I am poly and would like to date (current partner is supportive). I am dedicated, loyal, and I am patient when it comes to building relationships. I have been with my current partner for almost 16 years and I would like to meet new friends with the possibility of more. I am the person that will be with you in the ER at 3 AM or the one that will help you move in the rain.
I have always been around animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. Life didn't take me in that direction, but I still do rescue work and enjoy my own menagerie.
My 60 lb African sulcata tortoise comes when called, knows his name, and likes to cuddle. He will go to the back door to ask to be let out. He has dog tags glued to his shell because he likes to go visit the neighbors sometimes. At 60 lbs and still growing, it is like having an armored dog.
I had saltwater tanks for about 25 years. Several of the corals I bred/cultured had a neurotoxin that could kill you. I was stung by a type of marine worm that ended up in a visit to the ER. At the time, we weren't sure it it was coral toxin or something else in my tanks. The anxiety from that episode was a reality check. It was time to take a break from the hobby and get rid of the pretty things that could kill me. I still have a scar on my arm from that worm.
My friends and neighbors always bring their kids over to visit my animals and take pictures. I encourage the kids to follow their passion for the sciences. Toys at my house include computerized telescopes, microscopes, bionic ear, and a full chemistry set. I have so much fun being a science geek.