12 January 2012

~Why Children Need Pets! ~
















What was your childhood pet?
Cat, dog, pig, spider monkey?
{I had all four!} 
Tell me!
xo,
misha

29 comments:

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

We had a dog, cats, & a pony!
Loved them all!!
♥'s
Sherry

Milah said...

We had cats and dogs when I was a child, but as an adult I have chickens, ducks, cats and dogs. And I'm seriously thinking about getting some goats.

Those are some precious pictures!

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Hartwood Roses said...

I'm an Army kid, and we didn't have a pet until I was 10 years old ... a Siamese cat that traveled with us wherever in the world we lived. When I married and had my own house, the first thing I did was get a kitten ... then another and another. Cats are a staple of our household.

When I was 30, I convinced my husband that we also needed a dog. Murphy was a five-year-old English Labrador, and he was one of the best things that has ever happened to me ... my heart dog, before I knew there was a term.

My three girls know that the pets in our family have almost the same rights as they do. Living with pets teaches kids kindness ... it gives them someone to love and share with, when they don't want to share with Mom and Dad. Our cat Amy (sweet Amy) was deaf, and she taught them that having a 'handicap' wasn't a handicap to her at all ... a lesson that they have transferred to people.

I could go on and on ... I think I just did. :)

Beth said...

lots of fish, never realized how terrible it was to flush them down the toilet until adult age. a guinea pig named "Furball". what a sweet little pig he was. miss him. i would love a dog ... but wonder if i have enough time to give to a dog or money or energy. we will see??! (:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Cat, dog, monkey, hamster, owl, lamb, calf. Okay, the farm animals were bottle fed until they reached the age of dinner plate. Good to see you, Misha.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Of course, as you would expect, I am in love with the two boxer photos! LOL

Marilyn said...

The usual dogs, cats dressed in my doll clothes, and my brother once had a raccoon--not the best idea he ever had! And the hardest to say goodbye to was my calf, Cheyenne, born in the feedlot corral and discovered after a trip to Frontier Days in Wyoming!♥♫

Deb said...

We only had dogs as children and a couple of parakeets. I remember you saying before that you had a spider monkey. That is SO funny! Love it!

Julie Harward said...

Loved this post! And I could not agree more, nothing makes me more sad than to see a kid afraid of even a cat! These pictures are just darling, loved them all. My first pet was Whiskers, a big sheepdog with long hair over his eyes, then Shep an Australian sheperd, had him my whole life. Many cats, a horse that was part work horse and part wild mustang. A mustang had come in and bred our mare and dad didn't even know it til it was born! We lived in the mouth of a canyon, hence the wild horses visit! I have never been without animals and hope to never be! ;D

TexWisGirl said...

1 dog, barn cats, parakeet, fish. :)

Laura said...

We always had cats and dogs. Then, when I was in my teens, I had horses and chickens too. ♥ all the pictures!

Country Dreaming said...

I had dogs growing up.
A beagle, teacup poodle, black Lab and a mixture .

Those are cute pictures.

Melinda

Gaelyn said...

These are Adorable!

I grew up with small dogs, moved on to big dogs and cats and am currently petless.

Red Gate Farm said...

Just a dog... a sheltie named ginger... oh and the 100 baby chicks that my grandpa gave us for easter one year and we let them all out by accident (I was only about 4 at the time)... not easy to round up baby chicks! These photos are adorable! Not sure which one is my favorite. Thanks for making me smile :)

~Chris

Lynne said...

I have always had a dog, my daughter wanted a cat so there were 4-5 of those. Tropical fish was an interest when our children were very small.

Now it is one dog . . adored tremendously . . .

C. Joy said...

First I have two pictures like yours - my son only a year or so standing by the back door watching his dad mow and our dog at baby's side ('standing' just like baby). Also, when he was 8 a picture of the two of them side by side in bed. For me I had a cow (o.k., not really a pet), and cats, dogs, squirrels (they would eat out of my dad's hand but bite me), fish - lots of fish - lots but we named them all - until the morning we looked in the aquarium and saw that the guppie had had babies...

Anke said...

We had a dog, some fish, a parakeet and some bunnies. Never a dull moment... ;-)

RoeH said...

I wish I had a picture of the many times in Moses Lake, Washington 50some years ago in the wintertime when the Boxer dog would lay down and sleep in front of the fireplace and my mother would lay down and sleep in front of the fireplace with her head on Duke for a pillow.

Amy said...

Had all the above except pig (and I REALLY wanted a little pig- my Uncle had them) and no spider monkey (such a lucky girl you are!!)
I totally 110% agree, a great childhood isn´t complete without pets! Wonderful photos you posted, some I´ve seen before and some I haven´t. We´re lucky people who have shared our lives with furry friends...

I love my dogs said...

I had dogs, cats, a horse, a ram, ducks, pigs and calves because I was fortunate to grow up on a small farm. I can't imagine life without some animals around. We have two labs right now and wish I had room for more. My grandson wants a dog so badly. They live in a small house and are gone alot so they probably won't get one.

Donna said...

We had kitties! Had to have them for killing the mice! Most of them were pretty wild and didn't like to be petted.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Oh what great photos. Brought back memories of my boys growing up with a menagerie in the house!
As a child I had dogs, cats and a horse. I never can understand people who don't want pets in the house!!
The more the merrier!!!
Grace

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Those pictures just made my day! :)
I had a loving dog named Max (short for Max a Million) and he was MY baby.

Donna said...

Adorable! I don't know which pic is my favorite :)
Hugs,
Donna

Saloma Furlong said...

These photos crack me up! The first one is SO hilarious!

Saloma

Ann On and On... said...

And...why cameras are so awesome! Some of those had me giggling out loud!

Linda said...

I agree all kids should have some kind of pet. Our kids had dogs, hamsters, baby chicks, snakes, and turtles.

Rural Revival said...

A teddy bear hamster. His name was Thunder. He squacked a lot when I first brought him home.

My brother had a gerbil, named Lightning 'cause he was fast as.

Thunder and Lightning. : )