Ok this is a slightly sadder than usual post for us so let this be fair warning. Whee were inspired by Princess Zena who has been getting her hooman to go posts about animals she used to have. So Mummy has been looking back to see the fur and feathers that made her who she is.
The very first furry was a little black toy poodle called Katie who belonged to her Grandad. Kate was very old by the time Mummy was born but she remembers being very little and curling up with Katie in her doggy bed. One of the most special things about Katie was she was totally blind in her old age and despite being very fragile she still took good care of our hooman and gave her a love of animals which has stayed with her. Whee so wish whee had a pigture to show you but they are all at Grandad’s house!
Next came Anastasia and Cinderella, fondly known as Annie and Cinders, two little gerbils! Mummy’s first rodents! Mummy was very excited to get them. Here is her with one of the little hoomans and them when they arrived at the house! Looking back she remembers being very excited about buying the biggest pink cage in the shop but that was 1998 and now she is not so sure its that great. She called it Cinderella castle! But wee are so glad cages have improved since and things are so much better in terms of making nice homes for furries. They were very cheeky and loved digging. They were nearly lost down the side of many a sofa cushion! Though its not clear from the photos they were black all over with little white patches on their tails to distinguish one from the other.
After this Mummy got a feathered furfriend.
A little blue budgie. Now this is actually a slightly funny story. Originally named Barney this was one very grumpy budgie. So grumpy in fact Mummy’s Mummy took it to the vet thinking something must be wrong! Well nothing was discovered as far as illness goes but the vet did tell us Barney was in fact a Barbie. Yes their little boy budgie was a little girl budgie. With permanent PMT apparently! Barbie spent her few years with Mummy being a bit of a biter and quite naughty. She passed away very sadly and suddenly of a mysterious illness when she was four. Again Mummy was sad to remember how small the cage was. It was the biggest available to them at the time, but it still looks too little to her. So thankful things have improved.
After that Mummy had a very long wait before she was finally allowed pets again and got the lovely Nibbles and Nugget. Nugget who whee called chicken nugget was a very cheeky chappy who passed away due to a heart condition aged three. He used to love being put at one end of the garden and dashing all the way to the other end. For a chubby little chap he could move at quite a speed!
Nibbles is clearly still with us but now with his new furfriend Nutty. Next came Buddy and Bingo, who were both with us at the start of this blog. Unfortunately Bingo was very ill and whee lost him when he was only 9 months old. And so Buddy is now with little Basil.
This post does have a bit of a point which whee are finally getting to! Whee are opening a little rainbow bridge page to remember those whee have lost with some poems. Whee would love for you to be able to go to that page and post a little comment about a furry you would like to remember.
Whee hope whee haven’t made you sad, all the memories Mummy has of them are so happy and she can finally look back on them fondly, without bursting into tears. All these animals have made our Mummy who she is and though they are gone, they will never be forgotten!
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil