Growing up we always had pets. My very first pet as a child was a black cat called Toby. Then we had Chloe, and then Cooper. Cooper was my best friend. She was in my life for nearly 20 years (she had a good innings didn’t she!) and I adored her. We had an amazing bond and she showed me how special it is for children to grow up with pets.
Lamb has been been going to the zoo regularly since he was a newborn so has grown to love all animals, big and small. His first pet was a black cat called Mowgli. We lost Mowgli when Lamb was about 6 months old and it broke my heart (Lambs first word other than dada and mama was cat).