When I was a little girl, I wanted to live in an old house, on a farm......
And be a farmer.
And have a horse.
I spent hours drawing horses, but I loved ALL animals
But mom was Allergic....
and wouldn't allow birdies kept in a cage.
That left pet choices in the reptilian and amphibian department. We used to capture little blue lizards down by the railroad tracks ( those tracks were out in the country, where REAL farmers lived) We would purchase little painted turtles from the "pet department" at Woolworths. They had a $4 special which included a little turtle, a box of turtle food, AND a clear plastic bowl featuring a green plastic palm tree, WOW!
I used to catch baby grasshoppers and put them in a mason jar. They came in all sizes and colors and didn't eat much... I named each and every one of those hoppers, (pathetic, isn't it?)
When I grew up and moved away from home, the first thing I got was a CAT. I was so excited to have a real pet, I gave him 5 names.
That was a long time ago....I've had many cats since then.
And I do live in an old house
And I live on a farm with lots of critters,
Big ones, and little ones
Birdies, not in a cage.
I'm still quite fond of reptiles and amphibians,
HMMM....not so much grasshoppers....
But still, I am not a REAL farmer.
Real farmers wake up with the cows,
and milk em.
Sometimes they actually EAT their chickens!
I could never do that...
just their eggs.
And all my other critters are pure pets, all 24 of them.
I never did get that horse, but I have my heart set on a pretty cute little donkey.