The world is buzzing about current political parties and who will pip to the post. I made my opinion count with my pocket pal Peanut.

Casting my first ballot made quite the scene. People were amazed as I pulled Peanut out of her snuggle sack and crouched to arrange the scene. I explained she was my pet and not wild. The shock and adoration were worth every minute away from my family.

I explained the rescue’s position and our aim to educate. The caution of one mother was relief when I listed the extensive care and requirements of exotic animals. I may have informed a handful of voters about aph, even if it was just the girl I reminded if they have teeth they bite, a difference was made.