As a part of a veterinary family, I always had pets growing up. Being able to afford to care for my own pets as an adult was an exciting milestone for me. Among our little family we now count two greyhounds and two cats, all rescues. Mom builds airplanes, Dad teaches college, and the two furless kids study (sometimes). The dogs' favorite things to do are go for walks, eat, lounge around the house, and play in the backyard. The cats prefer the eating and lounging parts, preferably without the dogs investigating.