The Saga of Prosperous Snow Continues
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The "Blogging Circle of Friends " prompt for DAY 2007
Write about a pet that you have, have had, or want to have.
I had dogs and cats in my life throughout my childhood and into my adult years. We usually had cats and dogs at the same time, and they always got along well after the first introduction. Once the dogs knew who was boss, every on shared their love with their humans. The first dog and cat I have a clear memory of was Patsy and Mittens, I'm not sure if we had them at the same time or not. Patsy--an American Cocker Spaniel--had two litters of pups, the first litter was six mixed breed puppies who looked like their mother. In the second litter, when we had her bred with another Cocker Spaniel, she had one puppy. His name was Skeezix.
Mittens was a black and white tom cat of no specific breed. He was given to us as a kitten, and never neutered. He was a typical tom, who roamed the our neighborhood in Blackwell, Oklahoma. I'm sure that numerous black and white cats, who live in Blackwell today can trace their paternity back to Mittens. There was a feral female cat under our house on West College that had mostly black and white kittens every year. Since Mitten didn't allow any other tom cat near his territory, I'm sure he fathered most of her litters.