Did you have animals growing up?
Yes! As a family we had many pets. When I was very young, we had a Springer Spaniel named Light bulb, because of the light bulb shaped marking on one of her eyes. We then had a Cocker Spaniel named Snoopy, named after my favorite cartoon character at the time. Later we had a chocolate Labrador named Tasha, not sure how she got that name. For smaller critters, we had a bevy: rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, fish and turtles. My mom and dad are definitely animal people. Thank goodness they indulged my two brothers and I in our love of animals.