Part of the Family: a reblog from Sept 2013

Reblogging this as it didn’t receive much traffic at the time. Hope you enjoy it.


Pets are part of the family. Most children growing up have one, gerbil, hamster, goldfish or a rabbit seem to be quite popular as a kid’s ‘first’.

Not me. We lived about a mile away from heathland, and my first ‘pets’ were slow worms and sand lizards. Grandad was living with us at the time, and he converted an old birdcage into an enclosure for them, complete with a little pond. I didn’t really know much about them, but made sure they had plenty of fresh greenery (as picked from said heathland), water and bugs to eat. As all kids do, my sister and I wanted to play with them often, and would instigate slow worm races on the back porch. They sort of escaped into the outside toilet when Mum was in there, and you could hear her screams all the way down the road. Sadly, that was the…

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Part of the Family: a reblog from Sept 2013

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Drunk incharge of a perch !

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