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BlogPaws Asks… You Answer!

Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess

Each Saturday we turn the blog over to our loyal pet readers and pet lovers and ask the who's, what's and
Picture2why's of your love of all things pet. This weekend we'd love to know…

  • When you got your first pet (as an adult where you made the decision) what was the deciding factor?
  • Did you choose by breed? (Poodle, Great Dane, etc.) 
  • By species (dog, cat, guinea pig, ferret, reptile)
  • Were you chosen by your pet and found it was love at first sight?

It's always interesting when I meet a fellow pet lover and ask how they came to own their particular pet. The stories are sometimes funny, sometimes heart rending, but all the time incredible! 

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  1. It was love at first sight when I was 10 years old and met Cassie, a 1 year old Shetland Sheepdog. My mom was the unofficial dog-rescue lady in our small town. Cassie was given to her by a couple who could no longer keep her. My mom was originally going to re-home Cassie but Cassie fell in love with me as much as I fell in love with her. We were inseparable companions until Cassie passed on when she was 13 and I was 23. Cassie was a gift from God who helped me through a lot of hard times and I will never forget her.

  2. I’ve never adopted a single one of the dozens of cats I’ve lived with, all were rescues who ended up staying with me but there was always one particular moment when we looked at each other and realized we couldn’t live without each other.

  3. It was my first time living away from home (where my parents wouldn’t hear of keeping anything beyond a parakeet), it was winter and there was this cat hanging out outside my apartment building. That was my Tache, who moved with me from NYC to St. Louis, back to NYC and then to Miami.
    After that I just kept accumulating strays, or maybe they kept picking me.

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