I’ve been a zoophilist all of my life, continually developing my skills as an exceptional pet-petter and self-proclaimed animal whisperer. As a child when I was around animals in any environment I have the same awestruck expression and my hands are extended in hopes of hugging all of them. Since then I’ve learned I’m happier when I’m with or around animals, and giddy when I discover I’m heading to a place where I’ll get to interact with them.I have been lucky to share my life with a wonderful partner and fellow zoophilist, and amazing animals like the “dog” named Scooter and current cats – Princess Peppercorn and Mr. Weasley. People often ask me, “Hey – that dog of yours – what is it?” or “Do all three of those animals always sit on that chair with you?” or even “Do you have pictures of anything other than your pets?” The answers are 1) hard to say, he looked like a poodle but I’m pretty sure he was a muppet crossed with a lamb; 2) Yes; 3) Don’t be ridiculous. I take pictures of other people’s pets, too.