Jaxxon Blaze

New nephew!!

Born 07.31.2012

Here's another adorable picture!!

The Potty Parrot

So my dad bought a house and is in the process of updating stuff around the place.
Making it his own, like any new home owner would do.
Very much his own.
If you have the privilege of using the facilities in his home, you will be greeted by the Potty Parrot: 

Yes, that is a Macaw wearing a beer box hat (representing his brand, yo). 
Now I don't know where he got the damned thing.
Or exactly how he snuck it past his girlfriend and into the bathroom.
Or how he made the damn hat that says "I've got your back, dude!" or something to that affect.
But if you're one of those people who tend to need a good twenty minutes per sit down, I would take care of business before heading over to Dad's.
Unless you like a colorful, silent, alcoholic bird staring at you while you do your biz.
Not that he is a horrible potty partner.
Just a little unnerving is all.


We decided to get a pug.
We named her China.
And no one told us that adopting a pug is very much like adopting a two year old.
Pugs are very curious, i.e. you will need to elevate your kitchen trash can from day one. This also means that your pencils, remote controls, fishing lures and other various items are no longer safe, because pugs are curious about how things TASTE. They are especially fond of candy:

Yes. She is holding a Dum Dum and licking it.
Pugs are also very fond of different textures, like mud:
Also, it is a very little known fact that pugs actually evolved from birds. They like to perch:
They also gain weight around their middle like I do. 
Another little known fact: they have a tiny bit of sloth in their DNA. They apparently require an extraordinary amount of sleep, and they will literally fall asleep wherever they are:
Fun Fact number 877: PUGS ARE LOUD.
They FART they SNORE they SNORT they WHINE they CHUFF they make other undefinable noises.
You can Google a sound byte, it's a little late for me.
But aside from all of these little things, she is absolutely great with the kids, very patient and takes household changes very well.
We love our pug!