In any career, there are going to be stories. Everyone has one and everyone wants to hear one. This holds true for us zoologists, maybe even more so. It’s not every day one spends time dealing with sharp instruments, deadly chemicals or dangerous animals. This all combines to make some interesting listening (reading). Along the way, you hear stories told by the most experienced people. I plan to share my stories and the stories of the people I meet along the way, to lighten the mood and add some humour to the field of zoology.