Time to play Tuesday's Treasure with Melody from The House on the Side of the Hill blog.
Growing up on a farm we were always surrounded by animals. Now, as it was a cane farm and not another type, what I am talking about is cats and dogs. Lots of cats and a good number of dogs. It seems that whenever there were kittens or puppies born us kids quickly got in and staked a claim on a new pet !
I remember at one stage there were 23 cats . . . . . yes that's right . . . . 23 . . . . and a more modest number of dogs . . . . just 9 !
Everywhere one looked it seemed a cat was lounging about, but the dogs were less visable following my father out into the fields for most of the day. Must have cost my parents a fortune to feed them all, but I can say that cane fields are full of mice and other things and I am sure they supplimented their diets from time to time ! I know it's not the norm now, but it was then and cats and dogs came and went as they liked !
I guess we had tolerant parents as I was known for bringing just about anything home if I felt it needed a new home or didn't have one. I saved numerous cats and birds and either nursed them back to health or showed the correct amount of sorrow when they died. I would round up my little sisters and have a proper funeral. Yes I do think I had very tolerant parents indeed !
These days I only have two cats and one dog and hubby keeps a few chooks.
Where would we be without our lovely pets. Thanks again to Melody for hosting and thanks for visiting and there's not a stitch in sight!