I am not quite sure that my future husband knew what he was getting himself into when he married me. It evidently worked out OK since we are approaching our 13th wedding anniversary. Having exotic pets was as normal to me as eating dinner once a day, or taking a shower.
I really didn’t think about poor George and my menagerie of pets when he came up to Northern Minnesota to move me to Southern Minnesota before our wedding.
The day I moved it was winter and quite chilly. I had the cages covered to keep them as warm as possible. Both vehicles were packed and warmed up before we began bringing the animals out. The truck was loaded and my boat was hitched to my car.
The first cage to be loaded was quite large and high. George asked, "What is in this cage?" I answered, ferrets. He then inquired how many ferrets. "Just seven ferrets," I answered.
George has always been very easy going. He didn’t bat an eye. We then went to grab a big pet carrier. "What is in here," he asked. "A skunk I answered, just one," I quickly added. His eyes started to look around the room at the number of pet porters and cages. "I told you I had pets, exotic pets and even unusual pets." He answered, "You said you had unusual animals but didn’t mention you had a zoo."
We all adjusted. He quickly became an animal lover as much as I am. It didn’t take long to add a few exotic animals of his choosing to our family, including raccoons.
His mother even babysat my skunk on our honeymoon at her house. That is an interesting story in itself.
I would like to dedicate this article to my husband George. During the last couple of months I sustained a serious injury on top of an old injury. I spent three weeks in the hospital and am still basically flat on my back. I am thankful to George because he takes excellent care of the animals and waits on me hand and foot. His mother, now in her 80’s also lives with us. His brother was supposed to take care of her during the initial recovery time but could only handle it a few days before he hauled her back to our place. Our only conclusion was putting her in a rest home. We found a place for her to live, just a few minutes before her arrival George was getting ready to walk out of my hospital room. An awful dread set heavy on my chest. I said George; somehow we have to make this work out. I wouldn’t want to ever be in a rest home. He of course, was thinking the exact same thing.
George has full responsibility for everyone. The animal cages are cleaned, they always have fresh water. He makes sure everyone gets out for his or her playtime; he cooks, cleans, and runs to me every time he hears me drop something, which seems to happen every few minutes.
I want to thank you George for being my best friend and a remarkably kind and loving person. In addition, thank you for being a wonderful father to my exotic pets and my daughter who was a handful, a teenager when we got married! Also, thank you for honoring the fifth commandment, Honour thy father and mother.
I am sure there are many significant other and exotic pet stories out there that should be told. Please email me by going to ExoticPets and clicking on my name. I would love for you to share your stories!
Here are exotic pet pictures and funny animal pictures
Exotic pet raccoon picture, raccoon learning to be a raccoon cap or a hair piece?
My husband George
Our brat coon who stole my pastry, he didn’t give it back either. YOU take it away from him lol.
Mustn’t forget the ferret pictures
The sock thief, no sock is ever safe if it is on your foot or not.
Enjoy exotic pets YouTube – Ferret videos
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