Looking out my Backdoor: Dog gone it


Last updated 11/24/2021 at 11:25am

Back in July, I took a big step in my single life. I adopted Lola, a sweet dog, raised by friends who had rescued her mother, abandoned, heavy with pups, from homeless life on the streets of Oconahua, sleeping in doorways, eating garbage.

I like animals. I like pets. Dogs. Cats. Pigs. Rats. Yes, rats. When my daughter was 3, I went to buy a guinea pig but the pet store owner talked me into a pair of Chinese hooded rats.

Rats make excellent pets, are intelligent, affectionate and are not nocturnal like guinea pigs. I warn against getting an opposite sex pair, however, unless, perhaps yo...

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