My mother is a veterinarian so I grew up surrounded by animals. Not only did we have a couple dogs and cats, but we frequently had animals visiting our home - either petsitting when friends of my parents went out of town or when animals from the clinic were very sick and needed constant care. When I was 12 I started cleaning kennels at the clinic and continued that job throughout high school. I fed the animals, walked the dogs, cleaned up when they made messes, and cleared out litter boxes. After university, I got pets of my own. I love all four legged, furry creatures and the more exotic ones too. I have a blue tongue skink and a couple frogs, and I adore reptiles and amphibians. I am a friendly, albeit quiet, person; it would be my honour to care for your pet. I take the responsibility of pet care as serious as one would care for a child.