Friday Five: Pets or Not?

Jan, over at RevGals, posts this Friday Five Meme on family pets:

1. Did you grow up with pets? Yes. We had a orange tabby named Samantha and then another one named Tabitha. They were outdoor cats, loved to roam the farm lands around our house when we lived in Idaho. Later,when we lived in Wisconsin the roamed the woods behind our house. Often they’d bring us, uhm, their catch of the day. We also had a basset hound named Lady. Later, when I was in high school we had a toy poodle named Hair-Bear, because we kept his hair long.

2. Do you have any pets now? Two cats, Bootsie (soon to be 13), and Shadow (soon to be 5, in this photo)

and two dog – Roxie, a lab/red heeler mix age 12, and Ruby, a Viszla age 8.

Our son has a 9 month old puppy (who lives with us). Her name is Emmy and she is a pit-pull/border collie mix.

And our daughter has an almost 2 year old Weimaraner named Ollie.

3. What is the funniest or worst thing any of your pets have ever done? uhm, see photo above of Ollie. He is very silly. Here’s another photo of him:

waiting for our daughter in the office of the “Barn” where she is a trainer of horses and people….

4. Who is/was your favorite pet? Every one I have and have ever had. Just the way I am.

5. How did you train your different pets? Cats are easy. The dogs required Dog Obedience Classes but in the end they are pretty well behaved, most of the time..

BONUS: Pictures of a pet or one you wish you could have. See above…


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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7 Responses to Friday Five: Pets or Not?

  1. Jan says:

    Wonderful pictures and (of course) pets! I love the pictures you post of Ollie. Emmy doesn't look that much like a pit bull, but the combination of parents is interesting.

  2. Extreme doggy envy… 😛

  3. emmy cracks me up… she and bailey-bean could be fast friends… exploring, destroying… the stuff movies are made of… hee hee

  4. Jennifer says:

    These are great family members…just like you!

  5. altar ego says:

    I have to say that silliness in animals is part of why I love them. They make me laugh, which is such good medicine. And silly dogs have so much personality. I'll take silly any day!

  6. Purple says:

    Shadow seems perfectly content on the chair. And the I still chuckle when I see this picture of Ollie.

  7. angela says:

    Love love love your photos. You are a pro. And your play. I can tell you love them all.Pit bull and sheep dog–what a combo. That must be an energy rich dog!

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