Monday, October 27, 2014

Animals, Animals and more Animals

How many pets have you had throughout your life?
Having recently lost our beautiful little Zoe, it got me thinking of all the love I have received from the animal world throughout my life so far. So I sat myself down and made a list of all the pets I have had and loved. There has been very few times in my life that I haven't had some sort of pet. In fact the only time I can think of was our time living in Toronto, Canada back in the 1980's. So today I would love to share with you a list of my four legged (and in some instances two legged) family throughout my 61 years.

1. David - Golden Cocker Spaniel. 
David was my first animal. I presume I loved him but I don't really remember him. 
David (that's the dog, don't know who the boy is!)

2. Fritz - Dachshund (Sausage Dog). 
Fritz was a lovely dog and he was definitely my Dads dog.
 I remember the day he died was the first and one of the only times I saw my Dad cry. 
Fritz
3. Moe. 
Not sure where Moe got his name? 
Moe

4. Freddie - Poodle. 
My cousin Susan owned Freddie's father (Cuddles) and while visiting I just fell in love with this fluffy little puppy. Dad said we couldn't have another dog as we already had Fritz. 
So what did Mum and I do - we smuggled Freddie home under a blanket in the back seat with me. 
Freddie
5. Jack - Galah. 
Dad bought Jack home after finding him on the side of the road with a broken wing. 
Jack
6. Sam - Magpie. 
This was another new family member that Dad found with a broken wing. Sam was definitely my bird. He would sit on my window ledge and sing to the records I was playing. He also barked exactly like our dogs. 
Sam and Me
7. Blackie and Brownie - Bantom Hens
8. Chooks (Hens) - not really pets as we ate them. 
9. Lots of different types of birds in averies
10. Budgies and Canaries

11. Buttons
Buttons
12. Butch - Mix
Butch
13. Tara - Dalmation
As she had her papers I fully intended to breed her with another Dalmation. But she had other ideas and she got out of out our yard and mated with a black Labrador. 
Oh well - the eight pups she had were pretty adorable. 
Tara
14. Fish
15. Guinea Pig
16. Mice

17. Rambo - Mix
We owned Rambo while we lived in New York. 
He had the habit of jumping in the bath while Shane (my son) was having his bath. 
Rambo
18. Tammy - Mix
I must say out of all the animals I have had Tammy would be close to being my favorite. 
She had such a gentle, sweet nature. 
Tammy
19. Caspa - Black Cat
Caspa was my son Shane cat.
 He got her for Christmas and for many years they were constant companions..
Caspa
20. Zoe - Miniture Poodle, Australian Silkie Terrier Cross
Beautiful Zoe was a beautiful dog - if maybe a little loud. 
Zoe