Friday Five
Friday, March 15, 2002
Suburbia, California 


Time for Friday Five:

1. What's your favorite animal? Dogs. Never met a dog I didn't like.

2. What pets have you had in your lifetime? 

Childhood/Family pets:  Dogs: Honey (Spitz); Dixie (Pomeranian); Yuki (Toy Poodle); cat named Pu; turtle; salt water fishes and goldfish; sea turtles in a tidal pool; goat named Billy; lamb named Blackie; canary and parakeets (that barked like our dogs); Betsy the cow; pigs and piglets; a rabbit; and a rooster that grew up from a little chick (a prize at the county fair).

College: A kinkajou, six lab rats.

Our own dogs:  Happy & Lucky/ Hau`oli & Laki (transitioned in 1998, six months, apart); O and Freddy B, three years old.  All Shelties.  You can meet them here.

3. Is there any specific pet that you've wanted but never had? Why?

No. I was a huge Lassie fan, but watching a Disney movie, Little Shepherd of Catalina,  I fell in love with Shelties.  And for the last 15 years, we have been owned by four of them.

4. Are you allergic to any animals? 

Certain cats.  Not all.  Some have dander that affects me.  I like all animals, so just because I'm allergic to a few cats doesn't keep me from liking them.  Some people are dog people; others, cat people.  I am both.

5. Do you have any 'pet' pet peeves (your pets or others')?

I am peeved with dog owners who allow their dogs to go off leash and poop in their neighbor's yards.  We are those neighbors with the pooped-on yard.  The dog is a sweet Airedale terrier.  Not his fault.

We're still waiting for O to outgrow her nibbling of our sheets, bedcovers and bath towels. Until then, we've  learned to live with her personalized touches, i.e., holes.

Those who flagrantly break the no off-leash law in our national forest.  They can spoil it for the rest of us.  State parks already forbid dogs. 

>> Hiking with Your Dog in the Wilderness

"Life is a Gift."

Me ke Aloha, 
Author Unknown

 "The only gift is a portion of thyself..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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