Joey, Allie... This is for you. May these stories be like tiny feathers that will one day drift down out of nowhere, bringing back great memories and smiles. You have brought me true joy with your laughter and song. This is your roadmap back to your youth and my guide home when memories fade. What a blessing it has been! What a blessing it continues to be.
Dogs Who Have Entered Our Lives (As named by Allie)
Cats Born in my Closet on top of Leather Boots
Milo Tiger Shi-ee
Hamsters and other Critters Who Stayed A While
July - Hamster purchased at local fair. We sent Allie to get lemonade... she came back thirsty with a hamster
Velvet - Flying Squirrel presented as a gift from our cat and nursed back to health
Lillie Belle Jones - A joint custody cat shared between Allie and the neighbor who both thought they had a new kitten
Randi Hope - White Tail Deer who came to be one of us
A series of Cats Named Homey - There will always be a Homey
Rudy - Daylight Challenged Rooster
Cinammon the Baby Chick
Mike - Chicken who fell off the Tyson Truck
The Duck who thought he was a chicken
Spirit - The not so friendly pony
16 nameless hamster babies - They told us the hamster was supposed to be fat, not pregnant! ***All were safely relocated to the pet store.
Pete and Sunshine - Pete was a cool bird. I thought he needed a wife. A yellow beauty named Sunshine seemed a good choice. Who knew she would pace and chirp incessantly, until one day she simply fell dead. Pete spent the rest of his days single and quite content with his little cage.
Foxy Lynn - the Falcon Who Fell To Our Front Yard
One night in the pool house perched on the uneven bars, a little raw steak and fresh water and he was good to go again.
Foxy Lynn flies with the falcons once more. (2012)
Sugar Plum & Sugar - Baby squirrels out on their own way too early