I haven't posted in over twelve months. Feel I should restart this. I have been reading frequently & commenting sporadically, but it slowly became 'why haven't I posted for so long? Gonna seem weird if I do it now' cycle of never updating. Figure I'll stop doing that and maybe actually use this thing here.
Last time I updated I had just been in a car accident of reasonable seriousness - no one was hurt, but my car got written off entirely. Some quite horrible adult-type stuff happened, it's all done now, and it's hopefully in the past. I suppose it'll be chalked up to experience and being one of those adult-type situations that life throws at you, but I'm done with it and don't wish to revisit it.
Last August I got a coastal carpet python. Sex is undetermined, license for it was gained, and some small issues with feeding it have now well and truly been resolved - he's eating like a champion. He eats weekly velvet rats at the moment, getting an extra pinkie rat every fortnight. Weighs about 100grams (3 ounces? I think?) and is about 80 centimetres long (two an a half feet?). Hatched in February'10.
A few weeks before Christmas we made the decision to put our dog Bundy to sleep. He had been rescued from the RSPCA in '97, and he'd been about two years old then, so he got to a hell of an age for being a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross Boxer (both average lifespans 10 years).
He must have been abused as a puppy. He wouldn't even approach us for the first few weeks, and took years to stop backing away from strangers. Bundy was never overly affectionate, but I'm not sure how much of that is down to his breed or treatment in early life.
He'd been deaf for quite a while, and had slowly lost fine motor control of his back legs. When he started having mornings where he couldn't get up off his bed we all kinda knew it was coming to an end.
It's very weird. I've had a dog for the majority of my life, and it's just like rediscovering it every time I open the garage door or back door and don't see him there. It's also quite odd that I'm noticing the lack of affection where a massive furry drooling thing used to be.
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