Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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My mom was allergic to most animals, so the only pets I had were three goldfish when I was 6. I loved them, so I fed them all the time, and ended up overfeeding them. Years later, I learned that my mom didn't have the heart to tell me I was killing the fish, so she would replace them! I noticed a spot on one of them once, and she said "You just saw it from the other side!"
I used to have a rat named Oskah when I was 12. He went everywhere with me: the skate park, library, DVD shop, beach (he liked to chase the little soldier crabs back into their holes). One time, I took him to the supermarket and a lady said, "Get that rat out of here! It's filthy and disgusting!" I indignantly said, "No, he's not! He's very clean, cleaner than you!"
I was sick so my Mom give me some penicillin. Or so I thought. She actually gave me some leftover medicine one of our CATS had from a surgery. I had no idea until I started breaking out in a rash that would cover my entire right arm and then 2 minutes later it would be on my leg, then disappear and be on my back. Within the hour I was covered and they kept reappearing and
When we were younger, my mum bought me and my brother a golden retriever puppy! He was so cute we could never leave him alone. The one time we did happened to be the same day my mum was cooking roast lamb for Sunday dinner; it took her hours to get everything nice. She came to get us when it was ready and when we got back the dog was on the table and the lamb??? All gone!
My brother and I were dog sitting for the neighbors. Knowing my brother was afraid of their dog, I started running through their house screaming bloody murder, which got the dog chasing me for real. My brother freaked as I ran towards him and slammed the door in my face, which I knocked right off all of its hinges and onto my brother.
My wife was 17, getting ready for her prom in a small town.She was inside her rural home, her crazy dad was cleaning the yard.Her dad liked to raise mules.During the winter one mule disappeared. On this day he found the mule that had frozen to death. Her dad soaked it with gas and it was now on fire in the front yard when her prom date arrived!
I would visit my husband's father's home and speak to his cow. He was my friend. I was invited to dinner at his dad's home. I said to my husband's father, "This is the best steak I ever ate." A few minutes later I said to his father, "I didn't see "Bessy" the cow outside. Where is she?" Need I say more?
We had horses and lots of stories, but this is the prize: When our beloved horse died, my mother went to the pasture, skinned her and made a horse-hide rug! For years she tried pawning it off on each of her children, never understanding how disturbing we found the whole idea. Now, years later, all that remains is a moth-eaten piece about 3" sq, but that's still creepy!
My dad would always bring me weird gifts. One day he came home from work "Honey I got you a surprise!!" I would always roll my eyes and then go see. This time he was holding a giant Iguana! I thought it was cool at first until I realized it was missing its entire tail. Dad said, "It had a tail when I left the shop!" My bro found the tail in dads truck the next morning.
My brother and were off school for a snow day. Our mother raised rabbits to sell, but we saw them as pets. Since it was cold, we decided to bring all the babies (2 5-gal buckets full!) inside to run around. We had to get them back to the barn before mom came home , but realized we had no idea which mama they belonged to so we just put them anywhere--busted big time!
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