Childhood Memories Of Pets

Childhood Memories Of Pets

By Dmitri Allicock

Dmitri - Pets article

1968- Left to right- Myself and brothers- Yuri, Andrei, Kenrick- Standing is Cousin Kenneth and center of photograph is a most precious puppy called “Dumpling”

Growing up in rural Upper Demerara, I had a least one pet besides me, maybe a puppy, chicken, birds, fish or some young animal that occupied the center of attention. A quick trip through any child’s bedroom will reminds you of the early years when pets dominated your real and imaginary worlds. Lots of toys relate in some manner to animals- music, storybooks, décor, clothing with imaginary critters dominates the world of childhood. Children love pets and enjoy them in any form and for good reasons, it is said.

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  • Deen  On October 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Dmitri, your Childhood Memories of Pets accompanied by Dave Martins’ Boyhood Days was pure nostalgia with a touch of class.
    I can now understand your affinity to Guyana’s wildlife and I assume it was probably based on your early love for animals and pets. Your many excellent articles on Guyana’s native plants and animals led me to believe earlier that you were both a botanist and a zoologist. I’m greatly impressed by you wide knowledge of many topics and your retention of experiences relating to the good ole days in Guyana.
    As always, thanks for sharing your delightful stories and enriching us with your knowledge.

  • Elizabeth Naraine  On October 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    You are such a great story teller,very articulate and compelling.This is like reading a great novel that one cannot put down,I was actually looking forward to continue reading.Growing up in Guyana was the best thing that happen to us in many ways,we can identify with these stories as we are transported back in time.Thank you for the memories Dimitri and keep the stories coming,they are like a breath of fresh air.Have you ever considered doing a autobiography or a novel?……The life and times of Dimitri Allicock….my suggestion only.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On October 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Thank you Deen for your very kind compliments. Behind the hardened exterior of any adult is the only real thing that really matters- their childhood thoughts, it is truly the essence of their being.Famous Western writer Louis L’ Amour, added that no memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations. I like reflecting on these building blocks of life and enjoy sharing them. All the best and stay in touch.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On October 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you Elizabeth, in simpler times of less electronics, we really had it made, climbing a tree to pick a fruit, planting our food, making our toys, having real friends down the street to play with. Of course we also had tough times but it fashioned us well. Caught in-between work and family responsibilities, I will try to keep them coming in this abbreviated version. Stay in touch.

  • gigi  On October 12, 2013 at 1:13 am

    time spent with animal and kids are never wasted…

    A beautifully comforting and touching article that brings joy to the heart even when it weeps…thank you

    • Dmitri Allicock  On October 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Gigi

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