Michael Bailey's Family Pets
(and way-out museum)
First up, Mike's pets, one of which is insane.
See if you can guess which
(If you think you
know, email me here.
First up, meet our
the easiest of our pets to
film. Old Angel here
seems to be completely at home
within the four walls of her ten-
gallon tank. And
was a time when she seemed to
thoughts of "jumping
ship," so to speak, her attitude
markedly after a lively
interchange one day with Dickens,
one of our cats.
|| No, this is not a stuffed
is it a rat. This is our dog,
Kirby started out being my wife's dog,
begrudgingly came to love him
when he stopped throwing up in my
shoes. My wife and kids express
confidence that Kirby
actually is a
real dog. I remain unconvinced. Kirby
sheds about ten pounds of hair a day.
|| Gypsy is not shy. Can you
Gypsy came into our home, she weighed
pounds and was just the cutest little
puppy! Gypsy is now
a 55 pound love-
sponge. Originally, the deal was that
we were going to get another dog in
addition to Kirby,
the new dog was not
going to be over 20 pounds. That was
the deal. Then we went to Scamp's and
us this cute little dog they
said was a Manchester-Terrier mix
would not grow to weigh over 20 pounds.
apparently forgot to tell Gypsy,
who grew into a 55 pound Black
grew to accept out burgeoning
but have not been back to Scamp's
Have you ever noticed that all that
cats really seem to want
in life is to get
through doors? It doesn't actually
if they just came through the same door
just a minute before. They want
again. Doors--they're a cat
other two things cats really seem to
food, and to be left alone.
Cali is really special in that she
her own theme song, and we sing it to
her every time she
comes into the room:
|She's Cali, the kitty-cat,|
She's Cali, the
Cal, Cal, CaL,
Cali-Cal, Cali Cali-gal.
||It's not that Dickens is
anti-social, he's just camera-shy, and in general, does not like
being pinned down. As a matter of fact, Dickens is really
very loving. Sometimes too loving.
One of the funny little things about Dickens is the way
he expresses his affection with little love-bites, often to your
nose. I myself do not have a problem with this, though my wife
has been known to express discomfort with the habit. I will
admit that a nibble on the nose can be startling to awaken to at
3 in the morning, and unfortunately not always delivered quite as gently as one might
Well, that's it for Mike's pets for now. But
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