I guess it was my 11 year old son that got us started last year. You see, he had a favorite cat that slept with him, and last year the cat got sick and we tried nursing him back to health, it worked for a month, but then he got sick again. He died just as I put him on the counter at the vets.
My son has some medical problems, and well in a nut shell, he decided wanted something else other than a cat to get him interested in.
And from there, things prgressed.
It is my son and I that keep up with the tanks.