For Our Pets

This week https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2023/01/20/pet-care/ would love to know about our pets.

Growing up, I’ve always loved cats.

My first cat Candy, lived to sixteen, and was always a friendly ear when I needed someone to talk to. She would meet me after school, understanding I needed someone. We also had Fluffy, but when my dad got ill, we had to get rid of her. She wasn’t afraid of anything, and when my neighbours first Alsatian was outside, it barked at her. She arched her back, hissed, and he ran back into the house.

I didn’t like dogs, mostly because our next door neighbour’s next Alsatian, who would bark at the fence, every time someone went near, was more of a guard dog. I was petrified of him.

My husband, is a dog person. He grew up with dogs, and it was with the help of his Old English Sheepdog, I got used to them. Alex, with a passion for cheese, was friendly. Our next door neighbour had a Rottweiler, who took great pleasure in making me jump every time I walked out of my house, and I was scared of him, until I found out he was a rescue. He would hide under the table if anyone had a rolled up newspaper.

During our marriage, we have had five cats (one who now lives with my daughter) Cindy, Chelsea (who we found in a shed), Nyya, Jess and Cleo. Cindy lived to a good age. Chelsea wasn’t well, and just left one day. My daughter still has Nyya and Jess. Cleo always wandered, and when my daughter moved, she went missing, we still don’t know where.

Scamp, my first dog, died about five years ago. He was a German Shephard, mongrel cross. Unique, he was often called a wolf. He was quite small, taking after his mum, with golden eyes. We got Titan a few months afterwards. A cross between a Rottweiler and a German Shepard. He is mad, that’s for sure, but always loyal to me. We are getting my brother-in-laws Jack Russell, when we can get down to collect her. My daughter’s dog Luna, a breed I can never remember, a fluffy dog is Titan’s best friend.

Not to mention Bernadette (Bernie for the first few years until we were told he was a he) the tortoise, who is hibernating. We love animals, and keeping them safe is always important because they will always keep us safe.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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