*I don't remember this, but it has been told to me several times.*
Mom and Dad took me to the Portland Zoo when I was, oh, a toddler. They wanted me to experience all the wonderful animals that were there. I toddled about, as toddlers do, when I spied a white rooster.
(I don't know if they do now, but they used to let small birds wander in the public areas of the zoo.)
I fell in love with the white rooster, and proceeded to follow it unswervingly. Mom and Dad tried to get me involved with the rest of the zoo animals.
"Look, honey, a bear! A tiger! Honey, look at the orangutan!"
I saw the rooster, I liked the rooster, I was going to make a friend of that rooster.
Mom says to this day, that's why I can deal with them so well. She was so frustrated, we'd made a special trip to the zoo, and I was more interested in a rooster, which I could have seen at Grandpa's.
Mom, look at it this way. I have grown up to have my own zoo! ; )
And thus ends my A to Z challenge with animals... Hope you enjoyed the menagerie, and I will be going back to blogs that will be about 3 days a week... Thank you for your comments, and I appreciate all the blog readers, new and old!