Me and Mine
First off – “Hey.”
My name is Mickey Mericle. I live in
the Uptown area of
I have 3 basset hounds: Murphy (15), McDuff (13), and Morrisey (1). I do basset rescue fostering and let’s just say I’ve been less than successful letting go of the hounds that pass through my doors. I got Murphy when she was 4 months old from the humane society while I was in grad school. She may be the only basset in the world with more frequent flier miles than people since she’s traveled the world with me. McDuff came from Michigan Basset Rescue and my first words about him were “he’s not very attractive”. Oh, how could I have ever thought that as I now know he is the most handsome boy in the world? Morrisey is the latest. She came into the house a terrorized, un-housetrained disaster, but after a month she howled in concert with McDuff and it was all over. ** Update: On February 21, 2006, McDuff, my sweet boy, went to the Rainbow Bridge.**
The Salt Mines
I earn my living as a finance manager at Target Corporation. I’m currently supporting the Target.com part of the business. Love the company. Who doesn’t love to shop at Target, especially with an employee discount? It’s awesome, although no maternity leave for adoptive parents, boo hoo, so I’m using all my vacay just to go get the little peanut. No time off when I get back. She’ll be in therapy for years, I suspect.
On my time off, I love to be outdoors.
I still haven’t learned my way around
With 3 dogs, I spend hours every
weekend at the dog parks which are awesome in
Reasons for Therapy
My mom and dad live in
** Update: I wrote the previous paragraph on February 12, 2006. On March 27, 2006 my wonderful sister, my best friend, died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism. It is hard to see a future without her. It makes me so incredibly sad she will never meet her niece Annabelle.**
Our last family photo, taken on Christmas Day, 2005