Beth and Don met at university. Don was studying agriculture -- planning to work on his father's farm, and eventually take it over. With marriage in the future, Beth studied Veterinary medicine knowing that it would be a good career for someone who raised and worked with animals. I didn't show her practice in the strip, even though I worked as her assistant, many times. By this time, I had gone from wondering what to write about to having too many stories -- and not enough space to tell them!