how we’re dealing with the weather

first off,

happy new year! :)

we hope you had fun over the holidays! did you eat as much as we did? we still kinda are, to be honest.. why is food soo good haha! but, gosh, can you believe that we’re already 10 days into january?? wow!

this year brought with itself really cold weather! (ok, maybe our city doesn’t have it as cold as others do, but still, it is pretty cold for us!) especially when there’s wind. regardless, i still really love this weather. i like going outside and seeing the dark sky and my surroundings as if they had a blue filter on them, and feeling like i need to get wrapped up in a big jacket and snuggle. i also like that i can go in bed and feel the perfect temperature under my comforter. not too hot, not too cold. just right. ahh! so cozy! <3

my pets are still getting used to the cold. they are potty trained to go outside, so whenever they get an urge, they go do their business, and come back running as fast as they can! especially angie, who has to wear two sweaters and sleep under big comforters in order to not shiver. poor thing! jimmy doesn’t seem mind to mind it. he still runs around and takes naps in the concrete. at night though he does go into his cage and sleeps in his blankets. max doesn’t get bothered by the cold either. his rolls keep him warm all day long! except when he goes outside. he doesn’t spend as much time exploring lately, but i don’t blame him. that little nose of his probably freezes. plus, he hates wearing sweaters so that’s not a way to help him keep warm, sadly. cake is the smart one! she’s loves taking naps on the floor, but since it has been super cold lately, she goes into my grandfather’s room to nap there since he always has the heater on. and at night she sleeps in a recliner he has there. she has it all figured out..

napoleon and linda jump from corner to corner of their cage; from floor to their blankets. they always do that so i don’t know if they’re actually cold.. they have a lot of thick hair and seem the same to me.

today, however, i carried napo and wrapped him in a big scarf i was wearing. he loved it! he was so comfortable that i felt bad for putting him down.

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to make up for it, i put my scarf on his bed so he could cuddle with it, since it was still warm from the both of us.

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he melted!!

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i think that means he loved my idea..

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linda figured out how to open her cage and jump from it to the floor and back in. i don’t know how she figured that one out, but she did. she’s always been rebellious though.. her wild can’t-be-tamed spirit :p so i often find her under my bed in a blanket that fell or a pillow that the piggies have now conquered and proclaimed as both theirs.

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how cold is it where you live? what do you and your pets do to keep warm? :)

p.s: did you see we changed our theme? i like it! i hope i don’t miss the other one too much to change it back.. we’ll see!

have a nice day!! :)

say hello to the rest of the gang!

so you already met max, napo, and linda. they, however, are not the only pets we have!

in total we have four dogs: max, jimmy, angie, and fei; one bird; and two guinea pigs!

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first, there’s angie:

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she’s a chihuahua that looves to sleep and be lazy! and yes, the stereotype is true: she is feisty and will bite you and bark nonstop. just feed her chicken or french fries and you’ll be fine! she’ll automatically become your best friend haha

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then, there’s fei, or how i like to call her, cake!

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^ excuse the background mess, but it’s rare when cake sits still and in such a cute position. i had to take a picture! ^

cake is a poodle with a little of chihuahua in her. when we got her she was tiny, tiny, tiny! (even napoleón was bigger than her!) she then grew and got crazy hair

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^ see. what’d i tell you! tiny cake ^

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next up is jimmy, the golden retriever!

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^ this was jimmy as a baby. such a cute puppy model! ^

jimmy is going to be 3 years old on february. we had wanted a golden retriever for the longest time, and when the opportunity presented itself, we did not hesitate. jimmy stays mostly outside. the house is too small for him, but the backyard is perfect for him to run around!

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^ that’s jimmy today, enjoying a nice afternoon with max ^

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like i said, we also have a bird! but he’s my mom’s so we don’t really interact with it. he’s happy though! and sings when he wants to. sadly we never named him. we just refer to him as ‘pájaro.’

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^ aren’t his feathers so cool? almost like a little optical illusion of color. it was hard to get a picture of him since he kept flying around and dancing. happy birdie though! ^

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we also had three little fishies, but sadly they had a little accident:( they are now happily swimming in fishy heaven †

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for now we don’t plan on getting any more pets. we got a full house; we don’t need more haha. my baby sister wants to get a hedgehog, but we’ll see once she’s a little older. there are a lot of pets out there in adoption we would like to bring home, but it’s not that easy. especially with all the other babies we have to take care of. we’ll see in the future. for now, we’re good (:

taking max out for a walk

i hadn’t seen max all weekend, and to make up for it, i took him out for a walk!

once he heard the word “outside!” he ran toward the door and would just follow me with that pug face like saying, “hey, let’s go! you promised we were going outside.”

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i think he really liked his walk though :) he was so happy. he didn’t even care about wearing a harness – which usually he hates to wear!

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maybe he liked wearing his harness this time because it’s r2-d2! he looks so cute!! (p.s. that little white dog smelling max is cake) ^ 

we ran around a school’s parking lot that’s near the house. max loved it! although that idea backfired on me when we walked back home and he thought getting on the street anytime he wanted was alright ¬¬ haha

he was such a good boy overall:D! he obeyed all of my commands: he listened when i told him to come closer to me or to not get off the sidewalk. unlike my other dogs, little max would get so nervous when people passed by us.

when we got home, however, max started fighting with our golden retriever, jimmy, so we had to separate them -.- but they were friends again minutes later.

he is now dead asleep and happy. good day for max the pug! (: