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What was your first pet?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 23, 2012

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“A doggie named Aiden.”

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“A beta fish, in the first year of college.”

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“A golden retriever named Goldie. We weren’t very creative, but she was great. ”


Terry Sexton 5 years, 9 months ago

A sweet but feisty chihuahua/pomeranian mix named Pablo. That doggie jumped into the fray more than once to protect his pet cat from an aggressor. The cat & the would-be cat chasers were all bigger than he was.

RoeDapple 5 years, 9 months ago

True story. The first one I can remember was a collie pup given to my dad from a co-worker in '53. The day he brought it home it ran behind the neighbors car and was killed. I don't think we had even named it yet. Other than that he was always "rescuing" strays and unwanted dogs, cats and parakeets over the years. One that stands out was a registered English Sheepdog named "Pogo Snow Boots". Hated that dog, dumber than a rock. Did have a few nice Shepherds and Collies though.

RoeDapple 5 years, 9 months ago

That too. But I was underage so I cain't talkaboutit

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 9 months ago

A Boston Bull dog named Spike, when I was 6 years old. Ugly dog but we had lots of fun together running and playing along the Walky River bank, west of town----

Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

I thought my parents had given me a very shy turtle. Years later I discovered it was actually a rock.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 9 months ago

Thanks from this gorgeous grandma! My grandfather had a pack of black and tan hounds that he used to hunt with and I remember seeing a stack of papers each other proving something or other about each one of the dogs. My grandmother said he knew more about the dogs than about his own children. I used to run up right in the middle of the pack, I loved those dogs. Later I had a white dog with a black spot, his name was......Spot.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 9 months ago

Black & Tan Hounds is a great name for a craft beer.

oldbaldguy 5 years, 9 months ago

an escape artist basset hound named Cleo. my little brother would share dog biscuits with her.

Deja Coffin 5 years, 9 months ago

A dog..... but seriously folks how the heck are ya? I haven't been on here in forever..... before they had the "like" option. Yay for "like" buttons, now I get to go through all the articles and like things!!! Way to step it up LJWORLD!

George_Braziller 5 years, 9 months ago

My parents had a black and white cat named "Monster" when I was born and there are pictures of me with him when I was about one year old.

However the first pet I remember was a giant solid black short haired cat named "Ringo" My sister and I named him that just because we liked the name even though we didn't have a clue who Ringo Starr was.

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