Saturday, April 23, 2011
52 weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 17- Pets
About the same time frame, I remember two turtles, Tommy and Timmy. These days, kids can't have these little turtles due to salmonella fears. But I never had any tummy problems.They both seemed to die from old age.
After Licorice passed (escaped and was hit by a car) we got Cindy, a mixed breed border collie type dog. She lived a long life, into my twenties. We also had a Siamese cat named 'Darn Cat' after the movie. Although occasionally Darn was replaced with a different word. She liked to sit on top of the fish tank light. When I married, she stayed with my parents and also lived a long, long life.
As a married adult, we had a Doberman whose name escapes me, and then another border collie type dog named Andy. Then a Dalmatian named Spot. How original. Spot could escape from her kennel. Once when we boarded her they found her the next morning running up and down the aisles barking at the other animals and having a blast.
The current critter in my life is my son's cat, Stir Fry. I've become quite attached, so hopefully neither will move out any time soon.