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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Five Pets or Not

Jan posted this furry FF:

1. Did you grow up with pets?
I grew up in the midwest-Ohio-near the country. Walking to school, we passed a feed store, no really. My friend Trudy and I would go in and ooh and ahh over the baby chicks and ducks every season.
I had dogs, turtles (from the 5 and dime-my mother stepped on one once-she thought it was a checker and was horrified to discover what she had done!) Two of those ducks-who weren't so cute once they grew up. Trudy got two too. Her eastern european parents ate one when it got too annoying-eeew! I also had fish periodically and of course we had a chicken coop, but we didn't consider them pets. Oh, yes I also had a white rat, the rescue from medical testing and a white mouse, a birthday gift from my pals in high school. His name was Heathcliff-He came pre-named.

2. Do you have any pets now?
No but I have deep dog envy. The weekend place only allows cats and fish, birds. I'm allergic to to cats and not really interested in the others. We'll see about after retirement. Any suggestions about hypo-allergenic cats?

3. What is the funniest or worst thing any of your pets have ever done?
The last dog, Barney was mind, but my mother stole his love by being available during the day and feeding him home cooked food. Bad dog!

4. Who is/was your favorite pet?
I guess the dogs. I was a mostly absentee owner. My child life was pretty busy and I didn't really bond with them. I bonded with books more easily.

5. How did you train your different pets?
Train? Like with tracks? Never took my pets on trips... ;-)

BONUS: Pictures of a pet or one you wish you could have.


Beth said...

Poor turtle......and poor Mom!

altar ego said...

I know about stolen love. When one of my dogs started hanging out with my husband I told him he had gone to the dark side (the dog, not the husband).

angela said...

wow, ducks, a mouse, turtles in addition to dogs?! Maybe if I owned a mouse I wouldn't go into freak mode whenever one does make it into the house somehow...

Jennifer said...

Thanks for mentioning the turtles.
I had forgotten that I had turtles as a kid, too!

Purple said...

We had goldfish and black mollies growing up. Oh, and guppies as well. The duck story is great.

Mompriest said...

I think when it comes to allergies you need to know if you are allergic to their dander or their saliva....and then you CAN find cats that are allergy free for dander, not sure about the saliva, though...

((Poor turtle))