I am a longtime City of Saline resident and business owner. My husband (Dell Deaton) and I are investors in the Best Western Premier Saline hotel project. My business (d2 Saline, established in 1983), pays for advertising on The Saline Post. I also write for this site, without compensation, and all opinions expressed are solely my own. As an avocation, I try to be helpful on matters related to dogs, cats, and other animals who need a voice on their behalf. I am a Certified Pet Instructor and Canine Good Citizen Trainer, Evaluator, with experience since 2003 on the "Huron Valley Humane Society Behavioral Help Line." In 2007 I became credentialed with Therapy Dogs International and for many years my dog Timber and I visited facilities here in Saline.