Thursday, February 4, 2010

Photostory Friday~ LIfe Interrupted by Reptiles

Last week, I.HAD.A.DAY! Oh was it a day. If you don't know about it....you might want clickity click that link, and get up to speed. We'll wait.....

Anyhoo.....let's just say it took me some days of adjusting this sudden turn of events. I've learned from experience that it doesn't pay to get all worked up about things. Life is too short. I can just take a new look at things, and find a way to appreciate what it is.

Now I'm not saying it didn't take me awhile. Cause it did, but last night...six days later, I consented to taking some pics of these new pets. For the record, it took me less time to accept
the bunnies....cause....well.....they are bunnies...and who doesn't love bunnies? Even if they are eating everything in your yard.

So...without further ado (because we all know I tend to have WAY too much ado around here.)
I'd like to introduce to you......(drumroll please!).........Shiny the Ball Python!


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Sugar Bear chose the name....so no snickering! She is 36 inches long, and chubby. To give you better perspective on her size, I took this photo with more of The Hubby showing. (he is not fond of pictures of himself.)


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The Hubby is the only one who holds her, and she seems to really enjoy being handled. She will soon be enjoying her first meal at our house. A poor innocent little mousey. : Sugar Bear is very matter of fact about the whole thing though. She informed me that our cat catches and eats mice every single day, so I should not be sad if the snake does it. But I feel like it isn't the same. I don't go out and hand feed a mouse to the cat. Anyhow....I won't be watching this meal, and the jury is still out on whether Sugar will be observing or not. She really wants to, so I'm pretty sure I'll let her.


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The next new pet up for inspection is......(another drumroll needed, but I'm sure it's lost it's luster.) Statue the Frilled Dragon!

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Yes, Statue is about 12 inches long and pretty darn feisty! He eats crickets, meal worms, and veggies.


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Some folks also call him a Christ Dragon, as he can walk on water. I'm sure you have seen this sort of lizard on TV. He can get up on his back legs and run. We have not seen him do this, and I'm actually not sure he knows he can. As the name, Sugar so perfectly chose, suggests, he mostly freezes and just waits for you to go away.


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Here is a photo for perspective. He is sitting on The Hubby's shoulder here. He is the only one that holds Statue since it seems quite likely that he will bite. So far he hasn't, but I'm not taking any chances.


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I mean...would you put her child's hands anywhere near THIS vicious monster???? I didn't think so!


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So there you have it. The exciting new additions to the Living and Loving household. Lucky...lucky....US!
oh....and I TOTALLY know you are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous of my fabulous 1980's carpet. I know you are! Admit it!

17 Live It or Love It:

Marka said...

Unique additions to the family. And there's nothing wrong with your 80's carpet. After all, it's functional and well-kept, which is what matters. Cheers!

Janet said...

Oh my gosh! What a brave family! LOL! I watched a programme on Animal Planet last night about pythons! Interesting indeed! As for the carpet ... where can I buy one! :)

Chris said...

I know you love the 80's but there's no reason to take it out on your floor! :)

Reptiles. I admire you more and more every day. I'd be up on the table screaming. I don't do little squirmy things very well. I'd do much better with a buffalo or something like that...

Cecily R said...

Those lizards make me laugh when the run. They look so charmingly dorky. That said, I don't want one in my house. Our quiet, never does anything but hide under his rock lizard is enough. :)

The pics, though, are pretty amazing. You ROCK.

Gayle said...

I'm pretty sure your husband is the reason cheap attorney's run late night ads on the TV. Ewww. Double Ewww. You go ahead and take it in stride, but snakes are creepy and that lizard looking this doesn't look remotely safe to have in the house. I mean...you watch chemicals and food and human predators, but let disease and ewww ick in the house. You are a brave woman!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

And I thought I hated our cat. I would really have a problem with these! But I guess if Sugar is enjoying them....

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Love the new header photo!
The snake you can keep for sure ugh! :P
Lizards are pretty cool. My family had an iguana it was pretty cool, be careful ... make sure the fruits and veggies are nice small pieces....

Autumn said...

Oh my dear friend Corey... you inspire me. It is an art to go with the flow. :) I like the names Sugar picked, very appropriate! The lizard seems a bit grouchy and I don't blame you for not wanting Sugar to touch him. Bugs Bearded dragon is pretty calm. He hisses when you first pick him up but then he calms down. On the up side the nice thing about reptiles is that they don't smell like gerbils and Guinea pigs do. :)

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I love the header too! Boy, what fabulous pictures you have there of some extraordinary creatures. Glad I stopped by, they are beautiful shots.

Life with Kaishon said...

Well, now that you mention it, I WAS jealous of the carpeting : ) And your husband that lets you take his picture begrudgingly : ).

Congratulations on your new additions. I hope you have many happy years together!

Mama Zen said...

Excellent pictures!

I can't believe that I've avoided having a snake like that!

Melissa said...

Love you photography here Corey,
but seriously...
Those things give me the
hee-bee-gee-beez!

Aspiemom said...

This has been a rather funny post, with some good pictures! My son would love being at your place! Have fun feeding the mousies as the main course. Eeeeew!

bekkah said...

I'm not sure how I would handle a snake in the house, but I can appreciate how beautiful Shiny's markings are :)

Love the last shot of Statue...definitely looking vicious there!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Shiny, no thank you.
Statue I could deal with.

Enjoy. ;)

Jeanette said...

What beautiful creatures! Stunning photography too

Christina said...

Sorry Corey, but these are NOT my favorite pitures from you. ;o) Statue is actually kinda cool...but only in an abstract way, i wouldn't want him in my house!

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