Just an old photograph

Sandi is on the right, Prissy is in the middle and Rebel, the inspiration for my handle.
@rebelann (30929)
El Paso, Texas
June 23, 2017 10:53am CST
Those three were my first pets, Prissy was the first kitty I'd ever owned I got her in 1974. She was so very sweet and loving. She had kittens in 1975 and I kept one that looked like her only with short hair, I named him Stanley. I'm still looking for a shot of him. Those two pups with her are Rebel on the left and her daughter Sandi on the right. Rebel only weighed around 45 lbs but Sandi was at least 55 lbs. I was as loyal to them as they were to me and I still miss all of them. I just had to share a little about the first pets I had. I wish I had pictures of the dogs mom n dad got us but that was way back in the 1960s and most of those negatives were from those old Kodak cartridge cameras they used to have, I'm trying to find an inexpensive service that will transfer that film to DVD.
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@moffittjc (34363)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jun
I wish I had photos of my first pet. It was a beagle my dad named Bogey after Humphrey Bogart, and unfortunately he got run over by a car. I remember as a kid crawling into his doggy bed and crying myself to sleep after he got hit by a car. I will never forget that beagle, but I sure do wish I had old pictures of him to look at!
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jun
I feel the same way about Suzie and Tootsie, I don't have any shots of them and I'm not sure if mom's are still in tact, she never really took care of her negatives.
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@moffittjc (34363)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jun
@rebelann I just don't remember us taking any photos of our pets, although I'm sure we did. Or, I'm sure they are in the background of other photos. Unfortunately, I don't have many photos from my childhood because we had a house fire and lost everything in the fire.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jun
Oh, that is a shame @moffittjc nothing could be worse than losing memories in that way but at least you didn't lose your life, hopefully the rest of your family is safe as well.
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
23 Jun
Whenever you find that service, do share more pictures..this picture is really nice by the way well having a soft copy is always better.. good day:)
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
I'm glad you like the picture, I treasure it. Hopefully I will find such a service.
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
23 Jun
@rebelann i too had some old negative film which had my father's old pictures but they cant be even made into a soft copy..they all got ruined..i can understand when you say you treasure them.. :) keep them carefully :)
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
I will keep the negatives as long as possible but sometimes the heat here get ruined @vsai2008
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Jun
I think we all remember our first pets. My first dog was white with black spots. I named him spot. We had to put our old dogs some time ago. They were both old and sick. We won't have any more dogs. Yours were neat.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
Sometimes we have to put a beloved pet down but all of mine has been old before I did that.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Jul
@rebelann I hope you never need to put your pets down. it's heartbreaking.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
I know, I have had to put down most of my elderly furbabies @RubyHawk I cannot let them suffer.
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@LadyDuck (118308)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
All your pets look cute. I am scanning my old films, it is a very slow process.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
At least eventually you'll have them all on DVD or CD. I cannot figure out how to scan the old cartridge film as it is different from the 35mm.
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@LadyDuck (118308)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
@rebelann We bought a special scanner that is designed to scan both the 35 mm and the old cartridge. We had so many that it was worth spending about a hundred dollar, because an external service would have been a lot more expensive.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jun
Oh wow, I must check out that device @LadyDuck I have so many strips of film that I would love to convert.
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@Elisa1234 (7656)
• Philippines
30 Jun
Oh! That is such a great photo! Do you like photography?
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
Yes, I've always enjoyed taking pictures.
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@Elisa1234 (7656)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@rebelann I love taking pictures too. I wanna buy DSLR camera soon. what about you? youre just using phone my friend?
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
No, I don't use phones to take photos @Elisa1234
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@Corbin5 (78610)
• United States
23 Jun
I love that photo!!! Look at those wonderful three!! My brother, thank goodness, did present us with DVD's of videos from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and our family pets are on those. Teddy, Duke, and Tuffy are on the videos.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
We never did get a movie camera back then, dad was just a corporal at the time so money was tight.
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@Corbin5 (78610)
• United States
23 Jun
@rebelann I remember the camera had two huge lights that had to be held by another person during the filming of whatever Dad had in mind to film. My baby sister would cry because those two huge lights were too bright for her little eyes To this day, Sis prefers cloudy days to sunny ones. Traumatized kid.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
Oh wow, I've never seen anything like that @Corbin5 heck, I'm just glad dad bought mom a kodak even though it used those cartridges ..... I used to beg ma to let me take pictures.
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@Reydyno (103)
• Philippines
30 Jun
Wow!!! your pets are adorable seriously!!
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
Thank you, they were my first pets after I grew up and left home.
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@Reydyno (103)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@rebelann I can relate to you man. I also love pets and I treasure them so much. I've been petting lots of dogs since I was little, but sadly time came that they left me and my family.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
23 Jun
Oh such a lovely photo of the little pet family. Very nice Rebel ..wish I too had pics of all the pets I had and especially the beautiful shepherds we had when children.
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
Mom got us a lab mix when I was 12 and then we ended up with a pekinese when I was 14. I don't have any shots of either of them but maybe mom has a few, I'll have to go through her old photos. YIKES!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
23 Jun
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@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
23 Jun
I'm trying to find photos of all the pets I've had in my life to put at least one of each in a big frame so I can see them all together. So far, one of them seems to be missing, but my nephew said he might have one. So I'm waiting to see if I can get one from him. They are all my "kids" and I miss them all so much!
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jun
Yes, I have a pictures of most of mine, just can't find the ones of Stanley and Hotshot, I'm still looking.
@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
23 Jun
I hope you get to transfer that film to DVD. That's a very god picture by the way
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@rebelann (30929)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
Thank you. Hopefully I will be able to.