Jasper In His New Forever Home!

Ten Lives Club at Pet Supplies Plus E. Amherst

I finalized Jasper’s adoption this afternoon – technically, he was adopted on Sat., but paperwork done today.  ~YAY~!

Christina filled me in on the latest – Jasper’s laid a new racetrack throughout their house – zooming around at lightening speed.

He discovered the cat door into their basement – tentatively poking his paw through it, like he wasn’t quite sure just exactly what it was or where it went.  Finally, she saw his confusion or curiosity (I’m sure it was the latter!) and told him “it’s OK!”.  I can just picture Jasper doing that in my head – just like he could open the cage doors, reach into cages to scoop up food, etc.  So now even more new territory he’s conquered!

He sleeps on their bed every night – she woke up the other day with Jasper laying on her head~!

He & Coleman have made excellent progress –…

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LEVI Was Adopted Today!

Ten Lives Club at Pet Supplies Plus E. Amherst

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Sweet LEVI found his furever home today!  What a perfect match – Older couple, no other pets or young kids.  He’ll get their undivided attention 24/7!  The entire time we were finalizing the adoption, he was hugging her with his paws and giving her sweet head rubs.

He will be spoiled!  We walked around Pet Supplies “Plus” picking out a new nylon cat carrier, scratching post, cat food, litter & toys.  When all was said and done, she spent over $100 on supplies and goodies for Levi!

Bye-bye sweet boy and enjoy your new furever home!  We will miss you!

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We Found Our Furever Homes!

New (Kind of…) Additions to Our Household Zoo

This past Summer, we drove down to Oklahoma to visit family (and Texas for our family reunion – which, BTW was in it’s 3rd consecutive month of triple digit weather).  While we were staying at my Sis & BIL’s Lakehouse in Okema, OK (and I DO mean LAKE HOUSE – 3 BR, 2 Baths, floor to ceiling window view of the lake, all pine wood floors/walls/ceilings, enormous 4 tier deck, 2 boats, etc, etc…) my son caught a lizard that’s indigenous to Eastern Oklahoma.  He researched the lizard and discovered it was called a 5-lined skink.  It was really kind of pretty – for a lizard – kind of a bright blueish purple colored body with bright yellow lines running from it’s head to the tip of it’s tail and about 3 inches long.

Five-Lined Skink

My son, always interested in animals, insects, reptiles and amphibians of all sorts, wanted to bring it back with us as a pet – which I love (OK, not so much the bugs, but…).  Soooo, we had an extra passenger on our trip back a few days later.  “Leslie” (my son gave it a unisex name since he had read that you can’t tell the sex until it’s matured…in a year or 2…) traveled 1,200+ miles back to Buffalo, NY in a large coffee can with grass, leaves & what small bugs my son could find to feed it with – AND SURVIVED (thankfully)!  I did feel guilty taking him/her out of their environment but given the alternative of being snake food (that’s a WHOLE nother post), I consoled myself that we were giving him/her a better home and consented.

More lizard posts to follow…