With over 14 years of professional content creation, Jodie Michalak comes to Wide Open Pets with unbridled excitement to share her passion and knowledge in the animal arena. An avid writer and lover of nature, Jodie has owned a horse, dogs, hermit crabs, birds, a pig, a bearded dragon, bunnies, countless fickle fish, and chickens. She's happiest with a cat on her lap. (And a laptop.)