While looking at my old scrapbooks, I found a lot of pages that were dedicated to my pets. One scrapbook was an English project my senior year of high school. We had to submit 5 pages each grading period with a photo and a paragraph of text. I had a page for Shiner, Kitty Kitty Meow Meow, and Francis Ferret.
|Shiner and Francis playing.|
It was funny to read what I had to say about all of them back when I was 18 years old. What I was really thinking in my head was why on Earth did I think I could manage 3 pets while I was still in high school!? But, that's a whole different story I suppose. We live and we learn.
I was so excited about getting to keep Francis Ferret, there was just no way I could say no to having her as a pet. In the end, my father of all people bonded with her and she kind of became his pet. I always thought it was pretty weird because I just could never picture him even liking a pet like a ferret. Even today.
Kitty Kitty Meow Meow's page was pretty funny for me to read over. Looks as though there was some debate as to what we were going to name her. And to think we ended up with the oh-so original name of "Kitty Kitty Meow Meow"! Kitty Kitty Meow Meow just showed up one day, so throughout her life she kind of just came and went as she pleased. Although, she did go to live with my brother in college for several years before returning back with me.
And of course, Shiner was included in this scrapbook complete with adorable puppy photos! Squee!
Besides my high school scrapbook project, I made another scrapbook for my first daughter, Lily. I created a page for each of her first holidays that she celebrated and some other first moments. I smiled when I turned to this page in Lily's scrapbook.
I even made a page for Shiner and Lily together. I just love looking at these old photos.
I'm not sure if scrapbooking is "dead" and if it is, I think it needs to make a comeback. All the moments remembered when looking through the pages after years. It's just fun. To make them and remember them.
I know many pet parents don't have human children, so I just have to ask - have you ever made a scrapbook for your furry children? And if you do have human children, do you include your pets in your family scrapbook? Thanks for stopping by and reminiscing with me today!
You can take a step back in time by joining or visiting some of the other blog's participating in today's Throwback Thursday blog hop host by Dolly the Doxie and DOGthusiast!