When I was growing up, I had a pet giraffe called Jenny. My family lived on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe and we were forever adopting injured and orphaned warthogs, monkeys and other creatures. We also had a huge menagerie of cats, dogs and horses. But aside from my dog, Tiger, and my horses, Morning Star & Cassandra, it was Jenny I loved most. She was tame enough to walk up to, but not tame enough to touch. I’ve been around many giraffe in my life but I’ve never actually touched one. That changed shortly before Christmas when I had a birthday kiss from this orphaned giraffe at my friend, Roxy Dankwert’s amazing sanctuary, Wild is Life. It was like kissing a cloud. Unforgettable.