The critters in my house

After recently acquiring Larry I realized we seem to have a lot of critters in our house. There’s Hank and Scout the bloodhounds:
And then we have our six lovely Red Sex Link chickens: Agnes, Cecilia, Reba, Beatrice, Ophelia, and Lady. 
And then we get to the main part of my realization- the many inanimate critters that have joined the party. First we have Baloo the black bear. Barry and I got him from a couple that makes animal carvings out of wood while we were on our honeymoon. 
picture from Barry’s old phone

Baloo actually beat Hank by three days in joining our family and now resides on our front porch.

We also have Marvin the Moose, our recent Christmas decoration addition.

When I recently acquired Larry I thought I had ended my alliteration streak with naming our critters, because I was thinking he was Larry the sheep.

But I quickly realized he is actually Larry the quilt lamb. Ha! Streak still in tact.

Larry the quilt lamb is not the first ovine to join our family. We first got our two (unnamed) sheep trophies from the Varmint Half Marathon in 2012, as age group awards. 

Last but certainly not least, we have White Bunny. I have had White Bunny since I was 4 years old. I got him when we were in Colorado for my aunt and uncle’s wedding (I was the flower girl), at a gift shop on top of a mountain we hiked. I slept with him every single night of my childhood and now he resides on my nightstand. Not an alliterative name, but it doesn’t count if I didn’t know what alliteration was when I named him.

So it seems that I have an affinity for collecting animals and giving them alliterative names. I don’t think it’s to the point of being tacky, yet, though.  Surely not until it looks like this:

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What critters do you have in your home?

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  1. I used to have SO many stuffed animals when I was little. I’d pile them all on my bed when I’d go to sleep and you could barely see me 🙂 Once I have an apartment of my own again, I think I will start a small critter collection too!

    1. Critter collections can be a lot of fun, as long as you don’t go overboard! Then it just gets weird. 🙂

  2. I love Baloo the Bear! I have a pretty decent Hokie Bird and VT teddy bear collection!

    1. Ah I forgot my VT teddy bear! It’s actually a girl teddy bear dressed as a Hokie cheerleader that sits on top of our church chair by the front door.

  3. A few year back, when KMN and I were living on opposite coasts, I came down with a nasty cold. As a biologist, I call a cold a “rhinovirus” or “rhino” for short. Well, while I was sniffling and coughing, a little white stuffed Rhino showed up at my door to keep me company. In short order, he was joined by Ellie (contributed while I was strugging in the final weeks of thesis writing), and this spring while caring for a very sick relative, PB (Polar Bear) joined the clan. They hang out in our bedroom and get into all sorts of shenanigans when KMN is away. I document by photo, and send to him. I’m not particularly into lots of stuffed animals around the house, but I feel like this trio is part of our relationship!

    And, of course, I’ve had Mouse since I was about 5 years old (my creative naming streak began early!). I slept with him all the time, and he (sort of) resides on the nightstand now. Except for the nights when I go to bed long before KMN. Then Mouse might jump into bed for a snuggle….

    And there you have it. A public menagerie confessional.

    1. I remember seeing pictures of Rhino, Ellie, and PB getting up to shenanigans!

  4. Your White Bunny COUNTS. Gabe’s Santa counts… so White Bunny counts.
    I have a Snoopy that is old and that I’ve had since I was 2. I also acquired a bear from a family member right before high school that I slept with well into my marriage. Glenn said it wasn’t a bear, it was a pig. He obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
    We also have Phoebe (old lady dog), Julio (crazy-bold, fearless cat), and Hazel (lazier, heavier, calmer, more skittish brother to Julio).

    1. If you say it’s a bear, then it’s a bear 🙂 I’m glad White Bunny counts, because I think he’d be offended otherwise.

  5. So funny! Love that you still have your childhood bunny. We don’t have any critters around the house except our dog and cat!

    By the way I think it’s time for a chicken update!!

    1. Haha I’ll have to work on that chicken update! I haven’t done one recently because once they get to laying eggs regularly, not much changes. I will definitely have lots to share when they go through their first molt!

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