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Rest in Peace my little Bertie Boy!!

Category: our animals | Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:22 pm

Yesterday was a very bad day for my family!! We lost our dear furry friend and companion Bert!!:( He was like a family member and I can't believe he is gone!! I tried to prepare myself for this day because we knew it would be soon, but you really can't prepare for this kind of loss!! I just lost my baby girl Bebe just a few months ago, so it is double hard this time!! Bailey and Duke are very depressed today also! I hope they will be ok! They won't play or eat even!!
We got Bert from friends of ours in 1995. He was about 11 months old. Our friends worked during the day and had to leave him alone, he chewed a few too many things and Gale told David either the dog goes or I do!! Well that's how we ended up with the great fellow!! He never chewed up anything of ours, but I don't work and I was able to be right with him!! John worked with him and trained him to be a bird dog! He went along with John on many duck hunting expeditions and was a great bird dog! He loved to ride in the back of John's truck!! He was your typical loveable Chocolate Lab!! He filled many of our days with laughter due to his cute little antics!! He lived his life with lots of love and will be missed greatly!! Rest in peace my dear friend!!

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Peguin the Hermit Crab

Category: our animals | Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:24 pm

This is Peguin,Alan's hermit crab. I have no idea where Alan came up with Peguin for his name, leave it to a teenager!teehehe!!! His shell is painted blue with skulls and lightening strikes drawn on it. He is pretty cool looking!

Be very careful with hermit crabs! Although they seem harmless, they have claws that pinch and can reek havoc on your fingers! This happened while I was trying to get his photo. Guess he doesn't like to be photographed!lol! My finger has been cleaned and bandaged now!! OUCH!!!

To take care of him daily we have to make sure he has 2 little bowls of water- one freshwater and one saltwater. We have to add a little sponge to each bowl to add humidity to the air of his home. We feed him several hermit crab food pellets along with some dehydrated fruit that we add a little water to, to rehydrate it. We have to spray his sand and soil with freshwater in a mister bottle daily to help keep up the humidity also. We have to also make sure he has another shell that is bigger than his current one in his home because as he grows he will emerge from his current residence and shed his outer shell grow any lost claws back and then move into the larger shell.
Well as you can guess Mom does most of the daily routine and Alan gets to say Hey he is mine!!LOL!!
You have now had your animal nature lesson for the day!lol!!

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