• Life,  Pets

    The Zoo

    by Yesterday, I made the joke that our house was more or less a giant snake and a small crocodile away from having our own zoo. A giant snake and a small crocodile are not in the cards at the moment, but the joke is less an exaggeration than you’d think. It’s already been suggested that I provide more details on that. So… 1 Giant DogTM, a 9+ year old Saint Bernard who, reference notwithstanding, is actually on the small size for his breed. 3 cats, ranging in age from 7 to 10. 2 small fish tanks. One of which is a shrimp tank, really, with a couple of small…

  • Pets

    This is Zesty Mike

    by For non-herpers, she’s a Blue-Tongued skink. She’s also a rescue (coming from the far side of Toronto) and part of my son’s burgeoning menagerie, currently at seven species of mostly reptiles. More on that another day. All you need to know right now is that menagerie is currently living with him in the basement apartment of our house. (He’s home for the summer this year and the menagerie had to come with him, obviously). Lots of personality in this beautiful lizard, though she’s a messy eater sometimes. Fond of quail eggs, I understand, and almost as puppy-like as people keep telling me Bearded Dragons are. Someday, she may have…