Because I did a post about the animals that we had in the house, I guess I have to do one about the animals that we have had in the camper. These are all of the animals that we have had since moving into the camper. This includes the animals we brought with us when we moved in. Here are the animals!
Molly came with us when we moved into the camper. She was born in late 2009 and we adopted her in January of 2010. When we moved into the camper she was almost 6. She is 9 now. She was an awful puppy. She used to nip at my mother’s pants, trying to herd her I guess. We eventually had to take her to a trainer named Scott Cole. I don’t know what he did, but she came back as a new dog. She sleeps all day, hates taking baths, hides from groups of people, doesn’t like to have her nails clipped, and wants to be pet by every stranger she comes across. Right now, we are in Florence, Oregon and it only gets to about 50° . She hates the cold. She only wants to go outside if she has to go to the bathroom. In warm places, she likes to lay in the sun like a reptile. She seems to be a happy dog. She wags her tail when people talk to her. And when the don’t talk to her. Molly is just a big baby.
Violet is a very stubborn Parsons Russell terrier. A Parsons Russell is basically the same as a Jack Russell, but with longer legs. She is always moving, loves to be under blankets, and eats more fruits and vegetables than any other dog I have ever seen. She likes apples, pears, peas, cucumbers, and carrots. She will only eat the carrots if they are in tiny bites. She likes to hunt small animals. Birds, squirrels, hamsters, chickens, chipmunks, her toys, feet with socks on them, and anything that moves are not safe when she is around. When we lived in the house, we had chickens. They stayed in a fenced in part of the yard, but one of them could fly. Her name was Blue, she was about the size of a pigeon and was the only one that could eat the grass in our yard. Occasionally, we didn’t check to make sure Blue wasn’t out before we let Violet out and Violet would catch her. Blue never got hurt, just scared. Thankfully.
Snapper is our second Betta fish. He is very strange. He acts like he is sick all the time. Sometimes he will not eat. Other times we think he is dead because he sits on the bottom of his tank and won’t move. We think he is blind in one eye. We have had him since mid January of 2018. So he is about a year old. Pardon the bad picture.
Oatmeal was the first hamster that we had in the camper. She was an angel. Almost immediately after we got her, she was very comfortable being around me and Aaron. If you laid down on your back and put Oatmeal on your chest and covered her with your hands, she would fall asleep. One time, she fell asleep on my chest and rolled over onto her back. It was the most adorable things I have ever seen. Later in her life, she would crawl up your chest and sleep under your chin. After about a year with her, she developed oral cancer and we had to put her down.
I swear Snowball came back to life. Snowball is a hamster that we had in the house. She was very cute, but she was also mean and murderous. Cookie was just as bad. And just as cute. She was much bigger though. She bit a lot, hated to be picked up and stared suspiciously at you from her house. She was a pet that only comes out of the cage when the cage is being cleaned. She died in her sleep. There were no tears shed.
Nugget is the third male hamster I have ever had. He is also the first long haired hamster I have had. He is very messy when it comes to getting stuff in his hair. Occasionally, we have to cut out dreadlocks of hair and bedding. If you leave him in his cage for several days, he comes out with a 3-4 minute cleaning job. No matter how much bedding you get off of him, there is more. I have tried to give him a dust bath before, but he hated it. He walked into the dust, dragged his hairy butt through the dust and left. He got dust all over our rug before we noticed. He is a good boy though. He is not too skittish, but does not relax around people. He will eat from your hand and will not bite.