Mum and Wally the Weasel by jamibann

Mum and Wally the Weasel

Another image of a slide taken from dad's archives. I remember Wally so well. My older brother Johnnie was always bringing abandoned animals home with him ... in addition to this baby weasel, he once turned up with a rat he had caught in a cornflakes packet! I hasten to add that the rat did not get a home in our menagerie - he was dispatched straight back from whence he came (the local dump ...), and my brother wasn't even allowed to sit at the same table as us that evening! Unclean, my mum said! However, Wally was a baby weasel and we raised him and kept him as a pet for a long time. As you can see, he was a friendly little soul!
What a wonderful photo to have!
January 3rd, 2021  
Absolutely love this photo and story! Wally the Weasel - what a character and what a superb pet to have. Gave me a big smile this morning.
January 3rd, 2021  
What a lovely story and happy memory.
January 3rd, 2021  
Cute photo.. I'm with your Mum.. I would ban Johnny from the table for a week.. hate rats and mice..
January 3rd, 2021  
How cool is that, Wally the weasel? Love mums fair isle sweater. My mum and I had matching ones. Hers was blue, mine green
January 3rd, 2021  
Lovely memory photo. Not sure I'd have been comfortable with Wally that close. What a lovely lady and being a Shetlander her gorgeous jumper is perfect. 💕💕
January 3rd, 2021  
What a super capture, that smile says it all!
January 3rd, 2021  
Such a great story, and a fun shot.
January 3rd, 2021  
Wonderful capture...a lovely smile on your mum's face..
January 3rd, 2021  
Must be wonderful to re-find those pictures. Love that happy smile and Wally too.
January 3rd, 2021  
Wally yes, rat NO! Lovely photo of your mom.
January 3rd, 2021  
Super memento to have
January 3rd, 2021  
Such a lovely photo and memory.
January 3rd, 2021  
what fun memories
January 3rd, 2021  
Bep
Lovely memories, Issi.
January 3rd, 2021  
Such a lovely shot
January 3rd, 2021  
What a wonderful photo and memories!
January 3rd, 2021  
That would be enough to put me off corn flakes for life. Wonderful memories triggered by an old photo.
January 3rd, 2021  
It took me a second to see the weasel! And then as I read it, I was confused. One last look at the shot had me laughing! I'm loving the memory lane you've taken. I have a stack of Memorabilia from several ancestors (now passed) that needs digitizing. That may give me a goal for some 365 work (already feeling the lag and it's day 3!)
January 3rd, 2021  
What a cute vintage photo! Thanks for sharing the story!
January 3rd, 2021  
A lovely vintage memory!
January 3rd, 2021  
Rat 😱😱😱. Wally is rather cute though and, as a knitter, I’m very drawn to your mum’s jumper!
January 3rd, 2021  
Aww Wally is so cute and I absolutely love your story. 🙂
January 3rd, 2021  
A lovely photo of your mum looking happy & at ease with the weasel...a great name for a weasel! Love her jumper, she would look so in style wearing that today. A lovely story!
January 3rd, 2021  
Another priceless nostalgic capture :)
January 3rd, 2021  
Great story and lovely smile.
January 3rd, 2021  
A great story and I love her sweater.
January 3rd, 2021  
Another adorable family photo and story.
January 3rd, 2021  
A wonderful archive photo, great memories
January 3rd, 2021  
What a great memory and story!
January 4th, 2021  
How precious! I've not heard of a weasel being a pet. My mom's family had a skunk as a pet for a number of years; her father was always finding orphaned animals, much like it sounds your brother did.
January 4th, 2021  
How lovely
January 4th, 2021  
Great archive shot- love the smile on your mum's face as she plays with Wally.
January 8th, 2021  
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