It seems these days that everyone has a pet. When I was young it wasn't that way. But I think the trend toward animals is wonderful. When I married my now xhusband he came with a dog and I thought that was great!! We had taken that dog with us so much while dating that I considered her mine as well. She was a beautiful Irish Setter. Throughout our marriage we always had at least one pet. His preference was always the big dog and I like them also. We had several pets adopt us and they were oh so special!!
I was and still am the cat lover. I have my cat george now but previously had owned or been owned by a cat named Jimmy. Jimmy had adopted us and over time became my cat. He was such a comfort to me. When I would come home from work at night I would watch the late shows while Jimmy would stretch himself out along my torso. He was a big cat and I would often have to roll him off because he would become so heavy. We had Jimmy for a few years but when my former husband's military service took us overseas we concluded we should find him a new home in this country. We wrapped him up in a blanket and gave him to a lovely women who I knew would just love him! Once we got settled in our new home in a foreign country I began to miss Jimmy. Especially at night (I used to be a night person) when I was relaxing after the day was done. I suppose that was my first experience with a real connection with a pet. He gave me alot.
Now I have George whose name used to be Jingles...:) He is a precious cat, a member of the family. I think some of us just need an animal to make our lives a little better.
I'd like to hear about your pets. What kinds of animals do you like? Please write anything you would like to in regards to animals. Have you had a special pet? Thank you.