Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Five: Pets

Revgal Sophia is worried about the health of her son's pet lizard, Elf. She writes: "Others in the ring have also been worried about beloved pets this week. And, in the saddest news of all, Songbird has had to bid farewell to her precious Molly... So in memory of Molly, and in honor of all the beloved animal companions who bless our lives: tell us about the five most memorable pets you have known. "

I've previously posted about Marble and the amazing Mr. Tumnus (some might say ad nauseum). So here are memorable animals who haven't gotten much 'press' from me.

1. My first pet was a black cat named Katze. I went through some old photographs, and, while I didn't find a picture of Katze, I did find one of my childhood friend, Debbie D. She and I played with Katze for hours. This picture was taken at Debbie's house on her birthday. (Debbie is on the right.) I'm not sure why we felt compelled to feed each other her birthday cake...



2. Chumley, my first and only dog (a Boston Terrier). He had a cute little nose and a cheery personality. Here he is on his favorite loveseat (which he sort of chewed up).



3. Kitty Carlisle -- which I think is an awesome name for a cat. Hubby and I got him shortly after we got married. He was a really sweet kitty:



4. Leroy the Bug. The best bug-as-a-pet ever. Just like Lassie, there were several Leroys, but shhhhh... don't tell Offsprings #1&2.


(picture from here)

5. Licorice -- I still miss that cute little kitty. Here he was playing some Tchaikovsky.

18 comments:

Processing Counselor said...

What great pets! And I love Kitty Carlisle who I sat behind at the theatre, once, when she was Kitty Carlisle Hart,

Sally said...

ahhh Licorice is sooo cute! What great pets.

Diane said...

what great photos!

I love to get my "cat fix" from you.

I miss cats.

dust bunny said...

You've had a great gaggle of pets, but Licorice was the best (although he's the only one I knew personally). Sorry he's gone. :(

RevDrKate said...

awww...love Licorice one the piano.

mompriest said...

Sweet members of your family, of the four footed kind...

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

obviously you were playing wedding... what little girls didn't play cinderella and weddings and whatnot? carlisle is one cute kitty...

Sophia said...

Fantastic pictures!

Muthah+ said...

I tie flys for fishing so I find a bug very interesting. I am not sure what kind of insect you have there, but I am one to inspect the screen porch each morning of the spring to see what has hatched over night. I especially love mayflies because they are so delicate and beautiful

MumPastor said...

Great play! I loved the idea of Leroy the bug....what personality!

altar ego said...

Love your pets, and yes, Kitty Carlisle is not only a fabulous name, but appears to suit the kitty in question. Lucky you to have a cat that can play Tchaikovsky.

Dan said...

Nice.
You make us smile!

Jennifer said...

Whoops! That previous comment was from me!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

OMG, those cat photos are wonderful.

offspring #1 said...

I think Marble needs a new friend :)

Rev SS said...

I agree with offspring #1!

David said...

Leroy!! I can't believe how he followed us from Oak street to Rosewood :)

Licorice looked so cute!

Barbara B. said...

Thanks, everybody!

PC, That is so cool you actually saw Kitty Carlisle Hart!

Offspring #1 and RevSS, You are preaching to the choir! :)

David, LOL, yes, wasn't Leroy amazing?! :)