Kim was born in 1978 (when I was less than a year old). He used to steal my yellow shawl from my cot! He was the only male in a litter of 9. Grandad got him from some friends in Kincardine.
He was a great friend, and we grew up together. Mum, Dad, brother, sister and I all lived with Gran and Grandad's until I was 8, so we would play together all the time. After that, I would see him most days. When I was old enough, the two of us would go for walks up and around the Gowan Hills.
He always looked after me. One time when my brother was going to hit me, Kim pinned him to the wall, and I was able to get out the house! He was a gentle dog. I remember the time when one of our gerbils escaped, it ran straight into Kim's mouth, then Kim extended his tongue, and the gerbil did a U-turn and ran back out!
Kim died in 1991 (aged 12). He had been ill for several months, and was due to be put down on the Wednesday, but died peacefully on the Tuesday while I was at school. I still miss him loads.
We can't find most of our photo's of Kim, so here are all the ones we could find!
Rambo was last of a litter of 5 cats. We got him on 9 April 1993, when he was just 9 weeks old. Dad got this cat (through a family friend) as a present for mum. Rambo was very friendly. He grew up with a little blue toy which was his favourite! Myself and Ann used to hide the toy, and he would always manage to find it! He was a great hunter/attacker. Dad remembers that he would lie in waiting for dogs to pass the house, and then jump out and claw them!
Rambo went missing in November 1995, and we have never heard of him ince. We still wonder where he is... To see more photo's, please visit Rambo's photo gallery.
|Gerbils:||Stewart (my brother) was allowed to keep 2 gerbils in the late 1980's. He named them Frisky and Whisky. The shop assistant assured us that they were both male gerbils, so imagine our surprise, when they gave birth to countless offspring, who in turn gave birth to countless offspring! One of Dad's friends (Andrew) took all the gerbil's off our hands (thankfully)!|
|Goldfish: We had a few goldfish which were always won at funfairs in the late 1980's. Grandad kept about 30 fish in his 2 ponds at Irvine Place.|