There are 9 beating hearts in our little apartment. Here's an update on each:
The head of the household just finished up his 5th trimester of 11 of dental school at USC. We'll be peacin' outta here in just two years! For the newbie 1st years who will be moving into the area in the next couple months, we'll be 3rd years to them! Crazy talk! Time is flying. Fake teeth (and real teeth, ew) are taking over the apartment. Okay, just a shelf, but more on that in another post cuz it deserves it's own. He's been studying for the boards test he takes on August 1st every spare second he has, which isn't very many cuz he spends a lot of quality time with his son. He's a great daddy and gets Fox to laugh so easily. He reads to Fox daily which I appreciate and think is darling. Mostly Berenstain Bears books.
I can't seem to find a decent picture of myself so I've gone abstract. I chopped off about 10" of my hair in a fit of frustration because I'd been getting headaches almost every day. I've worn it in a pony tail every day since I chopped it, so only one person has noticed the drastic change, and I'll get an official hair cut this week. I'm still working 3 jobs: one full-time, one part-time, one whenever I'm needed. Life is crazy busy right now, but I still find time to do the things I love like blog, craft, and take Fox to Disneyland.
Fox went on a swing for the first time the other day and enjoyed it. He's the apple of our eyes and we can't get enough of him. He's still sleeping like a champ and we're so happy about that. What else... I just did his 6 month update so not much has changed in the 2 days since then :) He's just gets cuter every day, how 'bout that?
Joey the Shiba Inu dog. He's going to be 2 this year. (His birthday is 9/11 - not an easy birthday to forget.) Ever since Joey's ultimate demotion after Fox came along, he's been such a naughty and demanding dog. It's like he literally has the "terrible two's". He barks a lot, chews everything he can get his teeth on to bits (including Fox's toys), and begs us for human food 24/7. He's like having a second child. But he can be fun and sweet at times. I just wish more than anything we had a backyard he could play around in.
Jadis the conure is about 5 years old now. 5 of 30... He's loud and mean and poops everywhere all the time. I'm trying to think of something nice to say about him... I'll come back to him later... maybe...
Rachel the cat is our favorite. She's about 4 years old now. We hope she lives forever! She's super low maintenance, isn't loud or obnoxious, and basically sleeps all day every day. She's sweet and affectionate and LOOOOOVES to be brushed and combed. If there's an open window she'll sense it and come running to it in a millisecond. She's the ultimate bug catcher. She's super overweight but we don't really have a solution for that. More square footage to love we say! She purs if you just look at her and 99% of the time responds vocally when you call her name. We love Rachel.
Alice the zebra finch. She's going on at least 6 years now. Holy cow. Or should I say holy finch. Her mate Frank Jr. passed away over 16 months ago and she's still holding on strong. She just hops to and fro in her cage all day and doesn't require much attention. She's afraid of everything so we just let her be.
Chandler the rabbit is about 4 years old. He's still the cutest bunny in the world. His crazy mane hair is the bees knees. He's a picky eater. He still has digestion issues and makes a smelly mess in his cage every day which I clean up. I'm so used to animal poo it's scary. Again, I wish we had a backyard he could frolic around in, but we do have a patch of grass in the back parking lot that we set up a cage and let him run around in occasionally. He loves to be pet on the head and cradled like a baby.
Li'l Chinchilla the chinchilla. I don't know how old she was when I acquired her, but we've had her for 5 years now. She sleeps and eats all morning and afternoon then we let her run around at night for about an hour. It's been like that for the entire half-decade we've had her. She has HOPS. She can for realsies jump about 5 feet in the air if given a running start. She has THE softest fur coat. Lately she's been on a peanut kick and expects one from me every morning which I happily give to her and she shells and eats immediately.
And that's what we're all up to these days!