Hey there! How’s it going? Welcome back to Chickadee Lover Maggie ❤ Today I’d like to chat about pets! 😀 I’ve gathered pictures together from over the years to feature in this post so you can learn about what my pets were like.
This is Dorie! She was our family pet from 2004 through 2011 (the year she passed away). When I was four, she came up on our back porch seeking shelter for herself and her sweet little kittens!
LOOK AT THE CUTIES. She had two different litters I think while she was with us (I was a little kid so I only “remember” through pictures and stories lol). We gave her food to eat, a place to sleep, and lots of petting and attention!
Here I am with Blue (left) and Frisky (right)! We kept the kittens for a little while, but then we gave them away when they were a tad older.
I can’t remember the name of the white one (maybe we didn’t name it). Awww they’re so soft!!!
Meet Oreo and Becky! I got Oreo as a birthday present in 2007, and Becky soon followed. I named Oreo (since she was black and white) and my brother Joshua named Becky (after a character he liked on a show). It was fun to watch the girls’ interactions as they competed for carrots and chased each other around their cage!
Oreo had a little chestnut colored spot on her cheek, lol! She had some chill moments (like the one pictured above), but she’d also have fiery streaks!
I loved doing different activities with Oreo, like “reading” to her (haha) and watching her run freely around the living room! We had her until she passed away in 2009.
This is Chestnut! I think we got him in 2008 shortly after Becky. He had such a sweet temperament, and it made me really happy to be the one to pick him out at the pet store and name him. We had to watch him with the girls though, lol! He had a separate cage. One of his favorite pastimes was “singing,” aka squealing loudly to make sure he got a treat at the same time as Oreo and Becky.
Here’s Chestnut when he was exploring the kitchen and saying hi to Dorie through the back door!
I looooved visiting pet stores and hanging out with different guinea pigs! This baby guinea pig we met at a mall in 2009 was SUCH a cutie, but we had enough pets at home so we didn’t get him.
We kept all three of our guinea pigs until Oreo passed away, then we gave Becky and Chestnut to a woman who housed guinea pigs. It was the best thing for my emotional health, as well as for my physical health – I was actually allergic to the piggies’ timothy hay! I was fine most days, but whenever my mom went to clean their cages and put in new wood shavings and hay, I had sneezing fits and itchy, watery eyes. I also found out in 2018 that I’m allergic to cats… maybe. I don’t do well with indoor cats, but I was fine interacting with Dorie since she stayed outside!
Thanks for reading! I don’t currently have any pets, so I had a lot of fun talking about and looking at pictures of my childhood pets. ❤