If you had told me last year at this time that we would now have
and a dog
I would have said, YEAH RIGHT.
I did not have any pets growing up. But my DH always had tons of pets. I know he misses his dogs, turkeys and birds.
It all started about a year ago when Diane turned 5 and she was given a betta fish as a pet. This fish is still alive and really has a great personality. Lucy just upgraded her tank to an awesome fish tank on the bottom and grow some herbs for your recipes on top.
I am not joking that in 24 hours we had sprouts on top. Now 4 days later we have 6" of wheatgrass and big sprouts of lettuce and basil too. This is the easiest way to take care of a Betta and a super easy way to grow fresh herbs in the kitchen. Many thumbs up from our house!
So then a friend said their children were afraid of their new parakeet. So Daisy joined us soon after Lucy. Daisy is hilarious and super low maintenance. Diane's Junior Kindergarten class has 2 birds who needed a home for the summer so they are here temporarily. They are so cute and sit in their house on their 7 eggs.
And three days ago our big time waster joined us. Molly Shadow. She is a border collie/terrier mix from a NC kill shelter. She is super sweet and wonderful for keeping us active. She wants to pee every 30 minutes, so about 12 walks a day it is. Jake was often getting 5000 steps a day on his fitbit. In the past 4 days he is getting 18,000 steps and he lost 2 pounds!!
You can follow Molly's escapades here:
Molly Shadow's Facebook Page
So if you come visit us, be prepared to meet our zoo and take a few walks with us.