Edith and her husband Dick share their Seattle area home with four black
Labs - Abby, Molly, Charley and Annie. Although all of the dogs are family pets and couch potatoes, Edith trains
and shows them in obedience, tracking, hunt tests and agility, according to the individual preferences of each
dog. Edith has been active for many years in animal-assisted therapy, too, and has visited countless nursing homes,
hospitals, and schools with her registered therapy Labs. Edith and Dick have two adult sons, one living in Germany
and one in New York City.
After moving to the Seattle area in 1993, Edith retired from a career in special education and community service.
She now spends her days training and playing with her Labs and volunteering for local charities. She has been the
chairperson of the Puget Sound area Lab Rescue program for the past five years, coordinating a rescue group that
helps to find homes for more than 200 abandoned and unwanted Labs each year. Edith is an avid reader and she enjoys
taking long walks with her dogs.