The Gum Zombie's birthday party was this past weekend, and everyone had a marvelous time! The poor child was born exactly a week before Christmas (that was the one year I had all my shopping done before Thanksgiving), so we tend to do his bigger "friends" birthday party after everyone's back from the holidays. And since there is massive reptile love going on with the child, well, what better to have at your party than numerous reptiles?
We saw a bearded dragon, two leopard geckos, a gargoyle gecko, two ball pythons (normal and albino) a baby hognose, a two-year-old male Dumeril's Boa (I covet that snake -- in my head I've named him Gilgamesh but I just don't have the housing for him at the moment), and then, this lovely girl:
Now imagine the reaction I got to this picture on my Facebook page. It was awesome. Heh.
Otherwise, everyone is doing well. Lucy and Scales are eating and growing, bless 'em, and Sarah and Slither continue to do the same. I also have the added burden of the mental gymnastics caused by having a pet rat. Yes, what was once strictly food is now a welcome resident and is decidedly NOT food. ARRRGHHH!!!
Adding insult to injury, we're picking up another one tonight because Sarah-the-Rat (the Gum Zombie loves her and we agreed we could have a warm-blooded Sarah in addition to a cold-blooded Sarah) needs company. Apparently, rats are social creatures and require the company of at least one additional rat so they don't get terribly depressed. Thus far Sarah seems fine by her lonesome, but she's a sweet little girl and I don't want to put her to the test. So we're getting another too-young-to-be-pregnant (please God, no babies!) female rat to be her cagemate.
And that is IT. I swear.
That is, until I get together the stuff I need for my Dumeril's enclosure...