Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We Take and Take From Nature ...

Sometimes Nature Takes Back ...Enjoy the laugh

Monday, October 14, 2013

Awww Monday

When I shared this picture with you I thought Midnight was checking out Lefty....

Little did I realize what he really really wanted was 

Lefty's House!!!!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Possibly The Worlds Smartest Cricket...

Monday, October 7, 2013

Awwww Monday

No matter how I lay down I can't get the Sun outta My eyes

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Awww Monday

Here is my Awww Monday can you see Lefty?

Lefty Just Hanging Out

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

So Cute When They are little

Meet the  African Spurred Tortoise.  This little guy is about 3 inches long in this photo ...such a cute little guy.  I took this photo in the pet store where he is for sale.  There are many animals out there for sale that really shouldn't be sold in pet stores.  There are too many people out there who don't know or wont bother to tell their customers everything they need to know about the pets they are buying.  This is one of them!

African Spurred Tortoise or Sulcata Tortoise
This beautiful little guy is actually the third largest tortoise in the world.  They can get 2 to 3 feet long and 100 to 200 lbs.  They also like to dig long burrows to spend the hot days in.  They can become quite the burden for someone who isn't prepared.  As I have said before always do your research before purchasing a pet you can't guarantee the information given to you by someone trying to make a buck so doing your research before you buy is your best bet to long term pet happiness!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Awww Monday

Ok its been a little while with all the unpacking and such but here I am back once again with an awww Monday for you to enjoy  Today it's Lefty Pictures

Ok the flash got in the way but how cute is Lefty ..sleeping standing up?

First Meeting...We moved Lefty out into the family room so this is the first time Midnight got a good look at him and vise versa.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Everyone is Settling In

Cricket enjoying the new back yard

Lucky enjoying the new backyard

Midnight hiding behind the computer

Boots lounging around 

Midnight hiding in the packing paper

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Awwww Monday ...A day late

Ok I'm a little late but been very busy trying to get everything done for the move... I haven't had time to take any new pictures so I pulled out some from our zoo collection Enjoy

Baby Gators ..The picture is red cause of the heat lamps

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

To all those Pet Dad's Out There and My Dad...

Happy Father's Day

Monday, June 10, 2013

Awwww Monday

I sat down at the computer yesterday to look something up and couldn't remember what it was I wanted to find. So I sat at the desk with my eyes closed and my fingers on the keyboard trying to remember what it was I had sat down for.... When I opened my eyes this is what I saw.

Boots wanted my attention so much that he sat still while I reached over for the camera and took this picture.  (he was a lot closer when I opened my eyes lol) Then of course I set the camera down and gave him lots of lovin.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Awwwwww Monday

Today's Awww Monday is courtesy of our trip to the Bronx Zoo Yesterday.  With the Exception of actually getting off the highway and into the zoo it was a wonderful day.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013


Everybody say welcome to Lefty our new adopted baby.

if you look close you can see his bad leg curled up under him.
Lefty is a Bearded Dragon who came into the store with a bum leg.  The vet said it was probably broken and healed wrong.  He still gets around great though I feed him is crickets in a smaller tank so they can't run away.  He also eats meal-worms and vegetables.  He will get any where from 12 to 18 inches long.  Normally I would use one of the reusable reptile carpets they sell in the store but his nails get caught and with  out his other leg he has a hard time unsticking himself.  So he is on calcium sand instead.  These are one of them most mellow lizards I have encountered and are perfect for first time lizard owners.  Though a lot of people balk at their larger size the smaller lizards are a lot faster and less likely to want to hang out with you. He's pretty cool and I think he will like nice warm Florida.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Belated Awww Monday

Ok a Day late but yesterday was a little nuts here in the Sargent Household.  So here is a cutie for Aww Monday even though its Tuesday.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Awww Monday

I'm a little late on awww monday today .. its been a little crazy here but i didn't forget!

Happy Awww Monday
Peek a boo I see You

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Monday, May 6, 2013

awwwwwww ??? Monday

Haven't taken many pictures lately so I've been going through some of the older ones and found this shot from our trip to Gator Land in Florida. Enjoy!
shhhhh!!!!! don't wake him up ...Just get me outta here!
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

And People Do This To Their Dogs???

We have people come in who want to get these shock collars for their puppies...  We try to talk them into training instead cause why they hell would you put a baby through this.  Just Lazy I guess!  Here is a young man who decided to try it out for him self.  There are many many more video of individuals doing human testing with these collars on Youtube.  Some of them are drunk some aren't.  Personally I think only a psychopath would use such a device on a dog when they are so willing and eager to learn from us!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Here Comes The Sun.... Ten Tips to Get you Dog Ready for Summer

Since we are getting ready to move to Florida I think this is an opportune time to discuss taking care of your dog in the warmer weather.

1.  Walk or run dogs during cooler morning or evening hours. If possible, let your dog walk on grass rather than on hot concrete.  You wouldn’t believe the number of times I’ve seen dog owners walking their dogs in the hottest part of the day.  Remember your best friend can’t tell you that the hot sidewalk is burning his paws!

2.  Don’t leave your pet in the car.  Even with the window cracked the temperature in the car can reach lethal lvls in less than 10 minutes.

3. Going to give your buddy a bath or just spray him off to cool him down make sure you flush out the hose before you spray your buddy.  The water sitting in the hose can get very hot.

4. Light-skinned dogs can get sunburned — using a dab of pet-safe sunscreen can help.

5. Don’t leave darker-colored dogs in direct sunlight because they absorb heat.

6. Don’t leave dogs such as Huskies out in the heat of the day.  These are dogs breed to withstand extreme cold temperatures and will overheat quickly.

7. Don’t leave your dog outside on extremely humid days.  Remember they keep cool by panting, as the moisture on their tongues evaporates it cools their blood just like sweating does to us.  If it’s too humid they can’t cool off.

8. If you must leave you best friend outside consider providing an outdoor kiddie pool or water mister.

9. Provide a well-ventilated area with plenty of water and shade.

10. Flea and Tick season is getting ready to blast into full swing.  If you haven’t done it already start the battle now.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Awwww Monday

Ahhh Warm at last

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Awww Monday

Its been a while since I had some frogs on my blog... not since mine passed away.  While I was looking for some good photos for Aww Monday I came across these frogs whom were photographed at the American Museum of Natural History, here in New York.  This were taken during their Frogs: A Chorus Of Colors Exhibit. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Awww Monday

I almost forgot it was Monday. I've been so busy trying to get things done that I lost track of days.  So with out further delay I give you Cricket...

Hey let me ask you a question!!!
What do you think?

Is this my good side?
Or this side?

Happy AWWW Monday
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Take Time

Are you considering adding a pet to your family?  My advice to everyone is to put down the wallet and stop and think about your decision.  One of the biggest reasons pets get abandon is lack of knowledge.  What do you know about that cute and cuddle baby you have your heart set on.

We have people who come into the store ... see some cute (or sometimes not so cute) critter and decide they have to have it.  Sometimes, once you start explaining things to them, they realize that's not the pet for me.

We had a gentleman in the store the other day looking for a better filter for his turtle tank.  When I started talking to him, he told me he could only go three weeks before the tank started to smell and had to clean it.  Three WEEKS..... poor turtle!  I started to explain how he needs to clean it more often not less.  Turtles in a tank need exceptionally clean water.  With their limited habitat ... if you don't clean it very frequently ... you are forcing them to drink the same water that they pee and poop in.  So before you give in to your kids on that Hamster, Guinea Pig, Snake or Fish ask yourself some questions.

1. Why do you want to adopt a pet?

Did you stop in the pet store to let your kids check out the animals and now they are begging and crying for that adorable dwarf hamster?  Are you looking for the loyal and steady companionship that an animal can offer? Are you hoping to fill the empty place left after a pet has passed? Maybe you want a companion for your child. Knowing why you're preparing to bring a pet home will help you to determine which pet is right for you or if you’re ready for a pet at all.

2. Is your family ready for a pet?

Keep in mind this is how I ended up with Lucky.  The family had a 4 year old and wasn’t ready to deal with the behavior of their new puppy.  If your kids are still toddlers, you might consider waiting a few years before getting a pet.  Small children don’t understand their own strength when It comes to handling animals and do a lot of harm which in turn can get them hurt when the pet bites them to protect themselves. Children who are mature enough can happily share pet-care duties. You may also have another pet at home who's not yet—or may never be—ready to share his kingdom with another animal.

3. Are you ready to make a long-term commitment?

When bring a pet into your life you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of his life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats, some birds and reptiles can live up to 100+.  As you go through lifestyle changes such as moves, the birth of children and new jobs, your animal will remain a permanent part of your life. If circumstances change, will you still be able to care for your pet?

4. What kind of pet is right for you?

Your personality and lifestyle, along with challenges such as space restrictions and amount of time spent at home, should be explored to determine what pet is right for your household. Researching different pets can help you determine which will fit into your life.  A trip to your local library can help.

5. Can you afford to care for your pet's health and safety?

Owning a pet costs more than just buying the pet, initial supplies . Food, veterinary care, spaying or neutering, cleaning supplies, water usage, and time needed to properly take care of a pet, can add up

6. Are you prepared to deal with an animal's health challenges?

Fleas, allergies and sudden medical issues are just a few of the health-related problems that potential pet owners may face. Can you care for your pet if he gets sick?  Many people don’t want to fork out $100 to heal a $10 pet but if you take that hamster home he is now your responsibility.  Research your local vets and make some calls to see who is qualified to take care of the kind of pet your looking into.  Most vets only do dogs and cats if you’re getting a reptile or small animal you may have to make even more call to find a vet that’s right for you.  When making these calls make sure you ask how much it costs for a vet visit for the animal you are considering.

7. Will you be able to spend quality time together?

Most pets thrive on several hours of companionship every day, and pets who are constantly left alone can become antisocial and even afraid of you. Cats are healthiest and happiest indoors If your work demands that you travel often, or if you're out of the house most days and evenings, this may not be the right time to that cute kitten.  Guinea pigs can become depressed if left alone for too long.  Hamsters left to themselves will become afraid of you and start to bite.

8. Are you willing to train your animal companion?

Lack of training is one of the most common reasons that people get rid of pets—are you willing to solve behavior problems?  By doing some research on what needs to be done with your pet will help you decide if a pet is right for you.  Are you willing to take your dog to a good trainer or just that guy down the street who will use a shock collar to fry them into submission?  Are you ready to deal with training your cat where to scratch or just get mad because they've scratch up your furniture?  Are you prepared to handle that reptile, small animal or bird to get them use to human interaction or just leave them in the cage and ignore them? 

9. Are you prepared to pet-proof your home?

Whether it's tightly sealing your garbage cans or paying attention to dangerous decorations during the holidays, you'll need to make your home safe before taking home a pet.   Some pets are very good at getting into places you don’t want them others .

10. Is your living space adequate for an animal companion?

First thing you need to do is check the rules.  If you’re renting or have a strict HOA check to see if there are any restrictions on the type or size of pet you own.  Be sure to choose an animal who will thrive in your home. If you're attracted to energetic large-breed dogs, but live in a small apartment, your new best friend may drive you nuts because he doesn’t have enough room? If you live in a noise home, will it disturb your new feathered friend?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Awww Monday

'If I don't get my but in gear and post more things I'll I'm going to have is Aww mondays ... not that that's a bad thing there can always be more cute in the world.  Because I love all thing animal ...Today's picture is a natural AWWW ..... if that is you can FIND it mwahahahahahahahaha.  

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Awww Monday

Sorry its been a while but I'm still here had to go to Florida to check out the housing market.  Need someplace with a big back yard for my dogs.  Like this one for Aww Monday!

Good ol Cricket has really taken a liking to my son's beanbag chair.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Awww Monday

Ok it's been awhile but here we go Awwwwww!

Hey I'm sleeping here!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Still Here

First a Cute Picture 

I hope everyone and their pets are doing well!  My Packed house is doing well.  We will be moving the whole batch down to Florida in the Summer except maybe the Fish I'm not sure how we would move them without losing the whole batch.  Any Suggestions?