Thursday, November 4, 2010

It Was With Great Regret That We Performed Barnabas' Funeral

Meet Jinx the Cat. Jinxy was the best! I can't remember a time when he was not purring.  Even when I had him dressed in doll clothes complete with bonnet and booties and paraded him around the neighborhood in a doll stroller - he was still purring.

Gizmo was equally as great... only in a guinea pig kinda way.  Gizzy had a squeak that came from his sharp little toes and meant different things at different times.  I always knew what he wanted.

I had a black cat named Yogi and a puppy named Boots.

 I found a bat that flew smack dab into my neighbors front porch door and was deemed brain dead by me and a few of my friends.  Refusing to give up on him, I put him in a jar and put  holes in the lid and gave him a name, Barnabas. It was with great regret that we performed Barnabas' funeral a few days later.  

There was a dog named Smokey that lived past 20 and a cat named Mama Cat.  Scooter, a german poodle, and another guinea pig named Russie who loved to bite.  Matt the rabbit and ...  oh gosh I could go on and on.  

I guess I've always loved animals.

Is it any wonder Gracie was 
the best Christmas present ever?

My Christmas Present


  1. I have found that animal lovers are the best kind of people!

  2. I second, what Melodie says! (quite the name for a bat- Barnabas)

  3. I named him after Barnabas on Dark Shadows LOL

  4. Ahhhhhh! For the love of our bestest pals :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  5. I think Gracie was a great Christmas present indeed!!


  6. I am with Melodie...if you have an animal lover you know you have a good person at hand.
    I used to have a guinea pig when I was a kid too and I just loved him, always had cats but never a good. As with my own family we had hamsters, guinea pigs and now five cats. I love animals.

  7. How lucky is Gracie to have found YOU Bobbi!

  8. We are HUGE animal lovers! Sometimes I'd rather just be at home with my cats than out dealing with people! I'd say Gracie was a perfect Christmas gift!


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