Since birth, I have been drawn to animals' innocent curiosity and sought to befriend every creature which crosses my path, whether domesticated or wild. I have had pets my entire life (cats, dogs, fish, turtles, and a gerbil) and have sought to learn everything I could about all of my friends' unusual pets (snakes, rabbits, birds, ferrets, salamanders, and more). Lying chest to chest with a purring feline is a therapy I can't live without. Staring at the active yet peaceful flow of a fish tank is one of my favorite ways to clear my head. Talking to birds which stare me down or sing me a song is a childish habit I have no desire to lose. I believe in giving pets a life equally lavish to our own, including a comfortable home, nutritious diet, proper grooming, and a bit of fun.