How Much Do You Love Your Pets?

by rfisher on October 15, 2008

How do you explain the bond between a person and their pet (or pets) to someone who doesn’t have a pet? I know before my dog Bruno came into my life, I just didn’t get it. Yes, we had pets growing up, but in a household with four kids at any time there was a combination of dogs, cat (with kittens), mice, snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and my sister’s escape artist hamster “Herman,” it was difficult to stay focused on anything.

Flash forward to 2001. I had recently bought my first house and decided it was time for my first dog. I’m not sure what I expected, but I truly fell completely in love with my 6.5lb boxer/pit mix puppy. Bruno became my constant companion, a walking buddy, a warm snuggler and an endless source of amusement. He changed my life.

Now, 7 years later, Bruno is 82 pounds of faithful companion. Over the years he has acquired a dad (when I got married) and a little brother (a wild, wild, beagle/boxer mix named Oki). He looks older, with an almost white muzzle, and he moves slower (but don’t we all), but he still looks at me with those big brown eyes and wags that stubby tail every time I walk into a room. What more could a girl ask for?

So, tell me your story, I’ll understand.

Click here or use the comment section to share a picture of your pet! Pictures of the WFPL pets (click to enlarge):



Bruno (left), 82 pounds of snuggle, and Oki, the wild little brother (there’s one in every family)


Sam lives with (and commandeers chairs from) Julie Kredens


Laura Ellis tells all her troubles to Jiffy (left), and Willy kept her spirits up when she was sick


Clara, Stephanie Sanders’ kitty, striking a pose


The elegant and wise Chloe, who lives with Stan Cook


Buddy checks out the peanut butter, Ace & Gibby take a snooze, and Sable relaxes on the lawn at Susan Sweeney Crum’s house


Intrepid explorer Daisy sprouts from the ivy at Jill Fox’s place.

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{ 3 comments }

Marie Moyes October 17, 2008 at 12:49 pm

My pets have been my saving grace. I’ve had a variety of everything- currently I am owned by two cats Sassasfras Swizzlestick Starbucks, Shadow and two buns Jackson Queens and Molly Mc Nibbler (Ages, 4,4,8, 13)

There is so much personality that I never expected from bunnies but so much involved in their care to keep them healthy. You have to know how to hold them, what they want and how to read them.

Cats are in a class of their own and have set it into my mind that I go to work for them, I must make money to care for the pets, and must care for myself first in order to be able to keep up with their demands. Just amazing creatures.

Sherry Ederheimer October 29, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I didn’t want another dog, after losing my first one to cancer, but my mother insisted that her neighbors’ dog (soon to be given away, via fliers on phone poles, to “a good home”) was perfect for me. Mom was right. Again. From Sophie I have learned important life lessons: Ask for what you need until you get it and for what you want until you win out; Discover your purpose in life and live it large, even if you only weigh nine pounds; Meet and greet everyone with a big smile and friendly attitude; and Kisses conquer everything.

RJ Noles February 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

I’m sure you can do worse than be Julie Kredens’ cat. What a cutie.
Best,
Rj

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