January 27, 2005

All Creatures Great and Small

The Thursday Three takes on the subject of animals, both the eating and pet kinds, this week.

1) Of all animals, what is your absolute favorite one to eat?
While I probably eat chicken the most and love a good salmon filet or tuna steak, nothing beats a good medium-rare steak. Mmmm...yummy cow.

2) What is the most number of pets/livestock you have ever had at one time?
I think we had two parakeets and a rabbit all at the same time once. All of them boring pets. The rabbit died of heat stroke and the parakeets' cage got knocked over and they escaped to freedom.

3) Which of your pets is, or has been, your very most favorite?
Nana the Old English Sheepdog (pictured here with me and my brother's dog Aja) my parents had for 14 years was by far the best dog ever. Hobbes, our current canine floor mat, is decent, but doesn't compare to my childhood doggy love.


Is Nana named after the Peter Pan Nana?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 27, 2005 12:15 PM

Oh Geez, I loved Nana too! She was a great doggy.

Can you believe, at one time I had over 21 pets at our home... though it included two horses, two fish and a chicken named Banana (just the chicken had that name). The other 16 were dogs (with puppies) and cats and a couple of guinea pigs I had rescued from the Ecuadorian meat market.

Posted by: Blair at January 27, 2005 12:30 PM

But I want to know if Hobbes is named after Calvin's tiger?

Posted by: lisa at January 27, 2005 12:31 PM

Terry, Nana was named such because my mom figured that was the closest we were going to get to an English nanny. Which is approximately the same reason the Nana in Peter Pan is named as such, but our Nana was not actually named after that Nana.

Blair, didn't the servants fry up a couple of those guinea pigs for dinner once? The only pet of yours I remember is Snitter.

Lisa, Hobbes is named after the namesake of Calvin's stuffed Tiger. I've always thought that dogs were rather philosophical creatures and wanted to name one after a philosopher. Since our dog, when we got him was nasty, brutish and short (now just nasty and brutish) what better philosopher than Hobbes? Had we taken his brother as well, we would have named him Locke.

Posted by: Jordana at January 27, 2005 01:07 PM

Why am I always late for this????
So I'll answer here;
1. LOVE salmon. I guess that is my favorite animal to eat, though I keep having desires to return to vegetarianism.
2. Three pets at a time; 2 cats and a dog.
3. Lady, the dog who was in my house from the time I was first born (she was a pup at that point) till I was 10. The smartest, sweetest, best dog on earth.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 29, 2005 10:31 AM

Yes, it was after being served roasted guinea pig that I had to save some of them. I was only allowed to take home two though. It is also entirely possible that we may have had those two served for dinner once, which is also the assumed fate of my dear Banana (the chicken).
Snitter was a great pupper.

Posted by: Blair at January 29, 2005 11:39 AM