I love by babies so much, but with work and wedding planning and trying to get the house organized, I feel like I’ve been neglecting them. One thing about our pets is that they all have a companion. We have two dogs, two cats, two bunnies, two chinchillas, two rats, two doves, and two turtles. We also have a bunch of invertebrates that are happy just to hang out in their little habitats, so I don’t really worry about them.
Right now, everyone is fed, watered, living in clean cages and/or have clean litter boxes. I just haven’t spent any quality time with them lately. Like I said, they all have companions, but I want to cuddle and kiss and give them treats as much as possible.
Also, I’ve been neglecting their vet check-ups. I finally got the kitties fixed and vaccinated and they are in great health. On Monday, I’m taking the dogs to get their nails clipped and their teeth checked. Fortunately, their vaccinations are up-to-date. Noroshi, our greyhound, is likely going to need some teeth pulled and have a scaling. We’ve been feeding them raw bones and their teeth have imporved, but years of neglect to our greyhound’s teeth (not our neglect but neglect from before we adopted him)are catching up with him.
Next, I need to take the bunnies for a check up. I usually take them once a year, but now that they’re 7, my goal is to take them twice a year. Bunny’s back teeth have overgrown in the past and I’m concerned that they might be doing it again, but I can’t take them for a couple more months. She’s eating well and pooping well, so I’ve got to remember not to stress. I always keep an eye on her, so she will be fine.
Everyone else is in very good health…they just need more loves! Here are my to-dos.
Dogs-Teeth and nails. (Monday 3/30/09)
Cats-Spay/Neuter and Vaccines. (Done at the end of February)
Bunnies-Check ups, nail trim, more time out of their pen
Chinchillas-Buy more dust bath, more time out of their cage
Rats-find a way to trim their nails, more time out of their cage, more toys to stimulate their tiny minds
Turtles-need a new uv lamp
Everyone, more treats and one-on-one attention.