Rose’s Pets

Sometimes when you have a kid, you don’t only have a kid.  You have all the animals they drag home and beg for and adopt.  This is a more-or-less complete list of our adopted family members, a.k.a. why my house sometimes seems like a zoo.

 

Mister Fishy,betta (pre-99)

Swimmy Fish, betta (pre-99)

Hagen (the 1st), female black gerbil (99-02)

brothers Martin, yellow gerbil (05/02) and

Hagen-Chris Austin Powers, black gerbil  (5/ 02 – 5/05)

Susie (“Rootie-Tootie Susie Cutie Pie”), b/w Siberian hamster (10/ 02 – 09/ 03)

Spectacle Diamond, betta (10/ 03 – 6/05)

Chester Cheese, white fancy mouse with black butt (7/ 03 – 2/ 04)

Jewel Rosalie, herbit crab (04)

Squirt Jan, hermit crab (1/ 04 – 1/ 07)

the isopod family (roly-polies) (03)

Emilia, black lab mix (7/18/04 – 7/21/04, to SPCA)

Little Nancy, Aeneus Cory catfish (7/04 – 1/06)

Lady the Lady Bug (8/04)

Tiger, mixed breed dog (10/9/03 – present)

Lucy & Linus, snails (4/05)

Rose, Bruce, Susie, Lucy, and Linus, snails (4/05)  (Not sure if these are the same as listed above or additional snails)

Kermy, iguana (5/05 – unknown)

Richard, catfish (6/05)

Squidget, water snail (8/05)

Rosie & Susie’s babies, snails (9/13/05)

the Fantastic 4, tropical fish (1/8/06 – 1/21/06)

Dottie, Cory catfish (1/06)

Mikey & Ashley, mosquito fish, and snails (5/06 – 1/08)

Ginger, goldish/koi (9/06 – 10/1/12)

Gilliana, albino Cory catfish (9/06)

Gem, hermit crab (2/07 – 3/07)

Skipper and Mr. & Mrs. Howell, goldfish (07)

sea monkeys (10/07 – 1/08)

Davy Jones, betta (08)

Jack, Will, & Hector, lyretail guppies (08)

Elizabeth, African dwarf frog (08)

Bingo, Bango, Bongo, & Devin, guppies (10/12)

Freidman, albino catfish (12)

more guppies (12)

Tortuga and Tembo, red-eared sliders, and Port Royal, river cooter, turtles (05/15)

 

  1. #1 by rachelblocksmith on June 22, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    I”m impressed you can remember them all!

    • #2 by Libby Block on June 23, 2015 - 11:07 am

      After the first couple of pets, we started writing them down. I don’t think I could remember them all, lol.

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