"Share something about your pets"
I think I was in 6th grade when I had my very first pets. Two dogs.. namely, Bush and Saddam. I borrowed the names of the two leaders, US President Bush and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. I meant no disrespect. These two pups were born during the Persian Gulf war.. The invasion of Kuwait.. Operation Dessert Storm... I'm not sure what to call it. I suck at history. All I know was that a war's going on and these two are the leaders. I was 12. I have an old photo with Bush and Sadam on it, but I can't remember where I hid it.
After that, I got my first favorite dog, named Chance. I got the name from the movie, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. He has brown fur, a short snout and the biggest round eyes a dog could have. My dog is not an American bulldog (like the one in the movie), but he's as fast, as playful and as mischievous. Also, he's always hungry. I would love to share a photo.. Unfortunately, I also misplaced Chance's pictures.
And then, there's Chippy. Her birthday is September 24, 2000. That makes her 10 years old. She's a gift from a relative. She had a sister named Nova, but she died shortly after arriving at my house. She must have ate something bad and got poisoned. When Chippy got pregnant, I was totally excited. After just a few months, she gave birth to only two puppies. I named them Sprite and Coke.
Sprite is the male. Coke is the female. They were born October 11, 2002. Sprite was a sweet dog. But he only lived for 4 years. Somehow, he got out of our yard. He was killed by someone in our neighborhood. When Dad found him, he had a bloody head. I was devastated. I buried Sprite's body in our backyard. Coke, on the other hand, is alive and well. Before Sprite died, they were a couple. Coke got pregrant and gave birth to 5 pups. We gave away the 3 puppies and I took two - Panda bear and Teddybear, born December 26, 2004. Teddybear is my pampered little spoiled baby.
After a few years, Coke got pregnant again. This time, Teddy's the father. On May 15, 2006, she gave birth to 4 puppies, named Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall. There's a long story about Fall, you can read this post here. But just making the long story short, Fall and I really bonded. He's my baby but he died. I was cuddling him when he died. He struggled for breath and there's nothing I can do about it. I felt helpless.
Atfer Fall, I thought I couldn't possibly want another dog. Losing him to death, it's very painful. About 2 years later, Coke got pregnant again.And so, Pokeybear was born (and Pika, Puka and Pooh, too) on May 14, 2008. Pokemon, as I now fondly call him, is a complete replica of Fall. However, they're also complete opposites when it comes to behavior and traits. While Fall was a sweet dog, Pokey is hot-tempered and stubborn. Fall had never had a fight with his brother, Teddy, while Pokey always bares his teeth when he sees Teddybear coming towards me. He's a very jealous dog.
Also that year, Chippy gave birth to a single pup. I named her Beauty. She's really a beauty.. but so full of mischief. We also have another michievous dog named Rich (Got his name from my sis-in-laws previous company, Vitarich). Him, Pokey and Beauty got along really well.
I have had several other dogs. Pee-wee, Piatos, Pan, Nala, Simba, Lala, Lilo, Stitch, Chowking, Mcdo.. among others.
As of today, I only have 6 dogs. Four are at home, with mom and dad. Two are with me.. I'm tasked to buy and cook their food, give them a bath, comb their fur, take care of their droppings, etc. These two dogs can be complete nuisances.. but then, I love them dearly.
What are your pets? Are you a cat person or a dog person? Or maybe a fish person? Care to share?