By Serena Kenna
Illustrated by Samantha Fimmano
I can clearly remember spending a good deal of my childhood begging my parents for a pet. Both my parents were born in Europe and raised on a farm, so their concept of an animal’s place in the family was a far cry from ours here in the United States. I was consistently told that animals do not belong in the house. Once I married and left my childhood home, I more than made up for my previous lack of pets. And my children worship and adore their four-legged family members.
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