Throwback Thursday – Pets
This time we’re looking back at the pets we’ve had. Thanks Lauren & Maggie for hosting this fun prompt.
We don’t have any pets at the moment. We feed the cats outside that come around, though.
I’ve had pets of one kind or another since I was a little kid. Many, many pets. If I was to write about all of them on this one post, it would be pages long.
I’ve had dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, gerbils, birds, hermit crabs, fish, and even a spider or two that weren’t exactly pets, but they hung around for a long time and I gave them a name.
We’ve had lots of cats too, over the years, but I’ve written about them quite a lot on here, so won’t this time.
It’s been quite a few years since we had any dogs here with us, but we used to have quite a few. Let me think if I can remember all the dogs I’ve had since I was a kid.
Cindy – King – Skipper – Troubles – Dusty – Stormy – Freckles – Ginger – Maggie – Bud – Bridget – Weasel – Sam
And, in my notebooks I’ve written about them all – their stories.
And, I have photos of every one of them (except Troubles). Here’s me and Stormy. 🙂
This photo was taken in black & white, in the back yard in 1957. Stormy was just a mixed breed white and fluffy little dog, maybe part Cocker Spaniel? I’m standing on an old weathered door that was on the ground, and wearing a print dress, and my hair was fairly short.
A strange incident was a few years later my cousin & I were playing with the Ouija board. I asked would I get a dog? It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years. The photo shows Dusty, who was the same kind of dog that Stormy was, white & fluffy.
This was taken long ago, and is a picture of my little parakeet, named Igor. He was green and yellow.
We let him fly around all the time in the house. This photo is of him standing on one of our wine bottles that had candle wax of all colors melted down the side.
Igor was fun. We had him for quite a few years, and he could say his name, and also could say ‘Pretty Bird’.
We got him as a baby from a lady we knew who raised parakeets. She had lots of them. We’d gotten other ones from her, too.
Whenever we’d go on road trips, Igor would come along in his cage. He was a good traveler. 🙂
Here are some more of the dogs:
- Ginger (tan & white Basset Hound)
- Maggie (tan, white & black Basset Hound- Ginger’s mother)
- Bud (all black maybe a Labrador but smaller)
- Weasel (Maggie & Bud’s daughter)
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