The Friday Five: Pets - A Day Late

Yeah, I’m late on getting my Friday Five up, but I did check early yesterday morning and they hadn’t been posted yet so I think I have a good excuse. Anyway, here we go:

1.) What’s your favorite animal? Otters. Have been for a long, long time. Ever since I was a child and read a book called “The True Story of Okee the Otter” by Dorothy Wisbeski. I must admit to being surprised that I could find a webpage devoted to said book as I’ve never met anyone else who has ever read it. The book had enough of an impression on me that I started drawing a comic strip called “Okee The Otter”. Anyway, I’m fond of otters.

2.) What pets have you had in your lifetime? When I was a child the family had two dogs in succession, but I wouldn’t say they were “mine” or bought for me exclusively. The first pet of my own I ever had was a tabby cat named Tiger. He was a friendly lap cat who loved attention and he was a great loss when he finally passed away. The only other pet that I have personally owned was a goldfish I won at a carnival game during the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration held in downtown Pontiac, Michigan. The sort of fish they sell as food for other fish at your local Miejers or Walmarts. My mother predicted it would die within a week. The damned thing lived for years and years in a stereotypical little fishbowl with a castle in it. It took my sister putting it in with some fish she had gotten for her new fish tank for it to catch some sort of disease and die.

3.) Is there any specific pet that you’ve wanted but never had? Why? This should be an obvious answer: An otter. I’ve never had one mainly because you have to get a special permit to keep something like an otter for a pet and you can’t just go out and buy an otter from the local pet store. Once I get out of this apartment and into a house I’ll probably seek out a new kitten though.

4.) Are you allergic to any animals? None that I’m aware of.

5.) Do you have any ‘pet’ pet peeves (your pets or others’)? I can get annoyed with people who leave their dogs or cats in hot cars with a window barely cracked during 90+ degree days in the summer. Beyond that no real peeves to speak of.

4 thoughts on “The Friday Five: Pets - A Day Late

  1. I am trying to find out how I may purchase a River Otter as a pet and was wondering if anyone had information on this?  I am exremely fond of Otters and have kept many exotic pets over the years but have had a hard time locating an Otter.

    Warren Dent
    warren@prumc.org

  2. yes i do i do if u breed a octopus with a potter u get an otter and if u want a very specil otter u may be interested with the harry potter otter the otter that lived ( your an otter harry… stop eating fish god damn it)

  3. its my birthday soon in june so i expect i will be getting an otter if u want i will sell it to u
    i am so lonly and the lepricorn dosnt speek much now that its been on fire more than once now o hello pedantic j ( my brother from a nother mother but not really ) now a poem by j the sweet souled giante smile

    ahem
    there was an otter
    smeared with batter
    it dripped from his coat
    pitter patter

    with the patter
    came a splatter
    as the chef went to his larder
    to get the cheese and get the platter
    on which the otter
    soon would sat-er

    so the otter
    went to the fryer
    but the fryer caught on fire
    so the cook went mad (her husband slapped her)
    I LIKE THE MOOOOOOOON

  4. I loved Okee the Otter. I read it probably 10 times when I was a kid. I, too, have a thing for otters now.

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