I l.o.v.e. animals. I always have since I was a little girl. I used to rescue birds, lady bugs, puppies, butterflies, kitties, anything that I thought needed my help. I used to gather lady bugs and put them in a plastic container with just plants. I never knew that they ate bugs until after Matt and I got married. I always wondered why they died so quickly. I even ran a dog rescue where I had about 14 dogs total, including 7 puppies. I would take dogs off of the streets, nurse them back to health if needed, and then I would screen calls for future families. :) That was fun. I don't want to do that again but it was definitely worth it then. A lot of families got wonderful pets.
One of my favorite things to do is go to zoos, Sea World, etc. Thankfully, my husband shares in this passion. When we went to Sea World this last December, I cried during the Dog & Cat show because I was so excited. I know I'm weird but I truly get emotional over things that I have a love for.
Matt loves dolphins. I love big cats. His are intelligent and sleek. Mine are independent and graceful. His are playful and extraordinary. Mine are beautiful and powerful. His are gentle and family-oriented. Mine are dangerous and alluring. His are amazing. Mine will eat you. :)
I also love pot-bellied pigs, horses, exotic birds, vipers, cats and dogs. But that's the short list.
Right now, Matt and I have a total of (5) animals. Bullet, our German Shepherd that I rescued last summer. Snickers, our Himalayan that we got at the animal shelter. And (2) tortoises and (1) water turtle. These next few pictures are of my little people pets. I have to remind our moms that this is it as far as grandchildren go for a little while longer. :) They don't mind. They love their animals as much as we love ours.