Laura Cornwell enjoys living rural life in central Missouri as the mother of two grown sons and grandmother to two small girls. She grew up with a deeply rooted love of animals encouraged by tolerant parents, and thus, as a child she owned numerous animals: mice, hamsters, puppies, bunnies, kittens (who were regularly dressed in doll clothes before being rocked to sleep) and finally, horses. Throughout life, her fascination with pets never waned. She found her perfect match and a fellow animal lover in her high-school sweetheart (now husband). Together they homestead a small acreage with horses, dogs, chickens and guinea-fowl.