Before we evacuated for hurricane Katrina, we had a a dog - Sarah, a rabbit - Liberty (so named because he was rescued from a family who didn't treat him too well) and a cockatiel - Lissie (short for Ulysses).
Since we didn't know what we were coming home to, my SIL from Massachusetts took Lissie since she had always wanted a cockatiel, and he is doing fine. We left Liberty in Virginia with my DS because he loved being able to run free in the country, which he couldn't do in New Orleans. He has since passed away. But we brought our little Sarah home with us.
While we were gutting our flooded house, we found a Toy Poodle who had been living on the streets since Katrina - 14 months. Of course, he was nothing but skin and bones. We took him to the SPCA where they tried to locate his owners. After that failed, we adopted him. We named him Guffy (after Alfred Hitchcock's infamous MacGuffin). Guffy never weighed more that 3.5 pounds because of the ravages he suffered while living on the streets.
About a year later, we lost both Sarah and Guffy. They had both suffered many health problems. After that , we decided to just take care of other people's animals when needed.
In a few days we will have 3 pugs for a week. The next week we will have 2 shih-tzus and 2 other dogs, a beagle and a huge dog - not sure of the breeds - at the same time. We never go too long without getting our dog-fix. Of course, any that are allowed, sleep with us. (sometimes the owners insist they sleep in a crate)
So, even though we don't have any of our own, we still have many to love on.
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