I have loved animals since I was a tiny child. I always wanted to be a veterinarian or even a pachydermatologist, but I took a different path. I have been a docent at the Detroit Zoo since 2001. It has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life to volunteer there weekly, observing and learning about animals and helping our visitors to understand them.
I started this website to record, celebrate, and share the many animal encounters I enjoy, whether at the Detroit Zoo, in other zoos and sanctuaries, in the wild, or at home with the cats. Unless otherwise indicated (the banner photo is by K. E. Sackett), all of the photos are my own.
I hope you enjoy these stories!
The Elephant Sanctuary
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Animal Diversity Web
The Ultimate Ungulate Page