Sunday, 1 June 2008

This pets

I grew up on a farm, and so as kids we had a constant procession of pets (or animals we tried to make pets), ranging from cats and dogs to Miss Margaret the chook , ducks, a tortoise (Bert), rabbits, pigs and countless doomed goldfish. You've already seen my pony Diamond, a few posts ago.

These days we are much more pedestrian, with just a cat and a dog to our name. We did recently find ourselves seriously discussing a fish for PJ. He was fascinated by the one we fish-sat for a couple of weeks last year, and maybe one day soon we will.

But for now, here is Asha, adopted from the pound as a kitten when I lived in Darwin. She's now 8.

And here's Brock, also adopted from the pound as a very neglected 9 year old when we lived in the Blue Mountains. He's now 13. His hobbies consist of sleeping (23 1/2 hours a day) and eating.

Both these two have always been sensational with PJ, never raised so much as a claw in his direction despite some fairly severe toddler treatment.

We couldn't ask for lovelier pets, really.


Bells said...

you do have lovely pets!

I guess I won't be doing this meme, given my lack of pets.

ps love the name of your turtle!

Maureen said...

Your Brock and my Sebastian would be good bed buddies. When in doubt, go to sleep.

Donna Lee said...

I have always had at least one cat. My favorite one was Kubla Khan who lived to be 20. She was a perfect cat. She ignored us most of the time but pretended to know us enough to keep us happy. At one point, we had 2 cats, a rabbit, a dog and a fish tank with fish, crawfish and newts. A regular menagerie. And all of them, except for the reptile/fish came from the pound.

Rose Red said...

Pets rock! Especially dogs that sleep a lot and don't really need to be walked.

MadMad said...

Oh, how cute! Especially that guy who sleeps 23.5 hours a day!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Even dogs need to have a hobby!

Lisa said...

lol, sleeps 23.5 hrs a day..

I love your cat's colours. Just beautiful.

Em said...

What lovely pets. And kudos for adopting both of them. I always wonder about the people who pay hundreds of dollars for a pure-bred animal when there are so many friendly mutts at the local shelter.

2paw said...

Brock is so gorgeous!! Let me tell you, a perfectly young Labrador can sleep 23.5 hours with very little urging if she feels like it. He's so lovely!! I want to pat him!! And what a lovely cat Asha is, so regal!!!