It’s a long proven fact. Cats hate me. I am decidedly a Dog Guy. Where you find me, you will find a dog. At some points in my life, two or more.
Today, I thought I’d be able to write about losing my best buddy, Thor, in August. But these are an emotionally heavy few days of January for me, so I’d like to focus, instead, on the big 1.8. for my daughter today and how that most special of birthdays will be upping our pet count!
Three years ago, I inherited a bunny ( 😒 ) from a previous relationship. I have yet to recieve a lick of child support for her hefty elitist organic eating habits or major carpet damage bills! Bunbun has made many an appearance here on my page as her and I have power struggled and battled wills over the years. We have only just recently decided that joining our evil forces would be to both our best advantage in the house. Now we share apples and are best fwends 🥕.
Last year, my children, evil forces in their own rite, hornswoggled me into adopting two white rats. I remained hands off for the better part of the year until I recieved repeated selfies from upstairs of rats on shoulders and rats snuggling in fluffy blankets and helping with homework. It was just too cute for me not to buy in to their individual little personalities and wuvv.
Last summer…my youngest wanted something of her very own. Apparently dogs, a bunny, rats and fish didn’t count. We tried the hermit crab thing before and ‘Speedy’ only made it a few weeks. Dwight, our oft spoiled guinea pig, passed away a few years ago as guinea pigs tend to do. So…she became the proud and responsible owner of a cheeky Russian Dwarf Hamster. Do I get stuck cleaning the cage? You betcha. But, while digging her from her hidey hole to funnel her in to her jogging ball or Lego maze, I became One with Hamster. I even secretly changed her name from Silver.
Tonight? Because a newborn is not tiny, nervous or squeaky enough, Grace will be spending her big birthday evening adopting two white mice. I will no doubt attach myself to them in time, and enjoy buying tiny mouse sized toys to surprise them with. Dr. Doolittle ain’t got nothin’ on me!
Currently Unfazed Rodent Whisperer
Sam (still mostly a dog guy)