Back Where I Come From – Day 19


Back Where I Come From – Day 19


Thanks for hosting the challenge, Suzanne, and the interesting questions!


Question # 19

19. Did you have any pets in your childhood home? If so, please tell me about them. If you have a photograph of any of your childhood pets, please share.

My Answer:

We always had a dog. There were a lot of them over the years, but we only had one at a time, I think.

We had parakeets a time or two, also.

We had the occasional gold fish. Then, after that one kept jumping out of his bowl all the time, I got scared of fish, so we didn’t have any more in the house. That started my fish phobia.

We couldn’t have cats, as my mom was afraid of them.

I have thought about writing up a post about each pet I’ve had over the years. I’m pretty sure I remember them all (and may have a photo of most, but will have to look for them). We’ll see if I do that someday. πŸ™‚

Here’s a photo of a couple of our (my) dogs.


Stormy (and me)


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2017 BS


6 responses »

  1. Stormy and Dusty look like really sweet dogs. πŸ™‚

    Why was your mama afraid of cats?

    Why do you think the fish hopping out of the bowl made you afraid of fish? It is very interesting what we are afraid of and what gets us to that point of fear, I think.

    I was terrified of bridges for the longest time. I had almost drowned and bridges are over water, so I was afraid of bridges. I’m pretty much fine with them now. However, I am still afraid of driving on mountains, or, more specifically, OFF of mountains. I can’t control other drivers around me and that makes mountain driving a very scary thought. Thankfully, I don’t have to do that kind of driving. It isn’t the height that scares me, but the idea of falling off and being smooshed to smithereens. I can thank my daddy and my father-in-law for that fear. πŸ™‚ They were masters at driving about 90mph toward the overlooks.

    Have a blessed day and thanks so much for playing along!

    • She was afraid of cats ever since one jumped on her back and I guess scratched her, when she was little. …Yeah, those fish jumping out of their bowl was so freaky, and I had to pick them up to put them back in the water. Gave me the willies! haha … Oh, bridges are scary for me too. I’m afraid they will fall down! I’ve never driven in mountains, but that would be pretty scary, especially going fast like your menfolk did. πŸ™‚

      • I’m sorry that a cat scared your mama when she was little. The baby daughter of one of my first cousins was mauled by their kitty cat. I don’t know what happened to make the kitty attack her, but it tore up her little face, coming very near to blinding her. There’s good reason to be wary, especially around little kids.

        Those hoppy fish can be pretty hard to catch, being all slippery all over the place.

        I worry about bridges collapsing, too. I remember once, back in SC when we were in college, we were going over the Cooper River Bridge (back when it was a set of parallel bridges, not the single bridge it apparently is now). Our friend Tommy was bragging about how his daddy helped build that bridge. That made me want to be off of it even more. πŸ™‚

        I don’t know how I missed on having a heart attack of my own way back when my daddy or father-in-law were mountain driving. haha

        Have a blessed night. πŸ™‚

      • The Bay or Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi was one that scared me the most. It is very tall, to let ships under. Traffic goes very fast, and there is no pull over lane if you have car trouble. I got where I avoided it and would go the long way around to not go on it. πŸ™‚

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