Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Floatout2sea: "What was your first pet and what was hir name?"

If you've not had a first pet, either because you just haven't been in a place where it's feasible yet, or because of allergies, or whatever, please feel welcome to answer instead what kind of pet you'd like to have, if you could, and what hir name might be.

My parents had two long-haired white cats when I was born, named Kevin and Shutter, so I guess those would technically be my first pets, in that they were family pets.

My first pet on my own, whom I adopted when I got my first apartment during college, was Jimmy, who died in 2005 and whom I still miss every day.

image of Jimmy, a Maine Coon mix, sitting on a black chair
Big, beautiful Jim.

image of me holding Jimmy with his tongue sticking out
I loved this guy so much.

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