The week 6 topic of the Farmgirl Blog-A-Thon is “Furry and Feathered Friends”! I love my furry and feathered friends! My dogs and cats are like my children!
My love for animals began when I was a small child! As a little girl my parents had a cat named Tycoon. I don’t remember her a bit except from pictures but Mom and Dad always talked like she was a really special cat.
Once my sister came along and we got a little older we got a dog named Scruffy. Eventually Scruffy went to “stay at the farm” and we missed him.
We went on to have pet birds and fish. All staying with us varying amounts of time. One rainy and cold evening a little gray cat wandered up on to the back porch. My sister and I begged and begged dad to let us keep her. Finally he caved and we got to keep the cat we named Precious. Precious even made the move to Vermont with us and lived happily wandering our seven acres until about the time I got ready to go to college when she went to “Kitty heaven”.
In 1990 my sister and I convinced mom and dad that it was time to get a new dog. On January 10th, 1990, Brandy was born and shortly after she came to live with us. Brandy was the first dog I really fell in love with. Brandy lived about 14 years and my parents finally had to have her put down. I was already married and moved away but it was still a terrible heartbreak when she died.
Living on our “farm” here in Arkansas I have had so many pets I can’t even count or remember them! We have had tons of cats over the years. 5 of the pet dogs we have had have since died. Currently we have 3 horses, 4 dogs, 4 cats and 5 kittens.
Here are a few pictures of the “kids” that I haven’t posted before.
Obama and BB
Eggnog (In a box?!)
Eggnog (In another, different box)
Thunder, Lily and Eggnog
I love my pets! I am getting my chicken on Saturday! So be watching for some pics of my new feathered friends!
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Kay at: http://therusticcottage.blogspot.com/
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