Dirk: a boxer, jowls like Everett Dirksen.
Tuffy: fiesty black and white kitten, ready to do battle with Dirk.
Wrinkle: silly name for a cat, but there was a wrinkle at the end of his tail.
Mitzi: a peekapoo, she was everyone’s best friend. “Don’t you want to hold me?”
Dirk: another boxer, loveable to all except mailmen. He never learned mace hurts.
Simon: a long-haired Siamese, sooooo soft, soooooo sweet tempered, not the usual temperment of Siamese.
Daisy and Minnie: kitten sisters, who grew old together, life was difficult when there was only one.
Ohso: another basset hound, oh so cute as puppy, but oh so stubborn as she grew.
Pets added a deeper dimension to my life, but now they live only in my memories. One day, I will be a pet owner again, but for now I will enjoy the pets of others.