1. Butterscotch - a yellow cat and my first pet
  2. Tigger - the dog I grew up with
  3. Sam - a cat who was slightly deranged after taking a spill off a dock into the bay. She was rescued with a fishing net before the tide whisked her away.
  4. Millie and Tillie - two little turtles who occasionally escaped their habitat to be found days later in some random spot on the house.
  5. Isabelle - Sam's kitten who met her untimely demise at only 7 years
  6. Meg - my parent's empty nest dog who ate my new shoes and took a bite out of my lasagna while it was cooling in the pan.
  7. Nittany Lion - sweetest cat I ever had even if she did scratch the hell out of our stereo speakers
  8. Nikki - there will never be a more loving and obedient dog than this black lab. Ok, she did eat brooms and toilet paper and there was that one flea infestation but she was a wonderful part of our family for 13 years.
  9. Rumpleteazer - a cat with attitude and personality
  10. Mungojerry - defined the phrase scaredy-cat
  11. Jasper - our empty nest dog and the absolute most loving and sweet pet ever. He was big and scary looking but gentle with everyone . I tear up whenever I think of him (like right now)