I am: in my late twenties; a graduate of the psychology program at BYU Hawaii; dog lover; book reader. This blog was originally created as a means to stay in touch with other GDB puppy raisers, however, currently my dog lifestyle includes two vizslas, Erie and Seeker and a part-time PIT, Gala, so the blog has morphed. I love Harry Potter and every other fantasy I’ve ever read! I like Wicked quite a bit, and if you, too, are a Wicked fan, maybe you caught the reference in my blog name? I was raised in Oregon, spent some time living in Texas, New Mexico, Hawaii, California and now I’ve settled in Utah, where I moved for graduate school and am teaching students who are blind or visually impaired. I think that canned parmesan cheese and chewing gum are the two most disgusting edible substances ever invented. I'm on a lifelong quest for perfection. It's slow progress, but I've got an eternity.