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Posted on Monday 13 August 2012 at 8:15 pm

Month Meme - Day 12

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Ganked this from mrstater. Would love to see more people do it, if you've got any time at all!

Missed another day. I'm trying, y'all! I'll get through them all eventually.

Day 12: Your pets, past and present
At the moment, I technically have no pets. My parents, however, have three dogs that I think of as mine. Please see the userpic above.

All three of the little white fluff balls are bichon frises. They are smart but stubborn as a breed with big personalities, and these three live up to that.

The little girl in the middle is Sammi. She is a pain but I love her to bits. She rules the roost and is rather demanding. She loves to play her own version of fetch which means you throw the ball, she brings it part way back then plays keep away with you for a while and if you finally manage to grab a piece of it she'll play tug of war with you until you manage to pull it away from her. Then she wants you to throw it so the fun can start over again. She's 10 this year, which I can't believe!

The boy on the right is KC. His registered pedigree name is the German for King White Cloud so the KC stands for King Cloud. KC is broad in the shoulders and likes to protect his turf by barking his head off at anyone and everyone, but he's secretly just a lover boy. He cuddles like mad, especially with my mother, and he loves to have his ears rubbed. He loves it so much he assumes everyone else does as well so he tries to nibble on and lick in everyone's ears.

The boy on the left is Oshi and he is the son of Sammi and KC. He was supposed to be my aunt's dog and she named him but then ended up not being able to take him but the name had already stuck. Oshi loves to lick things, especially whatever he can reach of people who are petting him. If he can't reach anything, his tongue will lick at the air. Because of this, I keep saying we should change his name to Yoshi after the dragon thing in the Mario Nintendo games that eats things by sticking out his long tongue. Oshi is the most independent of the bunch, perfectly content to do his own thing, including playing fetch with himself by having something in his mouth tossing his head and releasing it, then running after it. Whereas KC is broad in the shoulders, Oshi is long and lanky so I joke that KC is the American-style football player and Oshi is the basketball player.

While we had these three, we also had a dog named Ginger. We got Ginger years before we got these three and she passed away a few years back. She was a chow-shepherd mix that my dad just brought home from work one day. She'd been owned by one of his co-worker's neighbors and the neighbor said he fed her once a week whether she needed it or not and was just going to beat her to death if he didn't find someone to take her so of course my dad told his coworker we'd take her until we could find her a different home. That was when we were still in Kansas. She moved with us to Texas and lived with us for 15 years, which is rather old for her breeds.

Overlapping with the start of Ginger, we had another bichon named Chantelle. We got Chantelle when I was two years old and she died my sophomore year of college. I was really busted up when she died. Overlapping with the start of Chantelle were the first two dogs my parents had. One was a bichon named Candi and the other was a mutt named Lively who had just shown up at my parents' house. Lively looked exactly like a bichon except she was pure black so the best guess people had was a cocker-poodle mix. Lively was the smartest dog I've ever known. We also had a rabbit named Fluffy at some point and for a while we had two outdoor cats named Tigger and Tiger. I think that's it.

The Days of the Meme
1. Your name
2. All the places you've lived
3. Your first best friend
4. Your childhood fears
5. What you were like in high school
6. Your favourite and least favourite subjects at school
7. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend
8. Your oldest hobby
9. Your sexuality
10. What you look for in a partner
11. Your kids, or your feelings about having kids
12. Your pets, past and present
13. Foods you love and foods you hate
14. What your life was like ten years ago
15. How much alcohol you drink
16. Your worst illness
17. What you do at work
18. A question or comment people should never make to you
19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
20. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert
21. Who you have a crush on
22. A friendship you lost
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
24. Your political views
25. Your religious beliefs
26. Your perfect night out
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
28. What you look for in a friend
29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
30. How you would like people to remember you

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