My first pet

I’ll always remember the day my dad brought home our new puppy when I was just 3 years old. We named her “Muffett,” and she quickly became my best friend.

I remember digging in the sandbox with her, chasing her around the yard while she carried my shoe in her mouth, and lying under the tulip tree together, watching the clouds roll by. I began to insist to my mother that I take my nap lying on the floor next to Muffett (instead of lying in bed like every normal kid).

Muffett and I grew up together, sharing so many things over the years, including long walks on the hill behind our house and ice cream cones (although, to be fair, she usually ate the ice cream in one gulp, leaving only the empty cone for me). She had long, feathery hair growing on the back of her front legs, which I loved to brush, and two golden-colored eyebrows that I loved to kiss. She passed away when I was a freshman in college, but she will always be in my heart!

Who was your first pet? I’d love for you to share your story.

{Photo of Kathleen and Muffett © Kathleen Prasad}

 

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Kathleen Prasad

Kathleen Prasad is an entrepreneur, author, educator, spiritual seeker and animal advocate living in beautiful Marin County, California, with her husband, daughter, dog and two horses. She loves being with animals, listening to hip-hop, eating out at vegan restaurants, riding dressage, hiking in the redwoods and traveling the world to meet animal people.
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