Jo-Anne lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters. They share their home with "Scurrie" the Teddy Bear Hamster, and Maggie, their yellow Labrador Retriever.

Maggie is the family's second Labrador Retriever. Their first one, Morsel, a chocolate Lab, went to the Rainbow Bridge on April 15, 1997. It was because of Morsel's diagnosis of Canine Diabetes and suspicion of Cushing's Syndrome, that sent Jo-Anne out into cyberspace searching for answers. That is how she found the wonderful folks of Acme.

Maggie came to the family at 8 weeks of age, in May, 1997. She was a challenge from day one, and was dubbed "evil" by Smokey's Mom! Maggie's exploits have been well documented on the Acme BB. At about 6 months of age, Maggie began exhibiting signs of food allergies and at 10 months of age, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

Please feel free to contact Jo-Anne if you have any questions regarding Canine Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome, Canine Hypothyroidism or Canine Allergies.