Sophie is my almost 5 year old Havanese. She is mine and my mothers. I am very lucky to live close to my parents. My mom is also a teacher in my district and if I have to teach a course after school, she will swing by and take the dogs to her house. Sophie is very shy around strangers but loves her family and she is very smart. She rings a bell to go out. Both my dogs love to go boating with me and my family. They are great swimmers but would rather not get wet if they did not have to.
Ella is a 4 year old, long-haired black cat that I adopted a few years ago. She is very mellow and cannot meow, yet she is a high maintance kitty. She only drinks cold water from the fridge, gets her hair shaved in a lion cut every summer, and recently had to have very expensive surgery to remove a bladder stone.
Greta is the baby, she is three and is a very small tabby cat. I adopted her from the shelter because they said she was a special needs kitten and had brain damage. No one wanted to adopt her and the shelter refused to take her to a vet. So, I adopted her and found out she did not have any brain damage. She is a sweety. She is always on my lap while I work at the computer.
Molly is my almost 9 year old class pet. She is a guinea pig. She was left in front of Petco in a box, so I adopted her and brought her to school with me. I am the only teacher in the school with a class pet. The principal makes sure I don't get students with animal allergies. We have four classes on the grade so it has not been a problem. Molly comes home with me every weekend and holiday. When she was younger, I would let students take her home. Now, that she is so old, I am so afraid that she might die on a student and scar them for life. I have had Molly my whole time teaching first grade. The staff and students at my school all know her and love her. She leads the Halloween Parade with me every year People always stop in to drop off veggies for her. Guinea Pigs normally live 5-8 years! I tell the students that Molly is about 100 in people years.