My name is Rain Jordan. I'm late to introductions! I'm originally from the San Francisco bay area of California; the farthest from there I had ever lived was the Monterey Bay area of California, until late 2015, when my hubby and I left almost everything--except our pets of course--behind, including a fairly successful real estate business, and sold our Santa Cruz home in order to get down payment funds to purchase a more suitable property for the dog rescue. What we sought for the rescue was not affordable for us in California, so here we are in Oregon now.
I run the rescue full time, which includes a lot of emotional rehabilitation as well as behavioral and skills training for the dogs to help them prepare to live happy lives as companion animals. I am also a behavioral trainer separately from the rescue (R+, clicker training, CC/DS, force free, etc.) though currently my time is mostly taken up with the rescue, the rescue's dogs, and programs offered by the rescue. Previously I was an artist (painting, sculpture, drawing) and still do art when I can find time. I also taught college for several years (English, creative writing, poetry), and have been a published author under a nom de plume since the early 2000s.
If I could be any animal, I would be an as-yet undiscovered animal: This animal would have amazing, unstoppable powers of Persuasion (convincing humans to support animal rescue, be kind to animals, etc.), Endowment-Attracting (easily bringing in all the funding needed for all of us to succeed in our missions of helping animals), Courage (to speak up and stand up for animals--in a constant effort to put a stop to their suffering), and Enchantment (able to cast magical spells over the entire planet, so that even if the other, more human-like qualities of this new animal failed, this quality would still be able to save all the creatures of this world).
This new animal is the softest we've ever known. Its body is covered with Rapunzel-long hair. Its face, just huge, sad eyes.
This new animal is the most priceless discovery of our time.