I grew up in Virginia and Colorado surrounded by animals. My family had a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses, turtles - you name it, we fed it. Thus I think my affection for animals is an inherent part of who I am - I don’t know life without them. I just love them naturally and prefer them to most people! My wife and I never had kids, mostly because we think our two basset hounds, Beau and Bronco, are people.