Do you have something furry, scurrying, swimming or even flying at home? Then most probably you are one of the millions of people who have a pet. Have you ever wondered when our love affair with domesticating animals started? It goes way back when Queen Cleopatra gave Roman emperor Julius Caesar a giraffe and the 16th century pope Leo X even had a dancing white elephant. But not all animals can be pets so don’t start getting any ideas of owning a tiger because one tiger pet-owner-wanna-be got mauled! We must remember to leave wild animals where they belong. If you want to know more about how we started to have pets check out Animals in the House by Sheila Keenan. It’s a vey informative and cool book!