Originally Posted by Jalapeno
Hello, I'd like to know if everyone had/loved dogs before becoming a cat lover.
We still have 2 dogs, but I used to love dogs so much and (not really) hated cats, but didn't care much about them- but that all changed last July '04 when I cared for Pikachu (RB), and now, I can't live without 'em!
WOW! You just took the words right outa my mouth! As a child I was friends with every dog in the neighborhood! I could not have one as my brother had Asthma. Then as a preteen I got my first dog - A Small SPoo and he was my best friend. i had mares too and he would heel off leash by the left shoulder of my mare on the left (I would ride her Mom and pony her and her sister on each side of her Mom). After he died I no longer wanted a any more dogs. Later I got engaged and my mares and I moved with my fiance.
THERE a dear Calico came to me. She was scared of all other people except me and my fiance. She got fatter and fatter and one day she gave birth to 4 kittens. Two look a like mackerel striped tabbies (one long hair and one short hair) and a calico and an orange Tabby boy. My now ex dumped the boys when I was at work and my little calico was killed in the street and my fiance and I split. I took the last kitten home with me and a few years later snuck the Mom, Minnie home.
I moved back with my Mom and shortly after she was given a GIANT SPoo. I threw a fit due to worry over my Corkie and suddenly, without knowing when, BOTH Corkie and I fell in love with Schatzi and when I brought Minnie home he was always there to protect her from Corkie who wanted her GONE!
He is gone now and I will NEVER have another but he loved cats as much as I did, and 3 of my cats loved him.
From the time Corkie came into my life I was a goner for cats! I still have her and now 3 rescues! They are my babies and the loves of my life!
Minnie lying by the willow tree in our Sleepy Hollow homeâ€™s middle section
â€œUncleâ€ Schatzi lying on back lawn in Modesto surveying his domain
Corkie and Schatzi in my RP bedroom
Benji chewing on Schatzi's elbow