our non-human comrades
Both Alison and John grew up around pets of various species. Here's a loosely chronological album of the animal buddies we've had since we've been together.
John and Trash on the Pacific coast, summer 1975.
John and Alexis kitten on a berry-picking expedition in Glen Park, San Francisco, late summer 1982.
Alexis is shown here in her basket atop the redwood chest
in the living room of our flat in Oakland. It had the
advantage of a commanding view of the flat, plus proximity
to the space heater.
Blizzard decorating the front stairs to our Oakland flat, ca. 1988.