I thought I was an animal lover before I met Ann and her pets, past and present, through her wonderful book. As a child, Ann wanted more and more pets and now that she's a grown up she can have them. I would love to spend one day in Anne's basement where she keeps dozens of animals. Here is the best part about Ann, she lives right here in our state in Washington, CT. It makes me happy to know there is someone like Ann living close to me, an animal lover doing good for creatures great and small. There were some animal stories that made me laugh out and others I could relate to the sadness of a lost pet. Happy holidays and be sure to remember all your fuzzy, finny, feathery and scaly friends during this season of giving. Read this book, you will love it!