Friday Five: Cats or Dogs or What?

Jan over at RevGalBlogPals has this week’s Friday Five:

In my experience in the United States, people are either “Dog People” or “Cat People.” So I am wondering about pets and experiences with them.

Well, you HAVE seen this video, haven’t you? 🙂

OK, on with the questions…

1. Are you a DOG or a CAT person? Or OTHER?

Oh, I do love our cats. Since we’ve been married, we’ve had 7 cats (sometimes more than one at a time.) I enjoy other people’s dogs, but I haven’t had the urge to add a dog to the household. We do have fish. But other than eating food, fish don’t make much of a connection.

2. Who were the pets of your childhood and what were they like?

We had mostly cats. The most recent ones my parents had were named after Dr. Seuss characters: Sam-I-am and Hoos Foos. (Hoos and Foos were TWO cats, a brother and a sister. They “let!” us take home two! My mom was NOT amused.) The exceptions to the cats were remarkable, irreplaceable dogs. The last dog we owned was a gorgeous, slightly goofy St. Bernard named Fezzik. (No, he didn’t rhyme.) He had many funny attributes, not the least of which was being “class clown” at his obedience school.

3. What pets do you have now?

3 cats, fish and a snake. The snake couldn’t go to college, but now that he has a diploma, he will be moving on. No, no. We INSIST.

4. Have you ever had any unusual pets in your household or visit your home?

Well our ball python was probably the most unusual one I expected to see in my own home. The other unusual one was the gecko who climbed up and down the curtains at a friend’s home during a La Leche League meeting.

5. What have you learned from your pets? Give one recent example, if possible.

Among other things, it’s OK to stop and smell what’s on the wind. And that just about ANYTHING can be a toy if you’re in the mood to play.

BONUS: Pictures or anything else related to animals you love.

Henry: My study buddy and all-around lap warmer model.
Tiria, in one of her many sleeping spots.
Tiria, in one of her many sleeping spots. She is the shy but beautiful one. Funny thing about her: I can pet her all I want if it’s at night and she can’t see me.
Polgara, the Elder Statescat
Polgara, the elder statescat. Her arthritic joints love her heated bed.
Calvin the ball python – putting in an appearance as a scrunchie. He’s a WEE BIT BIGGER now.

One comment

  1. oh my goodness, the snake! I babysat a snake for awhile, but I couldn’t feed it. I had to have someone else give it the little “pinkies”.

    your kitties are gorgeous!

    I haven’t seen the video, thank you for sharing it!!!


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