Bailey and Dolce only stay with us sometimes (like if my MIL is out of town and can't bring one or both of them, or if she's got a long day away from the house planned and I'm home for the day), but when everyone's here it's usually quite harmonious. Bailey and Murray have always played rough with each other, and in turn Murray's a little too rough with Tallulah most of the time. Tallulah has never really been around dogs before and while she doesn't mind Dolce much because Dolce's pretty small and keeps to herself, she's still not 100% sure about Bailey. The first time Tallulah Belle met Bailey she climbed up me with no regard to skin vs. clothing, leapt over on to my husband, and then proceeded to attempt to climb his face [img src="http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h352/JW_2012/Emoticons/i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h352/JW_2012/Emoticons/0_o.gif"].gif[/IMG] She's still a bit wary about Bailey, but Bailey is with us for a couple days right now and they were sharing a window to check out the squirrels this morning!
The last time both of the dogs were spending time with us, all 6 of us (husband, 2 cats, 2 dogs) somehow managed to sleep in the same King bed ;D
I'd be more inclined to say the first two and 10 years of art school training are a good deal of it but thank you all the same melcabral!
Sherry, I think it may be a common kitty occurence! They are rather gorgeous, at least when they're being well behaved. The rest of the time, well...at least most of their shenanigans make me laugh!
As for Sméagol's name, every time I set up an aquarium from scratch I decide on a new naming scheme for it's inhabitants. Since moving to GA I've had three different setups. In the first they were all named after muppets (A betta named Uncle Deadly and some dwarf catfish collectively referred to as the Clodhoppers), the second after various cryptids/paranormal phenomenon (A betta named Ghost, a snail named Bigfoot, and some tetras I called the UFOs), and this incarnation in which they are all named after hobbits (a betta named Sméagol and some ghost shrimp I called the halflings...until Sméagol ate them anyway ).
Oh! I just thought it was a play on the fact that Smeagol eats fish.
The fact that he eats fish & was pale like this betta influenced the fact that he was the first name that got used, for sure! I just decided after picking that name that I'd keep them all named after hobbits vs. just being all over the place w/ the LotR names.
will always miss my oogie-boogie man, but found myself a new friend.
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I raise & feed live brine shrimp from time to time, as well as feed frozen brine shrimp & frozen bloodworms in addition to a rotation of commercial fish foods suitable to his insectivorous needs. Freeze dried versions are thought to possibly lead to bloat in bettas these days, so i stay away from them just in case& go with frozen instead.
As for the ghost shrimp they were really just an experiment to see how he got on with larger shrimp. Some bettas are just fine w/ fancy shrimp that stay 1"-2" in size. Not so for this extra tough local breeder betta! He was still not fully grown at the time I put them in with him, so they were a little over half his body length & over the course of a month or so, he took them out one by one until one day.no little shrimpies came stampeding out of the plant cover to retrieve their hunk of sinking pellet. I really enjoyed watching them while they were around though, they were fascinating! It's made me really want to set up a nano shrimp tank some day!