I thought I'd start a thread for anyone who has a pet... ANY kind of pet. What kind of pet do you have, why did you choose them, what do you like/dislike about them, and special talents your pet possesses.
I have 2 guinea pigs name J-Lo (big butt) and Cowlick (obvious reasons) - acquired during my daughters pre-teen years, a tortise-shell cat named Ginger/Ginny and a Basset Hound named Bailey.
Bassets are very much a "clown dog"... Bailey is darn near human in her behaviors... she even POUTS when she doesn't get her way. Contrary to popular opinion, Bassets are very smart and we've taught Bailey to sit, stay, lay down, speak, roll over, play dead (except the very tip of her tail thuds gently while the rest of her is dead still) :chuckle She LOVES to go for walks, fetch and play tug-of-war with her toys... I'm sure I've spent hundreds of dollars on a vast array of obnoxious squeeky toys. She attracts a lot of attention and is very sweet and gentle...but for some reason as soon as someone comes near her, she tucks her tail and cowers... when just moments before she was jumping and barking with excitement at the newcomer.
All of my pets are a great comfort to me when I come home after a hectic day... all they want is a little attention and love... they make me feel all gooshy, yanno??
I'd love to hear your pet stories....
May 16, '02
I have a 4 year old Saint Bernard , approx 160 lbs. Picked him up at a shelter at age 4 months. Doesn't have a mean bone in his body. The cats eat out of his bowl and he doesn't care. I've never heard the dog growl the whole time he's been in our family. He occasionally says' "mama" with his big lips. It's hysterical. He's still full of "puppy vinegar" at times. Can you imagine 160 lbs of hyperactive puppy crashing around the house? Not ALL Saints are sedate.
Last edit by Furball on Jan 1, '03