Karen, I love spiders, snakes.. all creatures really.
My oldest son Jeff and his family have a boa named Eden and they had a tarantula at one time named Jack Sprat.
Sadly Jack passed and was flushed down the toilet.
Jeff and Misty have a zoo in their home, full of Dachshunds (3 now), siamese cats (4), one bird, Elvis- a big parrot who cusses and screams, several fish.
kim, he was pretty skinny when we got him from the shelter. he had been taken from an animal hoarder's house where he had to battle with 27 other cats for food. but now he's really filling out, especially his mane. he's just getting to full size at 2 years old.
jeeks, it's pronounced more like what you get with a squished spider. lol.
here's the second pic that didn't show up, playing ball:
here's mush's big brother, our maine coon hercules:
herc is a giant. around 20 pounds, and he's not fat. he's bigger than half of the dogs at the groomers when he goes for a bath and butt shave.
Wellll, if you notice, Nemo's eye is open... She tolerates Big Baxter, but would prefer he sleep elsewhere. He comes and bothers her while she is licking her paws, which is a habit of hers. Wants her to groom him, but Nemo isn't having any of that!!!!!
Lick a CAT????????????? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
But she does think they make yummy snacks in the dirt box, and their food is too.. so she SHOULD lick them and keep them happy, LOLOL!
Here is Baxter's fraternal twin, Duke, who is only around 8 pounds max.. this is when he was a tiny kitten... yeah, that's Nemo's paw...
Looks like you had a very cool day - what a beautiful spot! Did you enjoy your quad ride? Lots of people here drive quads - right out in the traffic! Our next door neighbor sends his 7-year-old son to the corner store on one, all by himself. Yikes. Nice un-posed pic of your granddaughter - in a thoughtful moment.
I really enjoyed the quad ride. Of all the motorcycling that I have done, I never rode a quad before. Long story short, it was to have been me on Crystal's quad (Special privilege there as she doesn't let ANYONE drive her quad) and my daughter. My Son in law Jim was making lunch. I suggested that I ride Jim's quad and all three of us go. Jim had no problem with it and both ladies told me they didn't know how to start it. I accomplished that. Final statement for Jim "Be careful it is VERY powerful.
With Crystal in the lead and Paula holding up the rear off we went. Quads are a lot different. Sometimes they develop a mind of their own steering and I was not used to how far I could go on an angle before tipping. After I got the hang of it, I had a great time. Actually every second was great. Jim was right, Crystal's is a 500 cc Polaris. IT had the biggest engine, but it is heave and has an automatic trans. Paula's is a 350 cc, but a four strioke. Jim's is a 250 cc and a two stroke. A good hard push on the throttle will bring the front end off the ground. Later in the ride Paule told me that is why no one else but Jim rides it.
Yes, I had a great time.
Crystal and I have been a bit at odds, but, I think we are back on track, an extra bonus for the day.
That is an adorable little kitty! Reminds me of our Millie when she was little. Here's an update on Milo, who has more than doubled in size since we rescued him 12 days ago. I have to wrap him in a washcloth to feed him because he is so wiggly - so here is our opossum burrito! He loves to crawl all over us...needs lots of snuggling and attention, but he sure is cute (or at least we think so).