I love my pets and it seems most everyone in here has either a dog, cat or other pet. When you were a child, did you have any Pets? What kind? What were their names? How were you affected by them?
Dad was a farmer at heart, in fact he taught vocational agriculture at our high school so in his mind animals weren't necessarily pets. He grew up living in a wood shack of a house and you had to hunt for your supper. They had a couple of horses but they were a necessity for the farm and at times to get to school. So I can see why they didn't have the luxury of pets. The closest they had were barn cats and only to get rid of the mice.
But his little girl (me...lol) loved cats and dogs and especially the ones that had lots of long hair. One day his friend, the town veterinarian told dad that someone had left a pup on his doorstep and asked if dad wanted it. He was a softie and brought it home. He was a medium large dog sort of retriever and Irish setter cross...we named him Tramp. It was fitting.
Since my brother was older it sort of became his dog except he wasn't very kind to him so I loved him up until the day he died. But my favorite was the cat dad and mom let me have. I can still see her now. She was sort of a tortoise shell, long hair cat and of course I named her Fluffy. My mom couldn't not stand the sight of even 1 cat hair anywhere in the house so she didn't get to come in often. Sometimes during the day but she slept on the enclosed porch at night. That girl lived from the time I was in kindergarten until I was about
21. And even then dad held back telling me she was gone for a very long time. He was always sweet to me and cares about
my feelings. Now that I am typing this I can see just how deep dad loved me knowing how much I loved and enjoy Fluffy even though they didn't. But I suspect that dad loved her too...just didn't want to say it in front of mom. lol
Did you have any pets?
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