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My extended family

During my introduction post a few months ago, I had forgotten to mention a big part of my family...my pets! Some of you that were from Bubblews know that I have a mini zoo! lol I have a couple of parrots, chickens, a leopard gecko (she actually belongs to my youngest son), a Betta fish, and a chihuahua. I've also inherited my mom's cat recently. (My mom, as some of you may know, has dementia and is living in a care home.)

Unfortunately, a few weeks after I had written that post, I had to put my chihuahua down (the one in the first picture). She was only 3 years old, so it was unexpected and came as quite a shock.

It was also very hard on my family and I. There was a void in our hearts that needed to be filled. So, we ended up getting another chihuahua. (The one that is pictured below.)

I've got to say that she's been a wonderful addition. Best of all, she has helped to make my family complete again.

Well, that's about it...for now. What about you? Do you have any pets?

Me... &Firecracker. Please do not use without my written permission.

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Firecracker wrote on April 19, 2015, 4:26 AM

I agree, it is very sad &AbbyG ! I also agree that my new chihuahua was not meant to be a replacement. They have completely differently personalities!

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 19, 2015, 10:28 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
And your new chihuahua is adorable! :)

CalmGemini wrote on April 20, 2015, 7:29 AM

Sorry about you loss.How is your new chihuahua?We had a labrador dog till last year.We do not have any pets now

VinceSummers wrote on April 20, 2015, 7:48 AM

Small dogs rule, big dogs drool. Sadly, that's literally! Does your chihuahua prove to be a "Bob Barker?"

allen0187 wrote on April 20, 2015, 8:23 AM

It is never easy to put down and say goodbye to pets who have been part of one's family. As for me, back in the day I had pets - a couple of gold fishes, an iguana, and an albino python. The iguana and python I donated to the local wildlife park while the gold fishes are in an aquatic heaven now.

iwrite28 wrote on April 21, 2015, 2:34 PM

That is truly a mini-zoo. Am sure you enjoy all of them :)

cheri wrote on April 23, 2015, 2:27 AM

That is nice to know that you have an extended family you can manage so well.

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 3:44 AM

Thank you very much ViperGirl85 !

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 3:45 AM

Thank you. She's doing great CalmGemini ! :)

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 3:47 AM

You mean as far as getting her spayed? She isn't as of yet, but I plan on getting it done soon!

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 3:48 AM

I couldn't imagine having a python, although I did want an iguana before! lol

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 3:49 AM

Yep, I sure do! :)

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 3:50 AM

Well, thank you very much cheri ! :)

VinceSummers wrote on April 23, 2015, 7:06 AM

No. Just is it yappity, a barker? Many chihuahuas are.

Firecracker wrote on April 23, 2015, 7:14 AM

Let's just say that she has her moments. Otherwise she is relatively quiet. :)

AliCanary wrote on May 4, 2015, 11:03 AM

I got my first pet cat when I was five years old, and I've had cats ever since, along with the occasional guinea pig or gerbil, and lots of fish, too. Currently, we have two cats, Spencer and and Naomi, about whom I have posted occasionally.

Carmelanirel wrote on May 14, 2015, 4:15 PM

Oh my, your new baby is adorable. Well you already know what I have, 2 beagle/border collies and you already know what I feed them (which is why I skipped that discussion..lol) but I also foster many dogs and cats, not the kind of foster where they live with me, but I dog/cat sit sometimes too.

paigea wrote on June 25, 2015, 11:26 AM

That is quite a zoo! We have been adopted by the neighbour's escaped barn cat. Other than that our yard is home to many birds, frogs, an occasional little lizard and rabbits. The deer, moose, badgers, coyotes and foxes pass by.

AliCanary wrote on June 27, 2015, 9:41 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you were able to bring another little one into your hoe and that she has helped you heal. She's adorable!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 11:58 PM

I am sorry your beloved pet died, may he rest in peace. It reminds me of how my brother in law and sister lost their beloved dog earlier this year , it was a sad thing.