Saturday, February 11, 2012

365 # 42 Do: Take Care Of Your Pets

I think it's important for kids to have a pet while growing up. It teaches them responsibility, and gives them the opportunity to care for something they love. It's usually their first lesson in loss, too. My first (beloved) hamster Mister, who became Misty, who might have been a Mister was really important to me. We had a dog and two cats, but they belonged to everybody. Mister Misty was Mine. I was very very sad when it died. But I helped bury it and took some time to grieve, and then came Durbingle, who escaped and died behind the fridge...and Mandinka who grew a huge tumor.

But I digress....here is Chester and his ground squirrel...



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