The Family Zoo weblink is dedicated to Trixie, my beloved Sheltie who came to live with me in 2001 and went to Pet Heaven on February 11, 2013.

As any animal lover knows, a pet becomes part of the family.

They are loved, "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." (Roger Caras)

They are cared for, "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." (Immanuel Kant)

And when we bid them farewell, they are mourned.

"I miss the wagging little tail, I miss the plaintive pleading wail; I miss the wistful loving glance; I miss the circling welcome-dance." (Henry Willett from In Memoriam)