Rai [Bearded Dragon]
Name: Rai (pronouced rye).
Breed: Fancy Bearded Dragon.
Date I got her: June of 2016.
Date She Passed Away: March 13th, 2018
Age: Approx. 2 years old
I've always wanted a Bearded Dragon. I absolutely love reptiles! During the time I attended college (I live there on campus), life got a bit rough and I was struggling immensely. I had been talking to a counselor and she suggested that I get an emotional support animal for my dorm. So I thought about it and did some research. Finally, I made the decision after thinking about cost/what the beardie will need/etc. I chose to get a Bearded Dragon and when I got Rai, I was so petrified because of how tiny she was! When she was small, I rarely took her out of her tank. I would hold her while she was inside the tank. I was afraid if I held her outside the tank, she fall off me or run away from me. But as I grew more comfortable with having her, I took her out more, let her sleep on me every night to form a bond. She has helped me cope with my negative feelings and has helped fill a void in my heart. I am so thankful to her and love her with all of my heart. I love hand feeding her, though now that she's an adult she won't let me! I love how she closes her eyes when I pet her basically anywhere. I love the way she shimmies into a spot and falls asleep, super cute. Rai was diagnosed with Adenovirus which is not curable. It is a virus that attacks and weakens all systems in the dragon. Her nervous system, immune system, etc was all out of whack. She was diagnosed about 6 or so months ago. Unfortunately, the virus was too much for her body to handle and she passed away March 13th, 2018. She will forever be missed and will forever be loved.
Rai's Likes to eat: Blueberries!!! Strawberries, Watermelon, Bok Choy, Kale, Collard Green, Mustard Greens, Crickets. Hornworms!!!! Superworms!!!
Rai Dislikes to eat: Carrots, Mealworms, Dried Food.
Rai Enjoys: Sleeping on Me, Running around my room, Shimming into spots to sleep, Being petted around her jaw and top of her head, Enjoys warm baths, Basking, Sleeping in her house.
Breed: Red-Brindled, Long-Haired Chihuahua
Age: Almost 10 years old
When I was a baby I had a dog named Sassy, shortly after I started middle school, she passed away. Afterwards, I didn't have my own dog so to speak. My mom had her's, another Chihuahua named Perlita, and my dad had Precious, a mutt. I wanted my own dog. So I begged my mom and dad to let me have a puppy of my own. My best friend, at the time, his mom was a breeder of Chihuaha's and I had fallen in love with this little brindled puppy. They were wiling to give us a break as far as cost and eventually my parents were persuaded! I love everything about this dog. She is a vacuum cleaner, eats anything and everything (not always a good thing xD ). She begs all the time, for belly rubs/food/treats/etc. She a pig in the respect she gobbles her food up in seconds (not always good xD). Just recently (November 2017) she had a mammary tumor and had to get it removed because it was growing and was type 1 cancer. She is all better now! She got it removed as well as got spayed to prevent any hormones causing another mammary tumor.
Angel likes to eat: Anything (canned food, veggies, people food that is okay for dogs)
Angel Enjoys: Belly rubs! Cuddles, Going for Walks, hanging out with the other dogs of the house, praised.