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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:37 PM

23. We've never bred or bought an animal, ever.

And we've had more than a few of them.

Well, there *was* Harry, SparklyJr's goldfish. He was bred. Then he went belly up. I raced over to the Petco to buy a replacement before she noticed. The ersatz Harry was placed in the bowl. He looked identical to recently departed alter ego.

"Where's Harry?" asked SparklyJr, casually. "That's Harry, right there," said Sparkly. "Mooo-ooom, that's not Harry. Harry was floating upside down when I went to bed last night. I'll call this one Dirty Harry, okay?"

Anyway, I digress. Our first dog predates any of our children. 1972 was the first year. A barn little Beagle puppy we got when we lived in Durham, NC. Then Duchess, a rambunctious Lab who we got in Memphis right as StinkyJr2 was whelped . . . er . . . . born. The Lab was playful, but far too aggressive around the newborn. He was given away to a family we knew who had a lot of land about 20 miles east of where we lived in Bartlett.

And on and on. Every pet we've had has been from someone somewhere offering an unwanted or abandoned animal. Formal rescues, pound hounds, accidental/unwanted litters, etc. All we've ever paid for any one of them has been vet and rescue fees. For most of them, there wasn't even a rescue fee.

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