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What was your first companion animal? Can you describe the circumstances leading to it (i.e. how'd it happen)?<br><br><br><br>
Mine was a mistake. She was a fluffy white kitten that my godmother picked up from a woman whose cat gave birth regularly. I was maybe three years old, obviously much too young to care for a critter or to appreciate what it meant to care for one. We named her "Blanchette" and although she was delivered on my birthday, she became "mine" and my older sister's.<br><br><br><br>
Within a month, my family discovered that I had severe allergies to cats. I broke out in terrible hives / a rash all over my body, and that was the end of Blanchette.<br><br><br><br>
The last animal my family took in, with two budgies and a couple of goldfish inbetween, was a purebred Pom who'd been abandoned after a young child had dropped her and she'd broken her two front legs. I was around 10-11 and she spent four years with us until progressively worsening seizures took her life.<br><br><br><br>
Here's a scanned photo.<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/b/ba/ba2fcdde_vbattach27.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/b/ba/525x525px-LL-ba2fcdde_vbattach27.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:417px;"></a>
 

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There was sticky stuff on the photo that went unnoticed when it was scanned. It shows up on the dishwasher. Ooops!
 

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Tsila,<br><br>
I never would have noticed the sticky stuff if you hadn''t mentioned it. I'd have just thought you needed to wash off the outside of the dishwasher.<br><br><br><br>
My first companion animal was my dog Desi, whom I still have. He's 10 years old.
 

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The first one that I remember was a parakette named Charlie. I loved that bird. I think I was 7 or so when he passed away. I remember lifting up the little blanket off of his cage and he was laying on the bottom. I wanted to bury him but it was winter and the ground was froze. Mom said she would put him in the garage till the spring. When spring came around I went looking in the garage for him and couldn't find him. I never asked my mom about him. I remember thinking that since he was outside he could fly to heaven. Maybe that's why I didn't ask my mom what happened to him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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heh, my bf gets a kick out of this story.. when we had budgies and the first one died, we looked for a small enough box to bury her in. the only one we could find was a takeout box from dinner the night before. a KFC box! my bf thinks that's hilarious. anyway the box was put out in the garage cause she died at night, i was told we'd bury her the next day, but they kept putting it off and i think my mom ended up just tossing the box into the garbage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
but my first pet was actually a cat who i barely remember. he was an all white male cat who would take off for days at a time, come back to eat and take off again. when he was home he wanted to be left alone and if you tried to pet him he'd get mean and bite. i was little at the time, so my parents didn't want him around me i guess. they got rid of him and told me he ran away.
 

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Why didn't you take the box back to the KFC and demand a refund?
 

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The first I recall was a cat named Riley. He was a huge orange striped cat. He was outdoors much of the time. I, too, was too young to appreciate him. I recall going to the woods with my dad and brother to bury him when he died. At the woods my dad found a tree and brought it home. It was very young and about 6 feet tall or less then but now it stands in front of the house and must be 30 feet at least now. That, when I think of it, could be a memorial for Riley. Must have been 40 years ago.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by skylark</i><br><br><b>Why didn't you take the box back to the KFC and demand a refund?</b></div>
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um there are too many things wrong with that. i said my bf thought it was funny but at the time none of us thought of it that way. it was just a deceased pet in a box.
 

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I know, LF. I was being morbid.
 
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