Hi - I am kel, 31, mother to 2 boys (10, 7) + baby boy #3 due in october. we live in hawaii, on the island of oahu.
i run a craft business and am a full-time college student on break... so now i'm just a work-at-home-mom, especially since boy #3 is on the way in a few months.
we adopted two puppies from our local shelter in jan 2013. our older son chose Peace, a 5-mo old red pit mix, and our younger son chose Star, a 3-mo old brindle terrier mix. before that we had 2 purebred golden retrievers who got old and eventually passed on... so we went to go look at dogs one day and fell in love with Peace and Star!
we also have a kitty named KaHokuMakamae (means The Precious Star in Hawaiian) who is 14-yo, also adopted from the same shelter. she is my little princess!
i don't know how to add pictures in the thread itself so here are some recent pics:
Peace: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 23e96740f9
Star: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ff56d3ba0a
Makamae (cat): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 2aa8e1b43c
i am actually here because i am looking for advice/information about bully breeds and homeowners insurance. our agent told us that pit mixes and certain types of terriers aren't covered... so as it stands, we need to give up Peace girl or lose our insurance. and to add to that, i need to send in a picture of Star so they can judge if they deem him a liability or not and we risk losing him too. this is completely devastating news to us as these dogs are family to me and my husband... and best friends to my kids, not to mention the first real pets that they are responsible for. i am looking for any way to keep them, be it paying more for insurance (although i hope not too much!) or changing insurance companies altogether but just trying to figure out what my options are.
so hi, sad to be here on these kinds of terms but glad to have found this forum and looking forward to getting to know some of you and crossing my fingers that i don't lose two of my furry children!!