Share Your World 2016 Week 37

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Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?

I’ve owned a bunch of rocks, a whole box of them I found in a lake. Pet rocks were a popular fad back in the 1970s, being sold in boxes at the store and people were dumb enough to pay for one. The Pet Rock company started by Gary Dahl made him an instant millionaire, but not without backlash and threats from buyers at him at how they were duped into such a ridiculous scheme.

What is your greatest strength or weakness?

My greatest strength is not caring what anyone says. I’m my own person. My greatest weakness is being able to play sports.

What makes you feel grounded? 

Being at home or at least in a place that doesn’t feel like a prison.

Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food?

I would get tired of eating cold food after a while and wouldn’t want to live without a warm meal once in a while.

Share Your World 2016 Week 37

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Cats R Us

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I’ve had cats my whole life, lots and lots of them. About every ridiculous name you could imagine has been applied to my furry friends, some of them by me, some by others, some of them by accident.

Almost every cat’s name I can remember:

Cocoa, Blackie, Napster, Whiskers, Gracie, Fluffy, Smuckers, Kimba (previously Flatty and then Flutters), Goldie (2 cats), Cocoa-Vanilla, Pineappler (not a mispelling), Spaz, Midnight, Freefall, Velvet, Chet, Darby, Chester, Jesus, Paczki, Boo-boo, Peaches, Bubbles, Brewster, and I’m sure there’s more but this is a start.

I’ve had one dog in my entire life and it’s name was Deuce. A small dog given to us that we only had for a few months before he was taken away. He usually stayed tied up outside on the porch because of the dozens of cats inside getting him riled up and scared.

Besides cats, I had a couple fish as pets as well. They’re a lot easier to take care but a lot less interesting (and don’t live long). I remember the first time I flushed a fish down the toilet after it was found upside down in the fish bowl. There were no tears. I was old enough already having witnessed death before.

Buddy and An Odd Trio