|Easter, April 22, 1973: kneeling, Brian, Bismarck, Mark;|
|standing: Karen, Mary, Amanda (Mom made our dresses).|
|In the backyard of our home at 8015 Sharpview, Houston, Texas.|
Did you have any pets as a child? If so, what types and what were their names? Do you have pets now?
I should start this out by confessing that I am not an animal lover. Apparently my parents really aren't either - we didn't get a pet until I was 15 and my youngest sibling was 7. Dad had various dogs growing up, but I don't think Mom had any pets. We all hate cats.
My parents got a purebred basset hound puppy in the summer of 1972. We named him Bismarck. Sadly, he died pretty young, but my parents got another purebred basset hound puppy in late 1976, that we named Barney. Barney lived a long time, until just before my father retired in 1994.
My ex-husband had a purebred Belgian sheepdog named Keena when we married in 1983. She had puppies and we kept one that I named Cascade's Rio Frio de Tejas, aka Texas. Keena died of cancer in spring of 1991, and Texas of unknown causes a couple years later. We then got a bare-eyed cockatoo named Genius, but that's a story for another day. Don't have and don't want any pets today.
Happy Easter, everyone!
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