friday five (pets)
March 15, 2002 12:18 PM
The Friday Five. And your little dog, too.
1. What's your favorite animal?
I like ladybugs and ants. They're fun to watch, have interesting habits if not exciting personalities. And cats.
2. What pets have you had in your lifetime?
Cats. Lots of cats. Excluding kittens (from one cat who kept getting pregnant), there have been 11. I also had goldfish (that didn't last long) and a newt I rescued from one of the cats and released into the wild after his limbs all grew back.
My parents have three golden retrievers, with a rotating fourth (foster dogs). I'm not sure whether they count as my pets, since I'd moved out of the house by the time the dogs moved in.
3. Is there any specific pet that you've wanted but never had? Why?
When I was little, I wanted to keep a sick baby rabbit that we found in our yard, but it died. It was so tiny, it fit in my little hand. And it shook constantly; it was a sad, scared little rabbit.
4. Are you allergic to any animals?
Dogs. I'm very allergic to dog dander and all animal hair (and my parents started collecting the hairiest dogs ever as soon as I moved out, hmm...). I'm also allergic to lanolin, which I guess makes me allergic to sheep, too.
5. Do you have any 'pet' pet peeves (your pets or others')?
That is the silliest phrase I've seen all day.
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One of my cats knocks over the water bowl. Constantly. We thought it was a weird accident of the way she drank water until we got a second cat and (during the period when you keep the two separated) I watched her march into his room and deliberately smack his water over every morning.
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