Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday Medley - National Love Your Pet Day


It's Wednesday and that means that Terrie has the questions and we have the answers.  Who knew that there was a National Love Your Pet Day?  I'm pretty sure if we checked that there would be a day for EVERYTHING and I'm betting that Hallmark probably has a card for each one.  Anyone betting it's a money making proposition for all concerned in designating these days?  I am for sure!


NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY – February 20

1.  Have you ever had a special pet in your life?  Will you tell us about it?


I am not a big fan of pets, but during our almost 48 years of marriage we have had a few. Our latest were Rhett (left) and Roscoe (right). A yellow and chocolate lab and they sort of ended up at our house as strays.  They were  and still are good dogs.  When we moved they did not move with us.  The folks that bought our old house was more than glad to keep them and loves them and takes very good care of them.  Hubby goes over weekly to see them.  We simply did not have room for them in our new yard and they were getting so old and needed to stay put.  It has worked out very well for us and for them.
2.  Did you grow up with pets in your home?  What did it teach you?
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No, we never had pets inside our house.  I only remember us having one dog when I was growing up and it was a black Cocker Spaniel named Baby.  He was dearly loved by my oldest brother and he was pretty much his dog.  We lived on a busy highway and he was killed when he was very young and I well remember how grieved my brother was for a very long time.  We never had another pet until all of us had left the house and then my parents got a dachshund and he was an inside dog.  Not sure what made them decide to do that but they sure did enjoy him. 
3.  Do you ever wonder what animals are thinking?
Not really but they likely think that we humans are an odd breed for sure.  But, even though I'm not a big fan of pets, I'm not sure you could ever find a human as glad to see you or as forgiving. 
4.  Sometimes a pet gets out and doesn't return for a few days. What do you think happens to them when they go on a walkabout?
Well, perhaps they are like some kids that can't wait to leave home and then they realize how good they had it and suddenly return. 
5.  With cats and dogs being the most popular pets, what is the most exotic pet you have personal experience with (didn't have to be yours)?
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I know, a hamster is NOT an exotic animal, but they might as well be as far as I'm concerned.  Our daughter begged for a hamster when she was young and we broke down and allowed her to have one.  I'm not sure how, but that crazy thing would get out of his cage and then we could not find him.  It almost did me in and I was a most happy Momma when he finally went on to meet his maker.  He was nothing but trouble but I suppose he brought some type of pleasure to our daughter "back in the day." ~smile~ 
6.  Please tell us something random about your week so far...

Most of you know that we went to Oklahoma last week to see this little guy show his sheep.  I can hardly wait to share all the details of our trip, it was quite a learning experience for us and we were sure proud of all of Clancy's hard work and dedication. Stay tuned!

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

13 comments:

  1. Your grandson is growing up so quickly. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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  2. I'm sure you are correct about Hallmark having a card for this day. Love your little Clancy with his sheep. Dumb question. Why is the sheep bare of his wool? Is that required for showing sheep?

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  3. Clancy looks so cute with his sheep. Dang that sheep is big too. I agree...there is a day for everything it seems. We lived on a farm growing up for the most part Lea and we had every kind of animal one could imagine and that included yard dogs. We did have two that small dogs (my mom an animal lover) had inside the home but after they died she never got another one until way later on in life. (I was grown and married) She had him for a while but after he passed away she didn't want any more. My sister carries her doggy to visit mom sometimes at the nursing home. We had yard dogs off and on while our girls were growing up and they loved them. My husband flat out refuses to have an inside dog. I do have two granddogs. LOL! Have a good day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. I was curious to see how you answered these questions today since I know you aren't a pet person and neither are we at this point in our life. After our Muffin died at the age of 15, we knew we did not need another animal. Enjoy the rest of your busy week.

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  5. It looked like Clancy did such a good job and his smile says it all. I bet your are one proud Nana!!!

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  6. I have been thinking of how your grandson did in the show, our children used to show livestock,it was quit a learning experience for sure. Looking forward to you sharing. Welcome back home.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  7. I am so excited to hear details of your trip and Clancy’s show! When I was in elementary school our second grade class had a class hamster that we could take turns taking home on the weekends. Every time I took that little guy home he got lost & made my mom a nervous wreck! Hope you’re having a beautiful week sweet friend!

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  8. Oh my goodness! Rhett and Roscoe are so cute. I am glad it all worked out that they could stay at your other house.
    I bet Clancy did just awesome showing his sheep! Yay!! He is super cute. Loved your answers!! Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  9. We've had a "Heinz 57" dog, a Beagle, a Bassett and two Cocker Spaniels. The last two were my favorites, named Buddy and Pal. They were litter mates and so very affectionate. They've been gone for 6 and 10 years, and I still miss them but we are done having pets. We enjoy the pets of our kids and that's enough.

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  10. Now I can't wait to read your post about your grand and his goat!! I enjoyed your answers, loved the photos and am so happy that you joined the Medley this week!!

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  11. How adorable is he with his sheep!?!?!? My cousins grew up in the country and raised sheep and cows. I was always so jealous!! That is awesome!!! I can;t wait to read all about you trip! Have a great night!

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  12. I know all too well how those hamsters can get out of their cages! Not only did I lose the one outside (and that was my fault) but another time, it got out of it's cage at night and he was in the bed with me down at my feet! No more hamsters for me! Clancy and his sheep are so cute together...I love farm animals too. I should have been raised on a farm!

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!