'FESS UP Pet People!
I got up this morning and started my usual routine. My heart just melted with love as I watched Peanut carry his new favorite ball outside to do his business, then bring it back in and put it next to his bowl while he ate. Zoe, if you’ve noticed, I hardly mention. That’s because she is so good. She sits like a little lady looking up at the kitchen island, waiting patiently for her food, looking so sweet and adorable. She melts my heart too. Scooter just gives me meltdowns. LOL.
I realize that I do have a favorite. Guess who? Yes, it’s Peanut. I want to know who your favorite pet is and why. If you have cats and dogs, which is your favorite in each group and also overall?
Oh, some will protest and say, “I love them all equally!” like mothers of more than one kid do. LIARS! I don’t believe it! There is nothing wrong with having a favorite. Doesn’t mean we love the others less, just that we love them in different ways. I’ll have to think a sec on why I love Scooter. LOL. I don’t know if I was my father’s favorite, but I remember Mom telling me that when my sister and I were young, he asked, “If the house was on fire and you could save only one, who would it be?” Mom of course, wouldn’t play that game. I was about four at the time and my sister a baby. My dad said, “It would have to be Sandy because Kathy doesn’t know she’s alive yet.” LOL. The privilege of being the first born!(By the time I was in my late teens, I was NEITHER's favorite!)I don’t know which of my pets I’d save first, but I know I’d burn myself to death if faced with that because I’d go in to try and get them all!Oh, and then I guess I'd go look for The Boss. LOL.
Little Man is my favorite because he’s the only one I had since a puppy. He was so pitiful when I found him dumped here, covered in seed ticks. When approached, he rolled on his back and peed. I guess I’ve always felt most protective of him because he’s always been timid and wears a worried look on his face a lot of the time. Scooter is his boss, and I’ve always been the sort to root for the underdog, especially when they have mean bosses! As for the cats, I really can’t say. They are so different, and hang together all the time, that I think of them as one unit almost.
Zoe is The Boss’s favorite, but I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because she loves daddy more than the other dogs do. And since she’s the “good one,” she causes less work/aggravation/annoyance for him, and for him, love means never having to work at it!
And I do love Scooter, maybe because he was harder than any pet I’ve ever owned. And when he’s sleeping he looks so innocent. Mostly, I love him because I can tell he loves me. I can’t fault him for his bossy ways, because, he’s just like me. No wonder the boss thinks I’m a pain just like Scooter!
So share your favorite with us, and don’t worry. We won’t tell your others. Just make sure they don’t sneak a peek at the computer while you’re typing!
Picture above is of Zoe and my beagle, Penny, who died a few years ago. It is one of my favorite photos. And no, Zoe is NOT a shaving cream brush!
posted by Sandy at 1/31/2007 12:03:00 PM