The picture to the left represents the Witneys' fascination for all kinds of animals - two legged, four legged, you name it. That's me with my Newfoundland "Spanky" AKC name "Coast Wise Spanker Sail." Not only did my dad love to work with animals, we kept all kinds at our home in the San Fernando Valley, which dad named "Stony Broke Farm." Not many people know that director William Witney was also an American Kennel Club judge and raised Irish Setters, Saint Bernards and Newfoundlands. While growing up I didn't just look after dogs but also jumping horses, goats, sheep, chickens, a peacock, a land turtle, honey bees, a milk cow named Gurty and racing pigeons. That's right - racing pigeons - and my competition? the Roy Rogers loft of Roy and his son, Dusty.