Whenever you meet someone it seems you always search for some common ground. This common ground can be work related (where you’ve worked in the past, where you work now) or education related (where you went to grade school, middle school, high school, college) or family (which can encompass a whole slew of things)…but sometimes it can be in regard to animals.
For the sake of this post let’s assume we’re all animal lovers to some degree. If we met at a party and we were trying to bond over animals, here is what you’d learn about me.
I currently have three dogs and one cat.
I have a shih tzu, Ernie, whose eye once popped out (they have a shallow socket). So if you want to talk about Veterinary Ophthalmologists and innovative pet surgeries, I can hold my own. We can him “King Ernie” because he is the dominant dog in the household (even though he’s the smallest) and because my husband dotes on him.
I have a dorkie (dachshund/yorkie mix) named Chico (no, I didn’t give him that ridiculous name–it came with him) who is a within-the-last-year addition who can jump higher than any dog I’ve seen and who is a total love-bug.
If you don’t want to talk dogs, I have a cat, Leo. He’s white with a raccoon-like tail and asymmetrical tiger stripe marking on his face. Leo is 17# and has the uncanny ability to disappear on the day of his vet appointment. He’s also one who jumps to the floor with a thud (anyone who says cats are light on their feet obviously hasn’t met Leo. He often leaps onto my lap and determinedly pushes aside anything that’s already there (newspaper, book). One time Chico was on my lap and when Leo could shove him aside, he sat on top of him!
Since we’re trying to get acquainted, I don’t want to do all the talking…so, please, tell me about the animals in your life (current or past) or if you’ve never owned any…perhaps a tale about a neighbor or a friend’s animal?
BTW, all kinds of pets are welcome. In the past I’ve had hamsters, guinea pigs, parakeets, rabbits (mini-lops and New Zealands), turtles, fish (gold and betas)…
Oh, and the picture above is of Oreo, who recently crossed the rainbow bridge. She had an irritating habit of wanting to sit on top of my pages that I was editing. But she was a sweet, sweet girl and I miss her very much!