Mornin' from Animal Land. Animals, ya eat 'em on good rye bread, grill 'em for company, put 'em in the back of the pickup when ya go to Wal-Mart so nobody steals your poles, use 'em to keep the mice out your house because you feed the birds and all that bird food attracts rodents, talk to 'em like they were your shrink when you've had a fight with your spouse or you can just generally relate to them because they are better than most humans you know. Over the years my wife and I have had our share of pets. Not just Fidos and Fluffies. We have had the ability to have some wonderful "friends". Some we ate, some we took care of like they were our kids, some worked for us, some we sold to make a buck, some we gave to others so they could enjoy their company, some we had for a short period of time because I cared for them and got them well and released them back to the environment so somebody could shoot them during hunting season. Most had a story they told and I will tell you. What I would like to do in this thread is have ya show me some of your buddies. Not just the dogs and cats, they, however, are more than welcome. Most people have some esperience with critters. Share some with us and not just their pictures. This is not a contest, except for the fact that I will mentally keep track of who I consider to be the ugliest pet, and I won't consider the members of the BOC. I will as time progresses show you some pics of horses, goats, sheep, cockatiels, pigs, cats, rabbits, crows, trumpeter swans, turkeys, guineas, chickens, banties, snakes and more and some short stories associated with them. Lets see some you have and have some fun with those that you have had included in your life. Rollo has some interesting pics of his dog I am sure he will get past the censors. Don't put in too many pictures of your kids, or wives, or husbands; remember in the back of your mind I am gonna post a list of what I consider to be the ugliest submission. Good looking neighbor women holding your pet snake are acceptible. Later, John.