I had a request for kitty pictures, so I thought I would share a little about my pets today. Currently we have two, a goldfish named Lulu who is four years old and was fished from a kiddie pool by Thing One with his bare hands. Poor Lulu shouldn't have survived a week, never mind four years, two tanks, three moves and a 3-7 year old boy. But she's seemingly happy in her little tank (an upgrade from her bowl when we learned she was a trooper) with a little fishy tank statue of Gary to keep her entertained. I have no pictures of Lulu, but she's a goldfish. A feeder type.
I also no longer have these guys :(. I miss them, they were so neat!
Their names are Crockett and Tubbs, and they are Giant African Millipedes. (That's a 5 gallon tank, for size reference.) Their primary diet is cucumber (although they do like other fruits and veggies) and they like to nibble on plain chalk for the calcium to keep their shells strong. They are the easiest to care for pets I've ever had, and way more interesting to watch than a fish tank (when they're active.) The downside is that a lot of my friends were freaked out. They don't live very long, and I miss them :(.
And last is my kitty, Miss Violet.
And Miss Naked and not happy Violet.
Violet is ten (July 6th, 97) and has been my baby since before I had babies. In fact she was my trial baby. She is a Maine Coon (pure guess, really, but she fits the bill) and weighs 16 pounds. That's a lot of lazy cat-ness. She sleeps in the crook of my knee and meows every morning at 5:30 for food. She doesn't really stop begging for chow until we go to bed. :) We love her!!
I love my fur, scale and exoskeleton babies. Next pet-tacular will be about the other animals in my life. (With a vet in the family, there's a lot!)