my experience in the United States, people are either "Dog People" or
"Cat People." As the graph above illustrates, not everyone is limited to
those types of animals. So I am wondering about pets and experiences
1. Are you a DOG or a CAT person? Or OTHER? I used to be a confirmed cat person. Now I am a manic dog lover. I still like cats!!!
2. Who were the pets of your childhood and what were they like? There were some bad experiences when I was very small with large dogs that were not properly trained or managed (leading to my initial lack of enthusiasm for dogs). My own first pet was a cat named Beauty. She was a white shorthair. Then we had a longhair, part Siamese named Silky. She had kittens and her Gandalf lived with us a while.
3. What pets do you have now? Josie and Boudreaux are our two Maltese. Soon I hope to get a betta fish; Brandon has been breeding them.
4. Have you ever had any unusual pets in your household or visit your home? We had lizards for a while, and sugar gliders for a while, and a ferret which was not allowed but still happened. (!!!) After he left home, Brandon had a coatimundi (which was TOTALLY not allowed but since not in my house, not my problem. But, ask about his mom's bathroom wallpaper...!)
5. What have you learned from your pets? Give one recent example, if possible. I try to practice the thing about "treating the person you love the way your pet does." So, when Ken comes home, I get up and go with the dogs to meet him (they run, I don't always...). I kiss him hello and goodbye every time we part. I try to overlook little annoyances. Here's a great article about it. And a great slideshow.