My name is Connie and I was born and raised in Michigan. Graduated
from Redford Union and began working as a secretary for a major sod
After marriage, as soon as we could, we purchased a
beautiful seven acre piece of land with nothing but a creek
running on it and a small amount of woods. Cleared a
section, pitched a tent to live in and began hand drilling a
well, preparing for temp electric, septic and many more
projects to complete before moving a mobile home on the
property. In four years the barn, fences and other projects
were completed enough to begin building our home. Yes, the
barn came first! Then came the addition of land on the
corner to make our farm complete with more acreage.
A country girl at heart, my dream of having a place to raise
children and horses was becoming a reality.
This place I called “my little heaven on earth” also became
the home and a great place to raise our sons Wade and
Preston. Campouts, chasing fireflies, catching frogs in the
creek, playing baseball, riding horses, raising goats,
cattle, a rabbit, dogs and cats were included along with the
baling of hay and the many chores on the farm.
Our place soon became called the “Four-Gee’s Appaloosa
Farm”. I was helping my friend one night, when this
beautiful black and white colt was born. I immediately fell
in love while watching him being born and struggling to
stand up on those long wobbly legs to nurse from his mother.
He became a member of our family as soon as he was weaned at
three months. Captain Kilroy was the beginning of my
breeding of horses. Our barn soon housed mares and was the
birth place of foals sired by him for 20 years.
Wade was a Boy Scout (first place winner of the derby car
race), avid reader, liked pleasure riding and before you
knew it graduated and went to college at Devry Institute of
Technology in Columbus, Ohio. Wade has made his home in
Florida and is employed as a project manager for a major
contracting company. He is proud father of my two
granddaughters who are both wonderful loving parents to
their rescue dogs and a cat.
Preston was in band, showed horses in 4-H, an alter server
at church and before you knew it began his military career
by enlisting in the National Guard and graduated the
following year. Texas is Preston’s home and he has served in
the military over 26 years. Preston is also proud father of
my favorite grandson (my only grandson) who also has his dog
Our house included a mother-in-law apartment and this soon
became home for my mother Margaret until her passing in
Citizens Insurance Company, now Allmerica Financial was my
place of employment for over twenty-five years. My career
began with rating high risk auto policies and I soon became
a team leader. I became an underwriter for auto and home
policies. When CRT’s came into the picture, I was chosen to
learn them and return to train employees. Next came the PC’s.
Then onto accounting, the test team for the billing system
which included traveling to agencies in upper and lower
parts of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to train them on the new
changes. I attended Lansing Community college.
Retirement from Citizens came in 2007. I volunteered one day
a week in the office at St. Agnes where I attended church
and am still a member. In a very short time, I became the
secretary and had six wonderful years with my already faith
family and where I taught first through fourth grade CCD for
Now, with my sons and grandchildren all grown up, all the
farm family crossed over the rainbow bridge, I decided to
move here to Florida to be near my son Wade in 2012. My very
first small dog Shadow, a part Yorkie came with me. This
began my interest and love of Yorkshire Terriers. This breed
is the most fun loving and gives you so so much
Even though my move here is the best, there was still a
place in my heart that missed the farm and my life breeding
and raising horses. These fantastic Yorkie’s has rekindled
the spark in my heart for breeding, filled that void in my
heart and has given me a purpose and made this place a home
just like the farm.
My hope is that each person that purchases a puppy from
Yorkie’s of the Forest will feel that same unconditional
love and fill your heart with so much happiness.