I resisted the urge to write pet “tails” in the title, so I hope you all appreciate my restraint.
Today I want to know about your pets. Maybe not the ones you have right at this minute, if you have any, but the pets who have a special place in your heart. Tell me about your favorite pet – it’s ok, I won’t let any of your other furry friends know if they don’t make the top spot.
Right now, my family has three dogs – they’re wonderful animals, if a bit challenging at times, but if I was going to name my absolute favorite dog I’ve ever had, it would be my long deceased rottie mix, Cheyenne. We adopted Cheyenne after some guys abandoned her at the local frat house, on the occasion of my husband’s graduation from college. She was a tremendous dog – loyal, smart, and gentle with small children, although she was dog aggressive. I have a very embarrassing story about taking her for a walk that involved her getting in a fight with not only a three-legged stray but also a seeing eye dog within a handful of blocks. When my cat had a litter of kittens, Cheyenne adored them and we used to find the kittens out of the nesting box, in the middle of the floor soaking wet because Cheyenne had been grooming them. When MiniBelle was born, Cheyenne was her constant, patient companion – the kind of dog that people make movies about.