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MHopefully no one is too sick of reading about my Leopard geckos.  I know I already wrote about Aurora, Haku (RIP), and Leopard geckos in general during the A to Z challenge.  But today we're at M, and I just can't pass up the opportunity to write about the amazing Miss Miyuki.  Miyuki is my Diablo Blanco Leopard gecko.  She's 3 years old, and will be 4 in June.

Miyuki was actually born here!  Aurora, who I wrote about on the first day of the A to Z challenge, is her mother, and Haku, who unfortunately passed away last September, is her father.  Aurora laid Miyuki's egg on April 24th, 2011, and she hatched on June 14th.  I was very lucky to actually be able to watch her hatch! ...continue reading "Miyuki"

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LIt's been a very long time since I've been without a reptile of some sort in my life.  Over the years I've kept everything from anoles to iguanas, turtles to pythons.  Before I got my first dog, and completely fell in love with him, exotic pets, especially reptiles, were kind of 'my thing'.  Although I'd love to, someday, branch out and keep other types of reptiles again, for many years now the only reptiles to grace our home have been my Leopard geckos.  I currently have two geckos, both females, Aurora and Miyuki.

Exotic pets can be expensive, and difficult to maintain.  However, Leopard geckos have pretty basic needs, and are easy to care for in captivity.  For someone who may not be up to the challenge of keeping a more demanding pet, Leopard geckos may be a good option. ...continue reading "Leopard Geckos Can Make Good Pets for Beginners"

HI feel a little bit like I've been dwelling over Haku since he got sick and passed away.  I know I posted about him quite a bit while he was sick, and at least a few times since his death.  Despite the fact that he's been gone for almost 7 months now, here I am posting about him again!

When I got to H in the A to Z challenge I just had to write about Haku.  I wish I were writing about him in different circumstances, that he was still with us, healthy, and enjoying the nice spring weather along with his mate, Aurora, and daughter, Miyuki.  Alas that isn't the case, but in a small way he is back with us again.  I finally got around to ordering and setting up his memorial frame.  ...continue reading "Haku’s Memorial"

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GWhen it comes to your pets, does gender matter?  Do you prefer one gender over another?  If so, why?

For quite awhile my fiance and I seemed to gravitate more towards keeping mostly male pets.  If you count just the pets we've owned together (not counting family pets we had growing up), we've had significantly more boys than girls.  However, currently out of our 5 pets, 3 are girls.  I think this is the first time ever that girls have outnumbered boys in our family!

Despite being one, for awhile I had a bias against female animals.  When I started keeping house rabbits, I initially adopted males because I had read that females were more prone to moodiness and/or aggression.  When I finally adopted my first ever female rabbit, Berry, I was actually surprised at how sweet she was.  Go figure, now I have Poppet, another female, and she is without a doubt the sweetest, friendliest rabbit I have ever met! ...continue reading "Girls Vs. Boys: When it Comes to Pets, Does Gender Matter?"

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CToday I'm going to write about how I keep our house sparkly clean, despite currently having 5 pets.  I know that the messes they make can be one of the major downsides people find in keeping pets.  I can understand why.  Clean homes are just more comfortable!  Pets give us unconditional love, and are a lot of fun to have around, but nobody wants to live in a messy house.

I admit that when my fiance and I got our first apartment together, I wasn't always the best at keeping on top of all the cleaning.  It was embarrassing, at times, to have people come over when there was dog hair all over the rugs, and the bunny litter boxes were overdo for a cleaning.  Luckily I've gotten a lot better at keeping things clean - most people who come over now don't even know we have pets, other than Kit of course, and they only know about him because he's convinced that every visitor is coming to see him - not because they can smell him, or see his fur all over the furniture!  So what's my secret?   ...continue reading "Cleaning Up After Multiple Pets"

Hello!  I mentioned last Wednesday that my birthday was coming up, and now it's here!  To celebrate, I took the weekend and today off from work to give myself a nice long weekend.  Mostly to celebrate my birthday, but also partly because I've been spending so much time on the computer lately that my eyes were really bothering me.  I don't want to spend too much time blogging today so that I can give my eyes an extra day to rest before getting back to work tomorrow.  But I think the last time I posted a general update on all my pets was back in January, and what better to blog about on my birthday than some of my favorite critters in the world, my pets! ...continue reading "Paw Pack Update!"

1Happy Friday!  How's everyone's 2015 going so far?  Ours is going pretty well - everything's pretty status quo so far.

Back before all the holidays I posted pictures of my gecko tanks (for I think the first time ever on this blog!?) and mentioned that I had some tank updates planned.  I don't usually get the geckos a lot of gifts for the holidays, considering that they really already have all the essentials, and it's not like they can actually open presents or anything.  But I had really been wanting to update their tanks for awhile, and used Christmas as an excuse to redo their tanks.  I think buying them new stuff was more of a gift for me than it was for them, but they both seem to be enjoying their new hides so it's okay. ...continue reading "Gecko Tank Updates!"

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2222Last week I posted holiday photos of my rabbits, Barnaby and Poppet.  This week it's Aurora's and Miyuki's turn!  Anyone who's getting a Christmas card from me this year is totally seeing spoilers, since my card is just a print with holiday photos of all my pets.  My family members probably think I'm crazy.

It could be worse.  I **only** have 5 pets currently.  The other day I was thinking about what will happen when (hey I have to stay optimistic) I'm rich and have a huge house with lots of pets.  Can you imagine what my yearly Christmas cards will look like?  I'll have to make poster sized cards to fit photos of everyone!  Then my family will know I'm crazy! ...continue reading "Happy Holidays From Aurora & Miyuki"

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1Happy Friday!  I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had an amazing holiday!  If you didn't celebrate, I still hope you had an awesome day!

It's been awhile since I wrote just a general update on the Paw Print Pack!  I was planning on posting Kitsune's yearly dog holiday gift guide today but life has been so crazy lately that I haven't gotten around to taking all the pictures I need yet.  I'll try to get the 2014 gift guide up next week, but for anyone who's interested you can always check out my dog gift guides from 2010, 2012, and 2013.  I know a lot of people like to start their Christmas shopping after Thanksgiving. ...continue reading "Update on the Paw Print Pack!"

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