My nephew Ryan visited a local animal shelter recently with his 4-H group, and they made the news. Both of his parents are big-time animal lovers--when Nadine met David, he had a dog and two cats, and now 21 years later they have a (different) dog and two cats. The cats have literally torn up their fancy curtains and furniture and often pee, poop, or vomit on their furniture and beds...but they still love them to pieces. It's a good thing the cats belong to them and not us! :)
At any rate, animal loving is in their children's genes. They are baffled by Nicholas' unexplained fear of dogs. Ryan featured in two photos of the feature.
Yay, Ryan! Isn't he a cute little redhead?