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My Pets are Family
For example, I grew up on a farm. We had all kinds of animals – from chickens to cows, horses, pigs, and of course a dog and cat. We even had a house cat and barn cats.
Pigs are People Too
After I was grown and on my own, I got a pet potbelly pig. If you remember, back in the early 90s, breeders claimed they would stay tiny (they don’t). The pet store had named her Oprah, and at that time I was of the belief that you shouldn’t change an animal’s name. So, we nicknamed her Opie or O.P.
She was so smart, and I knew pigs were smart because we had them on the farm. Of course, she was exceptional in my eyes! She lived to be 17.5 years old. Unfortunately, the place that I lived did not see her value and wouldn’t let me keep her. Thankfully, my awesome parents agreed to take her. That’s right, she got to live on the farm (pictured above with my dad)! But, she live INSIDE the house. LOL!
After I moved from Wisconsin to Southern California, Opie eventually came back to live with me. What a fiasco! My dad and brother-in-law loaded up her homemade pig house (it was huge and awesome, thanks to my dad, who made it for his grAndpig!) It also weighed a ton! Anyway, we met in the middle in Oklahoma City and loaded her and the pig house onto our trailer from theirs using a winch and a lot of ingenuity. Opie the pig lived out her senior years in sunny Southern California eating slop home made especially for her every day using the recipe her grandpa concocted. Spoiled? Sure. Worth it? Absolutely!
Cats: the funny fur babies who own you
Then there are my cats – at one time I had four at once! That was a bit excessive, but they were spoiled and loved. In order that they graced us with their presence: Leo the Siamese with a nervous condition that ended up costing way too much in vet bills because she pulled her hair out and looked like she had a mohawk, and Hamlet the long hair black kitty with a heart of gold and a sandpaper tongue. Then, tragically, Leo ran away and I spent many hours – well over a month – looking everywhere for her and not sleeping. I never found her, but I did find a tiny 4-week old kitten who was abandoned by his mama. He was on top of a car wash (don’t ask, I was really looking everywhere for my cat!) So, we named him D’Tail (a pun on the place we found him). He was black and white like a soccer ball, and since he’d left his mama too soon he was fearless and reckless.
And, then there was L.B. the cat, short for Little Boy. He found us after being born a stray in a junkyard across the street. He was white with orange nose and tips of his ears and tail were orange. His nickname was Punkin’. Then came Alliyah, another meezer because someone (cough! me!) thought it was a good idea to have “Siamese twins”. Spoiler alert: it isn’t a good idea at all. They hated each other. And finally, Boo, the M Series tiger cat who had zero brains much like my stepson who thought adopting a kitten before you move out was a good idea. It wasn’t, and the cat stayed with us which also wasn’t a good idea. She was the dumbest animal I’ve ever met, but very sweet.
Dogs: not just your best friend
And, then there’s dogs. When I was a kid we had a sweet little long hair black dog, and then a boxer and an English Bulldog, who had purebred puppies that were the cutest most awesome dogs ever. As an adult, after my daughter was born, we rescued Mickey, a “min-pin mixed with something fat.” After he died of old age and broke our hearts, we got a Chocolate Lab who we named Ginger Ann. She is the epitome of loyal and true; she’s beautiful and loves us more than she loves herself. And, then we rescued Snoopy, another min-pin (who is actually skinny). And finally, we rescued another Chocolate lab + Australian Shepard mix named Jersey. She’s high spirited and can be very naughty and hard to contain. That is, until we realized she just needs a lot of exercise. So, now we go out running several times a week to burn off that excess energy.
Conclusion: Pet Crazy and Worth It!
So, as you can see, I adore my pets. If you have pets you adore, then sign-up for PetSmart’s treats loyalty program. Formerly called PetPerks, you’ll earn points on services and donations, as well as getting $250 in coupons, specials, bonus points and more!
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