I love animals. I whole-heartedly believe that a lot of wants in our adulthood stem from childhood. We weren’t allowed pets when I was younger- none, zilch, nada. Of course this made me want one all the more.
I’ve definitely made up for the ‘no pets’ rule recently. Here are just a few of the pets I’ve acquired in the last few years:
Two German Shepherds- one is father to the other. At one point we rescued a silver/gray female shepherd. She had 14 puppies! OMG, they were all adorable! We sold most of the puppies and gave a few away. A friend of ours who lives out in the country wanted a dog so we gave the female shepherd away several months ago. You know how people say “I took them to live on a farm”? Well, I checked, and this tale was true! Now we have our original dog and his son, who he keeps in place daily.
Two rabbits- I bought one in Tennessee on an Amish farm. He’s a black dwarf rabbit and soooo soft. I acquired another, much larger rabbit, a long-eared one, at the pet store when they closed down. They assured me that is was male. Hmm, I was shocked by baby rabbits one morning. Had to give the long-eared away after that. Interesting fact- the rabbits were fine for several months but after she gave birth they could no longer live together. They fought and would have eventually killed one another. I have a friend who breeds rabbits so she went to her. I had such fun walking these rabbits on a leash and teaching them to use the litter box.
Two cats- both Siamese. These cats have such personality. They love cheese! And one of them loves to snuggle close when he sleeps.
Add to all of these the wild birds and squirrels that I feed and yep- it looks like I’m preparing for an arc!
I’d love to know more about your pet/pets…
By the way, today is the start of the new “weekly draw” list, so we’re starting with a clean slate. To be eligible for next week’s draw, I’ll only be pulling names from comments made between today and July 10th. All your comments from last week have however been added to the end-of-the-month grand prize draw.