Who are we and why are we writing this blog?

Our names are Ian and Kate. We met in college at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and have been dating since 2013. We both graduated with Bachelors Degrees in 2014. Ian graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology with a minor in math. Kate graduated with two degrees, B.S. in Meteorology and a B.S. in Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies.


After graduation, we both started on our Masters degrees. Ian’s Masters was in Emergency Management, online, and Kate’s Masters is in Marine Science at The University of South Florida (USF). Ian followed Kate to St. Petersburg, Florida where we got our first apartment. We are in our 3rd year of living in Florida and since our 1st apartment together when we moved to St. Pete we have bought a house, got new jobs, and now have 2 wonderful, beautiful furbabies.


Ian completed his masters last summer and currently works as an Emergency Manager in Florida and Kate will complete her Masters this May and currently works at USF as a Graduate Research Assistant.

Who are our furbabies?

We adopted our first puppy, Lexi, in December of 2014 (when she was 3 years old) from the SPCA Tampa Bay. Lexi is a 40 pound hound mix who was Kate’s Christmas present from Ian that year. When Kate saw Lexi it was love at 1st sight and we knew she was meant to be ours. In the 2 years that we have had Lexi we have taken her on many adventures including swimming, the beach, dog parks, kayaking, etc. she is a lovable, friendly, calm, and well trained dog that loves the run.

In January of 2017, we adopted our 2nd puppy, Aurora from the Suncoast Animal League (at 9 weeks old). Aurora is a German Shepard-Husky mix that we have had for a week now. In our first week we have learned that she is a great mix of hyper, calm, and sleepy.

Both dogs are sweet and loving and are getting along great. These 2 sisters are bonding quickly and we can’t wait for you to see and read about our journey with our furbabies.

Stayed tuned for another post from us throughout the week to hear the full stories on how each adoption unfolded, and who knows perhaps you may get a surprise post with our experiences in our 1st week with the newest addition to our little family!

Written by: Ian and Kate


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