I remember fondly when my love for pets developed. I was a little sister and as such, I believed my older sister was a star. I loved everything she loved, and she looooved puppies. It took no time for me to sign up and become one of her most trusted partners in doggie smuggling. I have fond memories of following up on new puppy leads and then sneaking them home only later to ambush our mother with 3 sets of big brown eyes (mine, my sister’s and the puppy’s) begging to keep her or him.
We never lost that love and have since gone on to foster hundreds of dogs, cats, turtles, rabbits, hamsters, and rats. Needless to say I am an animal lover.