June 9, 2019

 I always wanted a breeding pair of zebra finches (since I couldn't have real zebras).  I've always loved how happy they sounded.  So I bought a pair from PetsMart along with a small cage and a book on the care of Zebra Finches. Shortly after installing them in the new...

April 2, 2017

After the incident with Max, we didn't have a dog for many years.  My father just didn't want to go through the pain again.  Then one night in late November 1979, my parents decided to go out to eat.  

While driving to the restaurant, my father almost ran over...

March 27, 2017

In previous posts, you learned about Dawn and Duke.  And how they taught me certain life lessons.  Max taught me a lesson I didn’t appreciate until I was an adult, and I realized my father was right all along.

About a year after Duke “ran away,” my father bought a...

February 20, 2017

While I was living in my first purchased home, I purchased two blue parakeets and named them Pete and Repete.  They were quite the characters and happily filled my home with their chirps and whistles.  Pete never really became hand-trained, but Repete was a pro at it....

February 6, 2017

Duke is the first pet that I can remember.  He was a beautiful liver and white English Springer Spaniel.  He was the family pet. Duke was no show dog…he hunted for a living.  In fact, if he flushed birds three times and you didn’t bring one down…that’s it he was done f...

January 23, 2017

My father wanted another kid, so my mother bought a goat.  My sister, Jennifer, was born nine months later. 

So now what do we do with a goat?  Well first off, we had five acres that was full of boulders and brush.  You couldn’t get any machinery to cut the brush o...

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