I’ve never been a “pet” person. When I was a child, the only animal I was exposed to
was a dog we were babysitting for friends (the poor thing was deaf and blind). When
Amy and Jennifer were old enough to want pets, our yard was too small for a dog so I let
them have hamsters (Kibbles & Bits). But we only had them a few months and gave
them away. Jennifer wanted pets because she had cool names for them. She wanted a
turtle named “fluffy,” and a fish named “bait.” She also wanted a hound dog named
“Elvis” and a small dog named “Pucci.” When we moved to Rancho Santa Fe we finally
got a dog (an orange golden retriever named "Tang"), and cats (Dolce and Gabbana).
We bought a house in
name one of them “Bait”- the others are: The Red Baron, O.J., Goldilocks, Ginger, Ugly Betty,
Batman, Smokey, and Little Nemo) and there is a bronze alligator statue in the swimming pool,
so I call him “Fluffy.”
I don't see myself having any pets in the near future.