Hello to you all. I’m Lidia and I’m really excited to be joining the team here. I’ve spent my whole life around animals, both the usual pets like cats, dogs and rodents and some more unusual ones too. I grew up in a home where our animals were treated as part of the family and as creatures with their own souls. My parents involved me in caring for our ‘zoo’ from the earliest possible age and made sure that I understood that pet ownership brings responsibilities as well as pleasures. It’s not enough just to love an animal, we also have to make sure we understand about all the care they need. Some of my best friends when I was growing up were animals and I’m looking forward to meeting you and your best friends too.