I'm ink - a late twenty-something petz enthusiast by night, and a public health specialist by day.
I first bought petz 5 (a combo of dogz and catz) for a whopping 25.00 USD of allowance money when I was about ten years old. Unbeknownst to me at the time, Petz even then had a vibrant and exciting online community that was thriving.
I played Petz in the comfort of my living room for hours on end, breeding and manipulating my selective lines as I saw fit, but as school and other past-times moved into my life, the old game fell by the wayside. It wasn't until I stumbled upon a nostalgia inducing video in mid 2018 that I returned to the Petz obsession and discovered the community, still going strong after all these years, most of whom had aged very much like me - but still had an appriciation for this charming little game.
The rest is history, and here we are!