Relate a memorable pet experience. Our studio adopted a stray cat that was a sweetheart and a joy. He'd sit on my lap while I worked at the computer. A couple months ago, though, a dog killed him.
What's the most unusual pet you've seen? A college friend had three cockroaches she kept in a cage in her dorm room. She'd actually pet them and talk to them.
What differentiates a good pet from a great pet? One who's just there and one that interacts with your life.
Describe a memorable pet experience. I grew up with a dog who loved me and slept with me every night, but she got old and had to be put down because of pneumonia.
Why acquire a pet? Almost all my pets were rescued pets. I wasn't looking for a pet at the time, but it was like running into a friend an accidental relationship, not something I chose.
What's the most unusual pet you've seen? My friend had a monkey. It was like a 3-year-old that you can't control, that does whatever it wants.
Have you personally witnessed animal abuse? One time, I had to rescue a bunch of cats from a house that the former resident had left behind. They'd gone over a week without food and water.
What's the difference between a good pet and a great pet? The owner. You see out-of-control pets who run off in all directions, and you see pets who are well-behaved and loving. The difference is in how much time and attention their owners gave them.