The first pet you remember ?

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The first pet you remember ?

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This is Rufus and me.
I was born March 1948, so I reckon this is late 1949, early 1950.

He lived quite a long time I recall, really lazy, can't remember seeing him ever running anywhere !!

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What was the first pet you can remember ?

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I was born into a house of dogs.
But the 1st one I remember is Pat, a whippet
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The earliest memory I have is a Dachsund called Shammy (I vaguely remember he was named after Babycham, the sparkling perry drink back in the early 1960s) For a small dog, he wasn't very friendly with young children especially those toddlers who would pull his tail :oops: We also had a blue budgie called Timmy, thankfully well out of my reach LOL
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We had an old wire hair fox terrier Chippie. He was my uncles dog, not sure when he came to us but probably before I started school. He hated being bathed and one day, all clean and smart and without his collar he got out. We never found him, my mother thought, as it was near Christmas he might have been taken as a present. Then we went to look after my Grandma and couldn't have any more than a budgie or goldfish until we moved when I was 12 and got a cat.
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Billy the budgie and a rough collie named Honey.
My Nan had a cat called Sooty. He was a cantankerous moggy that really tolerated only her. We were told to avoid him as kids :)
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My first pet was a cat called Tim. He was all black and had been a stray.
A friend who I played with used to get hold of him and dress him up in dolls/babies clothes which I can remember not liking, all this was before we adopted him. So.........my friend needed to get some clothes to put on him and she was not very sure, but asked me to hold him until she came back. I did indeed hold him, ran home with him and he never wore clothes again and as far as I can remember had a long life with us. My friend did eventually start talking/playing with me again, we were both about 6 yrs old at the time.
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I was given a goldfish who I named Sammy. My parents were not keen on pets, and I loved animals!
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The family dog ROVER - Heinz and carried papers home from shop , defended us children from anyone .
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A black cat called Felix. We had goldfish when we were little, got them off the rag and bone man. Then we got two cockerels and brought them up as pets. We called them Pinky and Perky. Perky got served up for Sunday dinner, we were so upset. Pinky was sent to a farm to live with the lady hens.

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Meanqueen wrote:.... we were so upset. Pinky was sent to a farm to live with the lady hens.

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Goldie the goldfish...won her at the fair when I was about 8 ...she jumped out of the bowl 7 years later ...Mum put her back so she jumped out again during the night...she'd obviously had enough of swimming round and round after all that time :?

We also had a dog (Springer Spaniel) Tina who was my 6th birthday prezzie (I dragged a panda around on a lead for 4 years until the parents caved!)
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This is me and Silver, he was a terror to any strangers, our post lady wouldn't deliver our post after Silver bit her yike* When I turned the corner to the top of my road if Silver spotted me I would have to hold onto the wall as he would bound up to greet me so excitedly he would have had me over. When my uncle got married he moved onto a caravan, as he was the main carer for Silver my gran said Silver had to go without Roy looking after him. I was told he went to live on a farm, I was so upset I loved that silly dog. Years later I realised going to live on a farm was a kind way of saying he had been put to sleep. It was only when I was in my fifties I had this photo blown up and given to Roy as an anniversary present and we were reminiscing I found out Silver had actually gone to live on a farm after all.
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