Animals… Animals… And more animals…
Growing up we had so many pets that our friends and extended family joked that our house was actually an upscale zoo! 🙂
It was such a known thing that ours was a house of animal-lovers that people would bring, sick, injured, and/or abused animals to our house because they knew we would never turn them away.
Growing up Nigeria, there were no such things as pet shelters or animal control but now I know that our home served that purpose.
So… What animals did we have?
- Birds, including…
- African grey parrots
- Love birds
- Miscellaneous brown birds
You can probably imagine that ours was a household that was never quiet, what with all those animals around… Not to mention all the children in the household (my siblings and cousins) who all lived there.
Now… Were I to attempt to recreate this type of “animal sanctuary” here in the States, I have no doubt that my neighbors would waste no time in reporting us to some type of authority body, be it animal control, the HOA, or whomever…
I miss always having an animal companion to match my mood of the day…
- Some days are dog-companion mood days
- Some days are cat-companion mood days
- Some days were parrot-companion mood days, and so on…
You’ll never know how different moods evoke different needs and how different animals can in their own unique ways just fill those needs… And I miss having all that.
Catch up on my previous posts for this challenge:
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