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:
Day 1 – Why I’m doing this challenge
Day 2 – 10 random facts about me
Day 3 – The story behind the name of this blog
Day 4 – Quotable Quote… Why it speaks to me right now
Day 5 – Recent random act of kindness
Day 6 – Three current guilty pleasures
Day 7 – Collections… What I collect and why
Day 8 – Throwback Picture
Day 9 – Recently read book recommendation
Day 10 – Three Favorite Blogs
Day 11 – Wishful Thinking… If I won the lottery
Day 12 – Purpose of this blog and future blog goals
Day 13 – What’s on today’s schedule?
Day 14 – All about my profession
Day 15 – My first international trip
To see the complete list of writing prompts, go here.
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