Baby Frank may not be a Zoologist, but he is well acquainted with the zoo folk.  A lover of all animals (including his feline counterparts), Frank was thrilled when he was cordially invited by Nicki Hunter to visit her zoo and interview both her warm and cold-blooded companions.  Luckily for Baby, he was neither scratched by Tabby the Cat, nor was he eaten by Ana the Anaconda.  The following is a translation from their candid roundtable discussion…

Nicki Hunter, I have to ask, are you trying to start a zoo?
First off, Hi Baby Frank! Secondly, if I can start a zoo and start charging admission, then I’m all for it! Lol, I can’t deny that I am an animal lover.  Ever since I was a little girl and saw all the princesses running around with hordes of critters all singing with her as they cleaned, I just wanted to be just like them.  My puppies and bird can sing along, but I’m still working on the ochepelego from my snake, Ana.  She needs work.  So I guess what I’m saying is, I blame Disney.  Parents should be careful what they let their kids watch.  I’m just saying….

I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors surrounding the possible budding canine relationship between Desmond and Lily.  Is there something going on between you two, or is your relationship just platonic?
Desmond:  As hot and spunky as my girl Lily is, we are just strictly besties.  She’s got my back and she’s my best friend.  I don’t know what I’d do without her.

Lily: Desmond and I? Together?  Nah, we’re like brother and sister really, but not related.  Who I really have a crush on is my owner, Wes.  I hump him every chance I get! Mmmmm-mmm!

Tabby the cat, do you think there’s something to be said for the selfish, self-centered, and narcissistic reputation commonly associated with the feline race? 
Tabby: I don’t know what you’re talking about.  I can’t possibly answer for the entire feline race, but I can tell you that it’s not our fault that we are made to be perfect specimens of nature.  Did you know that the house cat is the absolutely most dangerous animal on the planet?  Kill for kill, we, on record have the highest success rate of fatal deaths for our prey than any other predator on earth.  That, sir, is a fact, so you should count yourself lucky that we actually like humans, for reasons beyond all my understanding, or there could be a coup de taut in your future, sir.  Not to mention, I am pretty.  Pet me….

Nicki, how do you come up with the names for your animal companions?
The animals tell me.  I never think about a name.  It either fits, or it doesn’t.  Usually, I can just sit with an animal and see its personality and it comes to me pretty quickly.  Except for Meatball. But that’s because he is a meatball.  Damn cute kitty.  The kittens, however, I’m hesitant to name because their new owners will rename them to their liking.  So, I’m sticking with 1, 2, and 3 as their names for now.

Ana the Anaconda, what do you eat for lunch?  Do you consider yourself a vegan or a vegetarian? 
Ana:  Hardy har har.  Aren’t you the comedian? I’m a rodent-atarian.Letssssssss leave it at that….