Joe B. may have been the only one of his peers whose favorite part of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” was Ace’s menagerie, rather than the rest of the movie. Until he is able to live out in the country and pay for that much critter chow, he’ll have to make due writing about furry friends. Or scaly friends. Or any kind of animal companion. He’s written a variety of pet- and animal-themed stories for a daily newspaper, including care tips, plus features on area vets.