Currently, there are two dogs and five cats that I take care of. The two dogs are named Milton (a terrier sheep dog mix) and Pepper (a springer spaniel), and the five cat’s names are Herman, Pepper (black cat), Deuce, Ditty, and Maggie.
The youngest is either Maggie or Ditty, but the oldest is Pepper who is a black cat that we got around 1992 as a kitten with another cat who recently died, Pumpkin. Maggie, Pepper, Deuce and Milton live with my kids, and only two cats, Herman and Ditty, currently live me. Pepper (the dog) is a friends dog that frequently stays with me when her family goes on vacation.
Over the years I have had many pets, mostly cats and dogs. Although for a few months I did have some fish, but they have mainly been either cats or dogs.
As a child living in Maine, we had one cat which was a white Persian named Teddy Roosevelt. He ran away shortly after we moved to Virginia though. For a short period of time when we still lived in Maine, we had a Black Labrador named Bow, who stayed with us while his family was getting re-adjusted. He was a great dog, even though he bit me. As a small child I sucked my thumb, and would do so while playing with his ears. I guess he did not like that…oops. I had to get a shot after getting bitten.
Later on, we got two Siamese cats, Clarence and Mittens. These cats were very affectionate and loving animals. We had several litters of kittens with them also that could have been considered to be kittens also. Clarence was a very loud cat, so loud that often when my mom was on the phone, people would think she had a baby because his cry sounded like a baby.
We then moved to Pennsylvania, and the cats Mittens and Clarence (this might have been the second Clarence and Mittens) came along. Then, for the first time in my life, we got our first family dog, Lady (a Doberman Pinscher). She was not your normal pinscher in that her ears were not cropped. She was a big baby, but very protective. I will have to tell some Lady stories later on, because we (Lady and I) grew up together.
The next few cats came around after my childhood years. At school I actually named my roommates cat Momma San. Momma San had a kitten named Gaoogie, and was a very playful kitten(then again, most are playful). The next cat that fits into the time-line is my moms cat, BC(Black Cat). BC was an orphan that showed up at her house. After BC, Pumpkin and Pepper came about, and lived with my girlfriend and I, who later became my wife (now ex-wife). After my son was born, we got Deuce who was originally Dueceldorf. Then came Milton the dog.
So as you can see from this timeline of the pets of my life, I have had pets around me for most of my existence. I think living with pets is a very normal way to live, and I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that do not have any pets.
Well, I am going to wrap this up as the first post to my Pet Blog because it is 9pm and the two cats, Ditty and Herman require my attention. I feed them at 9pm and first thing in the morning.