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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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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