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Pet Superstars of the CCC Technology Center: The ‘Others’

August 21, 2020

Unusual pets of the CCC Technology CenterAs we have reached the end of our Pets of the CCC Technology Center series, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who shared your pets with us. While 2020 has not been the greatest year so far, seeing the variety of animals that you all love and care for was the perfect distraction.

I hope you enjoyed the slideshows as much as I enjoyed putting them together for your viewing pleasure. This last segment is dedicated to the not-so-common pets in our lives (and a couple that are more like “pests” than “pets”).

Growing up I had quite a variety of pets — a dog, more cats than you can count on both hands, a Dutch Dwarf bunny, a turtle, and the yearly goldfish won at the fair that always died within a few weeks (sitting in that awful dyed water in a booth at the fair and having ping pong balls thrown at it all day probably didn’t help its life expectancy).

Since adulthood I shied away from owning any pets except a cat or two, and the more recent addition of my dog, Bert. However, unbeknownst to me, I kept an entire community of raccoons very well-fed over the course of several years at my house here in Chico.

I assumed that the neighborhood cats were eating all the food I was putting outside for our cat, Tabby, until I caught a glimpse of racoons enjoying the nightly buffet. Their visits were filled with all the racoony antics you would expect, and at one point I counted 16 of the critters on my patio. Even though they were wild animals and not technically pets, I was very sad when a new construction project began nearby and they moved along.

Thanks again for your participation in this series! I hope you enjoy this slideshow of the “other” Pets of the Technology Center.

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Rebecca Miller
Project Manager, CCC Technology Center