Today's post has zero to do with Down syndrome. We do not have any pets. Ian and I are allergic to cats. We had fish before Hailey was born, but we had a string of bad luck with them and packed everything up a few days before Hailey was born. As a result of no animals in the house, both boys are rather timid around animals and pets. It's not that they don't like them, but they just don't have a great deal of exposure to them. Hailey did not get the same memo. The girl loves animals of all kinds. She migrates to them every where we go. Her face lights up and she is a happy camper. Now we just need to convince her that her aunt's dog cannot go on our cruise with us!