My latest post in the 100k thread lit off a lightbulb. We need a thread dedicated to the pets of MaidenFans! Whether it be dog, cat, hamster, guinea pig, fish, turtle, rat, snake, whatever it is, let's see them!
I'll start it off by sharing some pics of the family dogs.
He only lived for a couple of years and died long ago, but I also had a pet flying squirrel for a while, rescued from the jaws of a neighbor’s cat. Never really gave him a name, he was just “the squirrel”:
He loved to climb up door jambs and hang around on top of curtain rods. When he’d fly he’d only manage about a 30 degree downward angle, but that would get him most of the way across the room.
Unfortunately, nature is the squirrel’s bathroom, so he would pee anytime he felt like it, no matter where he was or what he was doing. And one night he got out of his cage and into my bedroom, and I was woken up by him kicking off of my forehead in the middle of the night after gliding down from my curtains. Strange sensation.
This picture is from new year's eve where he spent the night in the 2nd living room (in the basement) because that's where the noise from the fireworks is least audible. He doesn't like that at all. The year before this pic was taken, he spent most of the night under the couch.
That's the way it should be. It's a bit more a plant tank than a fish tank. I like to have it that way: One fish and 50 plants or so. A friend of mine does it the other way round, he has one plant and fifty fishes. It looks shit.
I’ve been the “first man falling” (to Covid) upon arrival and ended up being alone with this dog, after all humans run for cover when I tested positive. I take her out twice a day and she’s my companion for the last 5 days.