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Meet the newest members of the Fathersez family

Sunday May 18th, 2008 by fathersez


Our family has never been all that great with pets. 

Like many other families with young children, for years my wife and I have had to fend off requests from the children for cats, hamsters, rabbits and the like. We have succeeded all these while. 

Last year, a hen (yes, a hen) wandered into our house and stayed on for about a year. We never found out who the real owner was. We bought a small pen for her and she was quite happy. One day, she disappeared for about 3 days and then came back as if nothing had happened. We never found out where she went, but apparently her female instincts had called. She then laid eight eggs in quick succession and valiantly tried to hatch them. But none hatched.

We have been told that for this type of hen, another should be the one that hatches the eggs, not the mother! I have no idea whether this is true.  Sadly, this hen was bitten and killed by a dog. 

Then it was a pregnant cat that sauntered in. We took her in and she gave birth to 3 kittens. We took them to the vet and he gave us some instructions on how to look after the family. Unfortunately, the mother and one of the kittens died. They died the same day my mother passed away. The two remaining kittens were given away to the Government animal centre where they give them away to animal lovers. 

And that’s the closest we have come to keeping pets. 

Yesterday, my second daughter managed to cajole her mother into buying a couple of rabbits. You can see them in the picture. The white one has been christened as Snow whilst the other is Bobo.  The kids are all excited. And it is difficult for parents not to be infected with their excitement.  

As expected the kids have sworn to look after the rabbits. Time will tell.  

For now, the rabbits are welcome as the latest additions to our family. 

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5 Comments for “Meet the newest members of the Fathersez family”

On May 20, 2008
At 1:03 am

They are adorably fuzzy! Good luck.

by JHS
On May 26, 2008
At 12:56 pm

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by Jenny
On May 28, 2008
At 1:30 am

Aww they’re so cute!

On May 28, 2008
At 8:47 am

Yes, Jenny, they are just adorable. My children can’t enough of cuddling them.

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