In my life I have had so many animals, mainly dogs and cats, that I do not think I can count them all. We had at least five dogs when I was growing up. As an adult I have had 19 dogs and multiple cats. They have been my buddies and very important to me. As I update this page in 2020, I am sad to report that all of my dogs have died. My present animals are all cats. Every one of my “kids” has been special to me and I really miss the ones who have died.

My childhood dogs were named Laddie, Snuggles, another Snuggles, Lady, and another Lady. When I was about 12, my brother had a little dog named Sparky and we befriended a German Shepard dog that we called Shep. The dogs I have had as an adult are King, Rocky, Duchess, Duke, Daisy, Junior, Boog-A-Loo, Jody, Buffy, Tasha, Bear, Blondie, Tootsie, Snookum, Bo, Zeppelin, Parker, Jack and Jake. It is impossible to write about my dogs without mentioning Brownie. She was not my dog but was the mother of many of my dogs. She lived next door to me on McGee and over the years seldom missed a season without having a litter of puppies. I have also had an attachment to a few of her puppies that I did not take in. In particular, there was Lassie who I gave to a neighbor.

The first cat that I ever had was Roadside and, later, Marble showed up. My real cat experience began in 2004 when a pregant cat came to my house and before I knew Momma Kitty was there, I found two of her kittens in one of my barns. In the two years that followed, she left me with 21 kittens and two of her boyfriends. Here are a few of their names: Barnie, LaCoal, Possum, Boo, One A.M., Spike, Miss Tee, Midnight, Miss Kittie, Tiger, Tammy, Oscar, Felix and Button.

Oh, and when I was in high school I even had a few snakes, but I have no pictures and do not know their names!!! And, of course, where I live now, my property is home to many deer, raccoons, opossums, snakes, birds and other animals.