Thanks so much, both of you. It's been a tough time, but I'm actually
back on the forums now. I got the urn back with my Bee's ashes two days ago. It's mother of pearl in a green color. Very pretty, and it matches Echo's, which is white mother of pearl. I also bought a small glass globe with a topper, like the ones I was using to make hedgehog quill necklaces, but smaller. I put a green head feather in it and put it on a chain. It doesn't photograph well but I'll keep trying.
Oz and I have been working on his recall and his drop it a LOT the past week. He's doing quite well, but is still fixating on Rocket if she rustles. It's going to take some time, but if I can get him comfortable around other dogs, I'm sure I can get his recall and drop it up to snuff. He's lucky he's so handsome.
I'm currently wearing Kerrigan, who keeps slipping off my shoulders and falling into my hand, like the braindead goof she is. So she's doing well. She really doesn't understand hanging on with her body like the others do. Sherlock does it just fine so it's not a kingsnake thing. I think she's just a little off, mentally.
Everybody else is good, too. My arm is actually getting a blister from the way I hold the sprayer when I water Akihiko. He refuses to drink from anything but the sprayer so I spend 40 minutes a day watering him. But not directly on his head! On the coil beside his head, or gently onto a leaf, or down his neck onto his lips, but NEVER directly on his head because "how dare you touch me with that, human! Water is super scare! Now I must go do a hide!" At which point he wedges his nose into the nearest coil and hisses. Imagine a grumpy old man grunt, and then turn it into a hiss. Like that. Which then blows bubbles, because I got him wet. So he's fun as always.
Finn is still loving the new diet, and I'm allllmost out, so I'll be able to film my process when I make a new batch. That should hopefully be up next week.
I got some new friends for the saltwater fish tank in the mail today. Turns out you can order fish on the internet! I got two more tiny hermit crabs, they're little blue legged hermit crabs, and I will probably never see them again because they are so
small. And I got two Astrea snails, who should eat the green goo on the tank walls, and I got one great big zebra turbo snail, who has wedged himself between two rock formations and hasn't moved since. Eat the green hair algae, dangit!
I had a cyanobacteria outbreak while I was out of it the past while, so I'm also treating that. I added the stuff at 6pm and it's already half gone, so that's really cool.
Also this is living in the cubby under the stairs. I'll make it a link so there isn't just a giant spider in your face. But it is a giant spider. You have been warned. http://i.imgur.com/VLN9pPp.jpg