Tell me about your pet!

Blue, Ellie, Tibby, Albany, Prada, Cleo, Ernie, Norma, Cuddles, Cheez Whiz & Walnut.

Those are the names of all of my pets in chronological order. Blue was a budgie that I don’t even really remember, Ellie was my first real pet. She was my dog growing up. Ellie was an incredibly smart miniature poodle. She lived to be almost 20 years old.

Then there was Tibby the tabby cat, Albany the Anglo-Arab horse, Prada the beautiful, black stray cat, Cleo the purebred Siamese I got from a friend who was allergic, Ernie the softest, shyest cat in the world who we found sleeping under a layer of snow on our front porch through a bitterly cold winter, and Norma, Cuddles, Cheez Whiz & Walnut … the chickens. And yes, I do consider my chickens to be pets. If I kiss them on the head they’re my pets.

I cannot even imagine not having a pet. How do you clean up the crumbs on your carpet? Who eats your centipedes? What do you use all your paper towels and lint brushes for? Who makes you feel better when you’re sad or sick? Spouses are fine, but cats are furry.

So that’s the direction we’re headed in today. Furry spouses. No. I mean pets. I wanna talk pets. Simply out of curiosity.

I want to know if you have a pet or not and if you do, I want to know what kind of pet you have.

Not that I’m looking for inspiration. I have enough pets. I do not need another pet. This house is too small and my energy too low. NO MORE PETS.

Now if you’ll excuse me it’s time to for me to turn in and do a little bit of bedtime reading.  I look forward to hearing about your pets.




Have a good weekend!


  1. Sierra says:

    I’m a girl eleven year old have a pet named buddy black and white heart shape on buddies belly

  2. Sierra says:

    I’m a girl eleven year old have a pet named buddy black and white heart shape on buddies belly

  3. Sierra says:

    I’m a girl eleven year old have a pet named buddy black and white heart shape on buddies belly

  4. Lindsay says:

    Lucy Love is my 4 year old Shih-Tzu. I always wanted a dog for Christmas and my husband FINALLY got the not-so-subtle hints one year and I was given the most adorable fur-ball of a baby with red jingle bells around her neck. Ah it was perfect. She is still my baby even after having a human one. :) She sure is a lot less maintenance and always loves to cuddle with me.

  5. Jeffery Lance says:

    I have a pit bull I rescued, I believe she is approximately 18 – 24 months old. I don’t know if she’s ever had any shots at all. What do I do? Where do I begin? I also need a license for her and perhaps a rabies shot? please help me out! I need a lot of questions answered, Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jeffery – Congratulations on rescuing a dog. The first thing you need to do is take her to the vet. I don’t believe there is any way the vet can tell if the dog has had its shots other than through the dog’s vet records. If you don’t have those (and you probably don’t) the vet will likely want to give the dog a whole new round of shots which will include rabies. They can also license the dog for you. Otherwise you can order one online, or go to your local city hall to pick up a tag. You can expect this first visit to be a little expensive because the vet will do a general examination of the dog to check its health along with the shots. Good luck! ~ karen

      • Jeffery Lance says:

        Thank you so much, Karen. How do you know so much about dogs? Do you have any pets? Dogs in particular?

  6. Angel in Alabama says:

    He is a rotten boy. Barely weighed 5 pounds when I got him; he’s now a hefty 8. :) I adore your chickens. They never fail to make me smile. Even on a bad day. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

  7. Angel in Alabama says:

    I have 2 wonderful dogs (one mostly Pomeranian and one Papillion) and 2 interesting cats (one 1/2 Siamese and a torte). They are all rescues and I can not imagine my life without them. I would like to have Chickens also, but my HOA doesn’t allow them. :( To quote Mark Twain…the more people I meet…the more I like my dog.

  8. Becca says:

    I have a Labranard named Tank. He’s got the size of a St.Bernard and the loyalty and smarts of a lab. But he’s really not a dog… He’s a bed hoggin’, window lickin’, food stealin’, Neanderthal…. But he completes my life. I don’t know what I would do without him. He’s my best friend.

  9. Paula Chelesnik says:

    Wow a lot of comments on pets. We pet owners obviously can’t resist talking about out pets. We have two black and tan dachshunds, Ava and Otto. Otto is fat and Ava is sassy. Ava will be 13 yrs old on Sept 13,2013(which is Friday the 13th and she was born on Friday the 13th). We also have three cats, Bob Eve and our newest Gypsy(who is a very cool looking Bengal). All our animals names are palindromes, except Gypsy who was already named when we got her.

  10. Michelle says:

    We have a dog, Molly (totally unoriginal dog name but when her brother, Desmond was alive it was ok because they were that Beattles song). We also have 2 cats, Rosko and Lucifer, and 10 chickens: Elmo, Mario, Shelly, Aleah, Miss Moneypenny, Venus, Skunk, Cora, Ginger, and Oreo.

    We are talking about another dog (or 2) but waiting til the kids are a bit older and more helpful with these things!

  11. Julie H says:

    Sugar is my Mississippi Porch Hound. She is the most beautiful and intelligent animal in the world. She is 13, really only a baby.

    Pompom is my 20lb maine coon cat.

    Pumpkin is my tiny barn cat. She’s kooky.

  12. Katie says:

    Mysterio is my Xoloitzuintli (mexican hairless dog with a natural mohawk and all). He feels super warm to the touch and is a perfect hot water bottle on cold nights since he loves sleeping under the bed covers by your legs. He spends his time climbing on the back of the sofa to lay across your shoulders when you’re trying to work on the computer and not play with him. Which is pretty impressive since he’s not petite. He’s about 30 lbs. Man! I love my dog!

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