- Jun 9, 2010
Well I finally dug through the photo album and scanned pics of the family pet - Dandilion. I was 9 years old when we got her from the San Diego zoo. They needed a home for some lion cubs and heard that mom had ocelots and was a member of the Long Island Ocelot club. She was 5 weks old when she arrived - a roley poley butter ball of fur. Clumsy big paws and sweet round (and curious eyes). We lived on a ranch which made it easy to keep her. She had her front paws declawed later and her canine filed down. It never fazed her. She loved to run and play with us. She went on rides in the pick up - one day saw a skunk and jumped out of the pick up, got sprayed 3 times and headed back - we scrambled so fast to all squeeze in that pick up cab. No one wanted to ride in the back with her that day. She eventually had a super-sized multi-level cage and a leash run. She was always there when I needed a friend to talk to. Here's to you ol' girl - love Dandi Girl.