I've enjoyed finding others in this world that understand my love of critters the feathered and furry kind not into reptiles. I have a friend who cannot understand how I can give human qualities to my critters he says you talk about them like they have human feeling and personalities. If you're a true animal lover you understand when I talk about not wanting to hurt my dogs feelings. RIGHT..... and can tell by observation if they are physically ill or just down in the dumps. Have a great Year 2011 come on spring time!!!