The Pets


Pets are always part of the family.  Here is a gallery of pet photos.

First and foremost on the pet list is Sam.  The best springer spaniel there ever has been.  Sam lived about two and a half years from 1975 to 1977. 

Sam.jpg (41765 bytes)    Snowshoe Sam Drury

Bojangles was a gift from John Casonova, and was also a good, if a bit quirky, dog.  Bo lived from about 1978 to 1982.

Bojangles.jpg (73366 bytes)    Bojangles Casanova-Drury

Hercules (named after the Elton John song, A Cat Named Hercules) lived from 1978 to about 1981.  Hercules was a "Munit" due to the "M" on his forehead.  He is the only cat I know who ever flipped over to land on his back instead of his feet, and he also had a habit of "narfing" you with the side of his mouth.

Hercules.jpg (62459 bytes)    Hercules Pennell

Moses is the longest lived of the bunch on this page.  He was born in June or; He was born in June or July of 1982, and was put to sleep in October 2000.  He would fetch for the first seven years of his life.  The Photo below was taken when in 1983 or 1984, when he was about two.

Moses 1983.jpg (35628 bytes)    Moses T. Gato

Honorable mention (photos wanted -- send to Andy) for:

Ginger the guinea pig (1970s)
Peggy the springer spaniel and Dingo the mutt (1960s)
The cats Sergeant Murphy, his friend Policeman Louie, and Tai Chung (Okinawa 1970-1972)
The cats Llita, Bubby and Zeus (WK Schlei Family, 1980s, early 1990s)
The fish (who never have names)
And any I have forgotten