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My Pets

Dogs have become a big part of my life.  I used to consider myself a “cat person”, still am, but I’ve definitely become a “dog person” too.  That sounds a bit like saying that you are both a Boston Red Sox fan (for sure!) and a “that awful team from the Bronx whose name I can’t even type” fan at the same time, but its not!  I’ve come to appreciate the qualities of both these types of pets.

Cedric is my dear 8-year-old kitty.

As you can see, he sits in unusual places like most cats do.  Unlike most cats, he drools like a dog when he is happy.

Daphne is my 4 1/2-year-old golden retriever.

She came into our lives after the premature loss of a great mutt named Fergus.  I fell in love with golden retrievers back when I was a college student working part time for a group of veterinarians.  One of the vets rented an apartment upstairs at the animal hospital where I worked and they owned a lovely, friendly, floppy golden retriever.   From that day on, I saw a golden retriever as part of the picture when I had my own family and home.

ETA: Dear Daphne passed away from cancer at the age of 10, 10/27/15

Teddy is my 1-year-old collie, the newest addition to the family.

My hubby owned a collie as a child, and has always had a soft spot for this breed.  When I learned last year that one of the teachers that I work with was going to be having collie puppies, I soon realized we were destined to become a 2-dog household!

We do a lot of vacuuming around here, but the pets really help our house be a home.  I hope these pets help provide memories of a happy childhood for my girls and I cherish their unconditional love!


  1. The teacher had Collie puppies? Wow! 😉

    Comment by Jennifer A — April 15, 2010 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  2. Okay, now our similarities are getting weird as MY CAT DROOLS TOO! I had many cats as a kid and Cleo is the ONLY cat I’ve known to drool! We love it! She also ‘hugs’ us as well as stretches her front paw out when she wants to be petted. In July she’ll turn 16 and you’d never know it. She doesn’t look a day over 8! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — June 17, 2010 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

  3. Beautiful animals! It’s easy to see that they are much loved.

    Comment by pinkunderbelly — February 12, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  4. Thought you’d manage to toilet train your cat. Been there — tried that. Sigh …

    Comment by Sybil — January 14, 2012 @ 10:48 am | Reply

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