|I'm back for Michelle's Blogging Challenge!|
Day 9: Share about your special furry family members: your pets.
|As you can see, he was a kitty of leisure.|
My first "son", Oliver, was named after the 1988 Walt Disney movie OLIVER & COMPANY. The main character, Oliver, was a homeless kitten who joined a gang of friendly dogs to survive on the streets of New York City.
I got my Oliver when I was just out of college. He was adopted from a shelter, hence the reason for his name. The staff informed me he had been found in an abandoned building with a large gash across his head. They thought a brick had come down on him. :( When I saw Oliver for the first time, he had a bandage wrapped around most of his face with only one eye peeping out from under the bandage. He stole my heart immediately. The staff guessed his age at about 3 months old when he was saved....twice. First by the shelter, then by me. ;)
He was my best friend. I had him for almost 19 years, He recently had to be put down due to a stroke. The twins wondered where he went. I explained he's up in heaven, in the sky. Sometimes when we're driving, my daughter says, "Oh look! I see Oliver in the sky. He's in the clouds having fun!" He is missed.
|He absolutely loved the water.|
Jack became my second "son" when I married my husband. He was the sweetest dog ever. My husband fell in love with Jack the moment he met him as a tiny pup...with HUGE paws...almost 14 and a half years ago. Jack was a Great Pyrenees. He loved going on walks and having children ride around on his back. Unfortunately, our own children never got to meet Jack. He passed away one month before the twins were born. He, too, is missed.
| We know we'll meet them again at Rainbow Bridge one day. :)|
On the lighter side of things...in case someone out there isn't familiar with the SKITCH and InstaCollage Apps, that's how I created my pet picture collage above, Click anywhere on the App titles to find out more information from iTunes!
I have access to 4 iPads in my classroom and use them with these two Apps for various projects. Examples for each App are shown below. SKITCH is great for many classroom uses and can be used in any subject area. InstaCollage enables me to create fun "picture reviews" of what we've been working on in class during the week.
Have a nice day!