Welcome to my wacky world. I call it that because sometimes I feel like I am off in my own world. As the saying on one of my stamps and
my fridge magnet says "I know i'm in my own little world. It's OK they know me here."

Here you will learn a little about me and my life. Like my marriages, my critters and my hobbies. I love taking photos. so along the way there might be alot of photos.My life is full of ups and downs, more often the downs. I just try to keep on a happy face. Doesnt always work when you suffer from anxiety and depression. But I still always manage to keep my Bubbly little personality.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So my life has always had ups and downs. Like this summer my hubby decided to start collecting snakes...Yes snakes, and yes they are the live kind of snakes. It started out as one and worked its way up. We've had numerous snakes in and out of our house. It got me over my fear of them when he brought home Princess a ball python from a good friend of his.
She is alot bigger now. It eventually grew to an obsession with him. At one point we ended up with 5 boa constrictors, 8 ball pythons, 4 king snakes, 1 super dwarf reticulated python, 1 Burmese python, 2 dumeril boas, 1 coastal jungle carpet python, at least 5 corn snakes, and 1 milk snake. However not all of them we had at once. we did at one time have 30 though. He got into rehomeing them to better homes. we would find them cheap off of craigslist because someone couldn't take care of them, or just because they decided they didn't want them no more. at this time we still have the retic, the Burmese, 6 ball pythons, the carpet python,and 1 king snake which escaped twice, the last time i found him on the street below our apartment. I now call him Houdini. We've had a few of them escape and not be found yet, a few died because they came to us too sick to fix up and re home. However i had finally gotten my hubby to let go of the big snakes even though he wanted to keep them. Its sad to say but my beloved ferret (Slinky) was the reason for him to make that decision he was our little buddy. One day we took 2 of the snakes to our pastors house for him to keep, and we would let our ferret free roam our house. Partially our fault for not looking to put him away, and the hubby not making sure there was weight on the dumerils tanks. However at the time we didn't know the dumerils were out either. Well the next morning i hadn't heard or seen my ferret. but i noticed the dumerils were loose. I told the hubby to look for them as i had to leave the apartment for the day to get things done. His gout was so bad he couldn't even walk that day. So not only was the ferret (Slinky) out and about no where to be seen, i figured just sleeping. well so was our dumerils. The hubby had found the female dumeril but not the male. That night he told me he hadn't seen the ferret all day and usually he would come out and sneak some food from the dogs dish. Later that night i found the dumeril by the side of the bed where my ferret (slinky) would hide. Well lets just say there was a huge lump in his belly. At that time we didn't know ferrets were their natural food source in the wild. Sadly i miss him. So did our Teacup Chihuahua at time. My hubby had gotten me her early in the summer as an I'm sorry gift.

Here name is Minnie Mouse

Although with her too she had a tragic end. I really do miss her and have her foot prints tattooed on my shoulder. Shortly after moving into our new apartment down the hall which is bigger; My hubby started to get dizzy spells. One day he was going to work on unpacking some things and he tripped during a dizzy spell and fell on top of her. She was always at our feet. It all happened while I was at work or I would have been cuddling her on the couch. He did what he could to keep her alive but sadly she passed on and a friend of ours had to come place her in a box. When I got home that day he had to tell me the bad news. It was hard on me since i had just bought her a bag of dog food that day as well. It took me awhile but i finally was able to come to terms to the accidents happen and was able to get another dog again. It isn't a teacup but it is a chihuahua and he got himself a Mini Dachsund. The Chihuahua is Tootsie Roll and the Mini Dachsund is Lovey

There are others in the past that have come and gone due to our helping rehoming displaced and unwanted pets. that will be another post however. along with some posts on my tattoos.


Darlene said...

Hi Michelle!
Really enjoyed seeing all of your critters! Just one big happy family! What a riot, and I'll bet there's never a dull moment around your home!

Patty said...

I read this post the other day and I didn't have a chance to comment. I have to say you are one brave girl, I would die if I saw a snake- I'm so afraid of them!

So sorry to hear about the loss of your animals, it's nice with your tattoo- you'll always have that to remember her with.

Anonymous said...

WOW i love animals but seriously i could not have that many snakes! yikes!! I love your doxie i have one of my own. Keep posting im loving your blog already!

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