1986 - 1988 I was blessed with a son and a daughter (the human kind) from a previous marriage. I would have never guessed that there could be anything that could give me more to worry about or to be proud of than my animals - I was wrong.
My infatuation with Sam led to an attempt to acquire an even larger cat. I ordered a tiger through an animal broker I had met along the way (it was legal to do such stupid things back then) but when the cub
arrived, it was a lion. Opting to keep the lion, the tiger arrived six months later...
1988 - Present As lion led to tiger, tiger led to bears, bears to monkeys, monkeys to elephants... Eventually, that
tiger tried to eat me but the lion, Josef, became my best friend, my star, and the single most important influence on my life that would change the course of my life forever. Impressed by his beauty and special
temperament, a trainer in the film industry asked if I would allow Josef to participate in a Dryfus Fund commercial to be filmed at the Grand Canyon, Arizona. I was getting paid to play with my best friend in a warm
sunny place. Josef was having a great time. All this excitement coupled with the financial reward was enough to lure anyone into the industry, as it did me. "Wild Things" became "Wild Things Animal Rentals Inc."