Chapter 2 of my book is titled “Connect with the Animal Kingdom”. Over the years I have adored many, many different pets: rabbits, hamsters, quail, chickens, ducks, sheep, parakeets and dogs. Each one holds a special little place in my heart. This particular photo is over 7 years old, but it is one of my favorites. Fluffy was my son’s special pet chicken. (Yes, that is a bow in her feathers!) This little hen was so incredibly tame. He carted her around everywhere with him and even taught her a few little tricks. All the animal lovers out there will agree with me that pets elevate your life on so many levels. Animals are so fascinating to interact with! My little pup Coco’s constant presence and companionship is such a comfort in my life. I realize pets aren’t for everyone and don’t suit every lifestyle. If this is your situation, check out my chapter for ways to incorporate animals into your life. Does anyone else have any creative suggestions?