"And I have to largely thank my parents. They never discouraged me, they never told me that girls don't play with icky things, they never yelled when they found a renegade toad in my room or a frog in the bathroom sink."
My parents (and grandparents) were very supportive and tolerant of my interest in reptiles when I was a kid also. I think that their support was one of the main reasons I was able to really develop an intense passion for these animals.
~ Tad Wood ~