I'm originally from California, but have lived in NC for the last 10years. We made the long trek across the country with our 2 cats to the Seattle area 3 years ago, and we now have 3 cats. I've always been an animal lover in general, and I believe it's because I grew up with 3 dogs. We would walk them nightly as a family, and on the weekends I went with my dad to take them to the canyon to play in the creek. My husband and I often sit for my brother in-law's big goofy Great Dane and Bernese Mountain dog while he's away for work. My brother owns his own home dog boarding company with his wife and child where they take 5-10 dogs on hikes, and my sister is a professional dog trainer and groomer. So I guess you can say that caring for animals runs in my blood. I can't think of a more fulfilling job than working with animals, and I would treat your fur babies like they're my own!