Behind The Awkwardness: Petpourri

November 8th, 2011

Behind The Awkwardness: Petpourri - Pets

“This is a photo of my family and its menagerie (ferret, snake, cat, dog) circa 1985. Less than a year later, we added a pig to the mix, and our childhood also included at various points a goat, raccoons, iguanas, chameleons, ponies, mice, rats, too many small lizards to count and at least one bird that was killed by a ferret.

The best parts of this picture are the expression of sheer misery on my then 14-year-old sister’s face, and the averted look of embarrassment worn by Missy, the matriarch Labrador.”

(submitted by Will)

5 Responses to “Behind The Awkwardness: Petpourri”

  1. Sue says:

    He’s right about his sister and the lab’s expressions. Apparently dogs can be embarrassed.

  2. Jose M. says:

    I wish my mom were cool enough to hold a snake in a family photo. Also, that cat looks ready to go on a killing spree.

  3. Jen says:

    Okay, I’m a little freaked out right now. The boy in the picture reminded me a little bit of my ex when he was a kid, but I know that’s not him and It’s definitely not his family. But the mantel, windows, and built-ins look like his parents’ house, and his name is Will. Did this photo come from an alternate universe?

  4. justme says:

    Oh, is it my turn? Hmmm. OK I’m going to go with Mr. Fluffy….in the library….with the candle holder….

  5. senora_jennifer says:

    Shoeless Will!

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