Group photo
Author:
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
8/13/10 4:09 P

Send Private Message
Reply
If, I could by law get one, it would be a Javelina. Sort of a little wild pig, very social. I think it would be so cute running around my yard and it could snuffle up to me.


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
7/17/10 3:10 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Where my daughter lives in MN, they have red squirrels. They are small and mean. They'll chase the larger gray male squirrels down and bite off their testicles. I watched them go after the poor gray things.

I think my javelinas would be better.


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
7/5/10 1:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i would,but i'm not a animal person myself.glenn is plenty

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
7/5/10 10:22 A

Send Private Message
Reply
My latest want is a "Javelina" It a medium size long hair pig-like animal. It's very social and has personality. They run around in the desert and you can hunt them. I looked on line, trying to buy some for my back yard, no luck. Of course, after I read the downside, I may be in luck. In order to establish their territory, they have a scent gland that they rub on things that smells like mild skunk and they have tusks. My neighbor's might complain.

Edited by: PJCHILIS at: 7/5/2010 (10:23)

Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/29/10 3:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
lol

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/29/10 12:59 P

Send Private Message
Reply
The desert turtles have a better chance at survival, because of having water available. Also, it keeps animals attacking them for food. I'm not sure if you get a male and someone else gets a female, whether they get visiting privileges.


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/27/10 7:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i had a cousin that was always getting box turtles when he was a kid.we figured he would out grow it.he is 58 and has his basement and yard fixed just for his turtles.

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
CT-FL-SNOWBIRD's Photo CT-FL-SNOWBIRD SparkPoints: (179,357)
Fitness Minutes: (165,245)
Posts: 9,762
4/27/10 1:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We have little lizards here in FL. I think they're called anoles. They change color with their environment. They hide out and run out and snatch any little living thing they see. I had beautiful Monarch butterflies and their larvae was crawling on their host plant and the anoles ate ALL of them. Next fall I have to put screening around the plant to try to protect the larvae.

Why do people want to take the turtles out of the desert and keep them in their yards? Do they have a better chance of survival in captivity?


GRACE

from CT(May-October)
& FL(November-April)



EXERCISE IS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOUR BODY CAN DO, NOT PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT YOU ATE


 December Minutes: 219
0
250
500
750
1000
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/27/10 1:00 P

Send Private Message
Reply
We have small sand colored lizard here that are really cute. My neighbor, who had the gopher, has his lizard tamed, so he'll stop and be talked to. The rest of us have unruly lizards that don't take to training. My goal is to have a bunch of them that will come and beg at the patio table.

We also have huge desert turtles here(several feet long). If you find one, it has to be turned over to the Wildlife officials. Then, you apply for a permit, take classes and have your yard inspected for turtle healthy habitat. They can live for years and years and the state wants them taken care of well. They have to have a shelter, fenced yard in which to roam, ample water and food of their preference. That's where it gets tricky. Some like some cats, turn their noses up at mundane food. One lady we talked to, had a turtle that wanted avocados, mangoes and papaya. She didn't say, whether it had a preference to Mexican or Hawaiian papayas. Huge difference in price.

Anyway, when we get too mature to travel in the summer, I'm going to apply for a desert turtle.--PJ




Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/26/10 11:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
p.j,how mean,but i bet you had alot of fun.

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/26/10 1:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I was a sadist little brat when I was little. I loved chasing the chickens around with the leg hook. The leg hook was for catching them for dinner. I didn't want to eat them, just make them squawk.


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
GEODAWG's Photo GEODAWG SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (15,694)
Posts: 3,906
4/25/10 8:56 P

Send Private Message
Reply
We had a pet hen. We got her as a chick one Easter and she grew up and laid eggs under the house. We would find them by the smell because there wasn't a rooster around so they just rotted. She always lay them in a hidden place so we never got to eat any. I don't remember what happended to her or what her name was, but she was around a long time.

Happiness is a day at the beach.


Nothing ventured; nothing gained.


 current weight: 170.5 
175
170.25
165.5
160.75
156
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/25/10 8:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
how cool is that?

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/25/10 10:41 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I had a dog when I was 17, I don't remember it's name, but I taught it to say,"I love My Mama". I finally, had to give the dog away, because it tried talking all the time and he was driving everyone nuts. I had seen it done on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and thought it was neat. Not, so!!


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
JERSEYGIRL318's Photo JERSEYGIRL318 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (140,866)
Posts: 13,171
4/25/10 7:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LOL emoticon

Jerseygirl318
Always leave enough room in your LIFE to do something that makes you happy, satisfied or even joyous.
Paul Hawken...

Goals!
Walk a 5K faster than 45 minutes!
Run a 5K!
Control my eating!







 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
17.25
34.5
51.75
69
JOSI1959's Photo JOSI1959 SparkPoints: (41,583)
Fitness Minutes: (61,211)
Posts: 2,640
4/25/10 12:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We had a pet squirrel, he love saltines so his name was Crackers.



Bobbi Jo
aka Bera Strongbear
BLC 17 Pink Vikings

BLC 16 Pink Vikings

BLC 15 Pink Vikings

BLC 14 Orange Blossoms

BLC13 Red Hot Chili Steppers

BLC12 Red Hot Chili Steppers

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.






 current weight: 239.0 
240
223.75
207.5
191.25
175
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/24/10 8:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
you think.he still has to put up with me.maybe that is why he is like a mad dog sometimes.

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
GRANNYS5's Photo GRANNYS5 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (50,535)
Posts: 11,925
4/24/10 6:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Lucky Glenn !

Jill, Michigan







 current weight: 220.0 
232
211.5
191
170.5
150
CT-FL-SNOWBIRD's Photo CT-FL-SNOWBIRD SparkPoints: (179,357)
Fitness Minutes: (165,245)
Posts: 9,762
4/24/10 2:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon


GRACE

from CT(May-October)
& FL(November-April)



EXERCISE IS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOUR BODY CAN DO, NOT PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT YOU ATE


 December Minutes: 219
0
250
500
750
1000
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/24/10 2:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
how funny.i never have to worry about stepping on glenn

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/24/10 2:00 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Grace, I love your story. At one point, I tried collecting nightcrawlers to make money, but it did't do to well.

My brother kept worms under his bed in a coffee can for fishing. My Tim, age 2 went into the bedroom and ate all of them. My brother Mike was about 11 at the time and he was so mad.--PJ

Edited by: PJCHILIS at: 4/24/2010 (14:04)

Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
CT-FL-SNOWBIRD's Photo CT-FL-SNOWBIRD SparkPoints: (179,357)
Fitness Minutes: (165,245)
Posts: 9,762
4/24/10 11:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
When I first started reading about how to be a "worm keeper" I read an article that said you could keep a box of worms in a dark closet in your house. So I collected a bunch of earthworms and set them up in a spare bedroom closet, following ALL the directions,or so I thought. That night, when I got up to go to the bathroom, I stepped on something cold, wet and skinny. When I turned on the light I found my hallway, crawling with earthworms! There was one direction I missed, and that is that you can't use earthworms from your yard because they wonder around at night(nightcrawlers - duh!) You need to use special worms called red wigglers. emoticon emoticon


GRACE

from CT(May-October)
& FL(November-April)



EXERCISE IS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOUR BODY CAN DO, NOT PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT YOU ATE


 December Minutes: 219
0
250
500
750
1000
JERSEYGIRL318's Photo JERSEYGIRL318 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (140,866)
Posts: 13,171
4/24/10 6:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a wood box, crate like thing, that my girlfriend and I would fill with dirt, (mom and dad loved the holes in the yard). We would collect all the worms we could find and put them in the box. We would add sticks and grass but never any water... poor things. They never lasted long but we had fun.
I guess I still play with them but they are in my gardens and compost. I love seeing them in the compost bin.

I got stuck taking care of my DD's hamster. I was the same way ... I feed it, cleaned the cage but I never wanted to touch it... ick

Jerseygirl318
Always leave enough room in your LIFE to do something that makes you happy, satisfied or even joyous.
Paul Hawken...

Goals!
Walk a 5K faster than 45 minutes!
Run a 5K!
Control my eating!







 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
17.25
34.5
51.75
69
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/23/10 11:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
everyone seems to have had unusual pets but me.is there something wrong with me.

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
GRANNYS5's Photo GRANNYS5 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (50,535)
Posts: 11,925
4/23/10 10:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hay I had worms too when I was aa kid, used to keep them in my pants pockets! Mom didn't like it too well when she did laundry and found them emoticon
put a gardner snake in my jacket pocket one time. Can barley beleive I did that - can't stand to ever see a snake now! emoticon

Jill, Michigan







 current weight: 220.0 
232
211.5
191
170.5
150
SUCCESSFUL-GALE's Photo SUCCESSFUL-GALE Posts: 2,225
4/23/10 8:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm not an animal person either, although I have a Yorkie who I dearly love. I guess our's was a hamster, although that's not too unusual. It was unusual for me, because I can't stand rodents. While I cleaned his cage, fed him, and bought him treats, I never touched him. Too ewww for me!

Gale
Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
BRATS4's Photo BRATS4 Posts: 9,169
4/23/10 1:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i'm not an animal person,so i guess it is glenn.he can act like a mad dog sometimes.

 current weight: 135.0 
160
145
130
115
100
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/23/10 11:48 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Boy, I'm losing it. I forgot about my goats "Billie and Ginger" when I was little. I learned to read before I was 5, because we had 40 goats and all were named. When, they got butchered, my mom would put their names on the meat packages. There was no way, I would eat Billie or Ginger.


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
CT-FL-SNOWBIRD's Photo CT-FL-SNOWBIRD SparkPoints: (179,357)
Fitness Minutes: (165,245)
Posts: 9,762
4/23/10 11:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
OH, I forgot! I had worms too! I was really into vermiculture(growing worms)for a while because they're good for the garden. My efforts failed, in FL, because my worms were attacked by fire ants. In CT, it's a no-brainer, now. The garden is full of earthworms!

KALI, What a devoted "mommy" you are!


GRACE

from CT(May-October)
& FL(November-April)



EXERCISE IS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOUR BODY CAN DO, NOT PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT YOU ATE


 December Minutes: 219
0
250
500
750
1000
JERSEYGIRL318's Photo JERSEYGIRL318 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (140,866)
Posts: 13,171
4/23/10 10:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
worms, it was sad!

Edited by: JERSEYGIRL318 at: 4/23/2010 (10:28)
Jerseygirl318
Always leave enough room in your LIFE to do something that makes you happy, satisfied or even joyous.
Paul Hawken...

Goals!
Walk a 5K faster than 45 minutes!
Run a 5K!
Control my eating!







 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
17.25
34.5
51.75
69
KELLI9001's Photo KELLI9001 SparkPoints: (32,618)
Fitness Minutes: (19,411)
Posts: 3,483
4/23/10 7:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We had an iguana for a short time!

Everything happens for a reason!


 Pounds lost: 53.0 
0
13.25
26.5
39.75
53
KALISWALKER's Photo KALISWALKER Posts: 23,108
4/22/10 10:20 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My current dog Kali's esophagus muscles don't work (birth defect), so she choked on food and water. The vet said she had too much tissue in her throat, so she had her uvula lasered away, like I did, for snoring though.

Well that didn't help Kali and the vet had no other ideas, so we had to try to figure out a way to keep her alive. It was hit and miss and she was starving to death when we started spoon feeding her semi soft food.

Kali is now a happy health dog and will be 6 next month. I will spoon feed her birthday cake!

emoticon emoticon

Edited by: KALISWALKER at: 4/22/2010 (22:21)
Happy Sparker Lynn 'A good girl with bad habits'

Greater Vancouver, BC Canada
2019 Fall 5% Challenge Community
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=71248


 current weight: 191.0 
242
226.25
210.5
194.75
179
CT-FL-SNOWBIRD's Photo CT-FL-SNOWBIRD SparkPoints: (179,357)
Fitness Minutes: (165,245)
Posts: 9,762
4/22/10 9:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We had a pet goat named Minnie Moo that was my DD Vocational Agriculture project, in high school. She was a big hit in the neighborhood.


GRACE

from CT(May-October)
& FL(November-April)



EXERCISE IS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOUR BODY CAN DO, NOT PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT YOU ATE


 December Minutes: 219
0
250
500
750
1000
GRANNYS5's Photo GRANNYS5 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (50,535)
Posts: 11,925
4/22/10 9:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
While my children were coming up we had MANY pets - dogss, cats, brids, rabbits, a little white mouse (school pet), of course the usual hanster or two, the kids wanted a monkey _ dad said no (before I could), thought they were going to bring a "wounded" baby skunk in - NOT, we did let them have a raccoon for awhile.

Jill, Michigan







 current weight: 220.0 
232
211.5
191
170.5
150
NVR2HEALTHY's Photo NVR2HEALTHY Posts: 4,343
4/22/10 9:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A snake & a lizard. I've also become friends with the chipmunks, one sat on my foot while I was doing a project in the garage. I even have a witness that can confirm it really happened.

Whisper, if you want someone's attention.

Debra



 Pounds lost: 14.0 
0
3.5
7
10.5
14
PJCHILIS's Photo PJCHILIS Posts: 2,458
4/22/10 8:52 P

Send Private Message
Reply
We laugh with our neighbor over his pet "gopher" that he had as a kid. He kept it in a bird cage. It got so fat, it couldn't roll over. DH had a "chicken" I had a lost, injured "emu" for a short time. Once, our boys had 50 "prairie dogs".

So, what was yours?


Laugh out loud, it's healthy-- Peggy
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other The Penny Pinching Bargain Bunch General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:

Related Topics: What to Serve with Chicken  

Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32922x33632306

Review our Community Guidelines