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jean
jean

It’s Micro Monday again. No new podcast episode today, but let’s continue our series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. This week’s topic is pets. Raise your paws if you have a pet in your life and leave a comment so others can find and follow you.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@jean Timely choice. We’re actually having to put down one of our cats today (in about an hour). Seeing other’s pets will add some joy in an otherwise sad day.

jean
jean

@jean I am a full-time guinea pig concierge, just for Grace now, having lost Ada in November.

I also have puppy-nephew Louie and dog-niece Zoë, who brighten my life with unadulterated enthusiasm when they greet me.

I do a lot of pet sitting for my neighbors: Poppy the chihuahua has a permanent place in my heart. The cats view me primarily as a treat dispenser.

agilelisa
agilelisa

@jean I'm definitely a cat person, happily living with orange kitty Tamsin who is doing well even though she has early stage kidney disease.

jean
jean

@patrickrhone I am so sorry to hear this. I know the feeling of a cat-shaped hole in the heart. 😔

kimberlyhirsh
kimberlyhirsh

@patrickrhone I'm so sorry for your loss.

kimberlyhirsh
kimberlyhirsh

@jean I have an almost 5 year old human. Does that count?

Miraz
Miraz

@jean 🐾 Two small dogs who are almost 15 years old.

Miraz
Miraz

@patrickrhone Oh, sad day!

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jean 🐾

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@Miraz The little furballs!

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@jean I'm sorry, but that's just adorable. My dog sees me as a treat despenser, I think.. LOL

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@jean A 11-year-old golden retriever. He's a ball of fluff, but he's one of the friendliest dogs I have ever seen. He's big, and he'll bowl you over the moment he sees you if you're not looking.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jean I don't have any living pets right now. My only actual ghost story features a much-loved cat, Zorro, whom we had to have put down at age 18. About a month after burying him I looked out the kitchen window while washing dishes and there he was, plain as day, walking across the back yard.
I draw no conclusions from this.

Miraz
Miraz

@cambridgeport90 Sounds like a wonderful dog!

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@MirazHe is... He's gorgeous, too. He's more copper colored than blonde, which is awesome, too.

mroutley
mroutley

@jean Lucy, the five-year-old black lab, is an important part of our family. On work-from-home days she's always close by, ready to remind me that it is almost time for dinner

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@jean 🐾

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@patrickrhone ❤️😿✨🕊

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@jean I wish I had a catto 😸

cdevroe
cdevroe

@jean 🐾!! Two cats. Pinot and brand-new Penelope. 🐱

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@jean Thank you.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@kimberlyhirsh Thanks.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@Miraz Indeed. Thanks.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@hollyhoneychurch Thanks.

lmika
lmika

@jean I’ve recently became a rabbit-uncle after my sister picked up a new rabbit a few weeks ago. She (the rabbit) had some mild internet success by appearing in this tweet.

annahavron
annahavron

@jean two cats, courtesy of the local humane society. They eat my plants... even the fake ones.... one of them also likes to eat the stringy window blind pulls. They are the worst behaved cats I've ever had, and I absolutely love them.

annahavron
annahavron

@patrickrhone very sorry to hear this

lmika
lmika

@patrickrhone Oh, I’m so sorry to hear this.

samgrover
samgrover

@jean 👋😼

jayeless
jayeless

@jean Mine is definitely a pet-loving household! We have a cuddly and hilarious tabby cat, Gidget, who just turned six a couple of weeks ago. Before lockdown, we'd also regularly see my parents' dog Gizmo (who used to also be my dog before I moved out), who is BFFs with Gidget when he's allowed to come over.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@annahavron Thanks.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@lmika Thank you.

jean
jean

@lmika That is hysterical. I do love bunnies. One of my nicknames for my guinea pig is “bun-bun”. We both know she is not a rabbit. It’s a postmodern inside joke between the two of us. Or maybe just one of us.

cliffordbeshers
cliffordbeshers

@jean Top marks.

johnbrayton
johnbrayton

@jean She is not my dog, but Luna is a regular house guest of mine.

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