September 09, 2006

Mammaw's Pets

I asked my mom to send me a story or two about pets she had when she was growing up. We always had a dog or a bird... well... once we had alligators but I need to get more details on that. Until then, this is what my mom enjoyed for pets when she was a kid:

I don't really know what to tell you.........When I was growing up I had the usual dog or two and a few odd pets usually do to some animal being injured.

I once had a pet skunk . Of course he had been "deskunked".

Then I had a pet chicken that wouldn't eat off the ground. It had to be hand fed.

When I was very young my father worked at a hotel and one day he brought home a pigeon with a broken wing. I asked how it broke a wing and was told it fell off the hotel. It took me a long time to figure out why everyone thought it was funny when I told them how the pigeon broke a wing........

Yaa... she definitely got to enjoy the good life with pets. hahahahha. I know there is another part to that pet chicken story. I believe there was a rooster that attacked everyone about that time as well. Still... a chicken that had to be hand fed... literally, the food in the palm of your hand.

Can't wait to see what my boys decide to have as pets.

Posted by vw bug at September 9, 2006 06:24 AM | TrackBack

One alligator sis, just one. We did not have a zoo of them.

Posted by: Tink at September 9, 2006 08:57 AM

okay, just ONE alligator :)

my friend was getting pizza one day and her son was yelling "I just saw an ALLIGATOR" in a little pond next to the pizza place...not at all normal for these parts. She thought he was crazy. But there was an alligator, someone had let it go...that would've been a nice surprise for some fisherman...ACK!

Posted by: jenny at September 11, 2006 05:56 AM