I am an animal lover, and during my life I have had a multitude of pets. I was just having a conversation with Cielo about it and I thought it would be a perfect thing to post about. I think most people have or had pets in the past and even those that have left us can still bring a smile.
One of the first pets I can remember as a child was a dog, his name was Mitsiu and he was a crazy little mutt. He had non-stop energy that used to drive my Mom crazy. I also had other dogs during my childhood but the one I can remember the most is Duchess. She was a Rott and the most loving dog I have ever had. She was very protective of me even from my own family, extremely playful and full of energy. We could not bring her to the US because of the money and time involved with bringing a pet from foreign soil. She went to a very good home. I used to work at a Bakery right before we moved to the US and she went to live at the Baker’s home, he used to see the dog on a regular basis with me and loved it.
Now I have 3 cats Shayla, Damian and Cricket. They just came together a couple of weeks ago Cielo having Damian and Cricket before and I having Shayla. They got along pretty good until a couple of days ago, now Shayla and Damian have been going at it, but they seemed calmer yesterday. Shayla is the first cat I have ever had, my Mom was not a fan of them. In some senses I like cats better than dogs, but they both have their pros and cons I guess 🙂 Dog lover turned Cat lover… but at the end it all depends on the individual pet. Damian is the oldest but he has some spunk left. Until a couple of days I thought he was just the coolest cat around, he likes everyone and loves to lay on your lap. I know you have all seen how fights between animals are represented in cartoons, well reality is not far from that because the time that I saw Damian and Shayla going at it, it looked exactly like that. A could of smoke with limbs flying all over. It was funny to see; hopefully soon they will be just sleeping right next to each other.
I also have fish now, they are Cielo’s but hey I can claim them now too ;). She has 2 convicts and 2 electric cichlids. An not to forget Harley the Pl*co that was featured in the moblog a couple of days ago. I have kept fish through most of my life as well as working at a pet store that specialized on fish. I have kept Angels, Gold Fish, Guppies, Mollies, Gouramies, Danios, Neons and Corys. I am looking forward to building a little hatchery in our basement and having a couple of big display tanks in the near future.
Surprisingly enough I have not had many birds, I did have a little one growing up that was with us for over 10 years. The bird seemed happy and used to sing all the time. But birds for the most part do not look too happy in cages and in retrospective I am not sure that it is a good idea to keep birds. Wow, I am not even sure I ever want to have birds again. Well maybe a parrot 🙂
I am reptile clueless, I had a turtle once but the thing used to bury itself in the backyard for weeks at a time and just come out once in a while. Lizards and snakes are popular pets here in the States but back in Colombia you see them so often in the while that is like trying to make a pet out of a squirrel here. I would not mind having some lizards in the house.
I did not have all kinds of rodents but did have probably about 5 hamsters. I don’t remember their names anymore but they were ok pets. It is hard to bond with them because they are nocturnal so they pretty much just keep you awake at night and when you want to see them they are deep in their dreams.
Last but not least are my insects. I do not keep insects anymore but I used to make my own ant farms growing up. I used to put them in jars with durt and watch them make tunnels and such. My Mom thought for sure that I would be a veterinarian… who knows maybe some day I will.
So what pets do you have now… what pets can you remember from when you were growing up?