Here’s a list of all the pets I’ve ever owned:
- A giant albino hamster (or possible a tailless albino rat) called Percy. He had the most enormous… ‘under-carriage’ which was always getting trapped in things and (possibly a related issue) was extremely bad tempered.
- A rabbit called Thumper. Who was also very testosterone-y and like to dig huge burrows, I’m guessing in a bid to allay his sexual frustrations. Most boring company in the world.
- At last, a proper pet, a black cat called Toby who thought he was a dog. He would play ‘fetch’ and liked to eat crisps.
- Finally (and my only pet as an adult) another cat; a tortoise-shell called Scratch who was awesome if very naughty. We once had to take him to vet when he got stuck in a bird-table.
Now though, we are a sans-pet household and I’d be lying if I said I don’t prefer it that way. I do love animals, but it’s because I love them I don’t have one. (That and the fleas *shudder*).
On the plus side, all this means I get to enjoy the birds in the garden as wildlife and not as gifts in my slippers!
See you tomorrow x
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