I realise I am a terrible forum dweller these days, and this being a general update about me ... my life and the animals in it I thought it best to stick it here rather than separate it out into different sections! Firstly of course the pups! I would like to touch on little Taz , as most people who know me already know Taz has congestive heart failure and this year celebrated his 12th birthday. I have noticed quite a decline in his health over the last few months, mostly a lot of coughing / hacking / breathlessness and sometimes going a bit wobbly and faint. He has also lost a bit of weight and any attempts to feed him up result in a runny bum. Despite this he still enjoys his walks and generally keeps up, he is still sometimes playful however tires quickly. I'm not sure just quite how long we have left however I intend on continuing to let him live his life to it's fullest as long as he's comfortable. The Huskies... well they are as mental , noisy and irritating as usual, Shelby recently ate a hole out of the sofa , Blue is currently being traumatised by fireworks , Blade is still good as gold and touch wood Skyla has had no more allergic outbreaks since last year. Some people may remember that I got back into fish keeping recently, and had received a 5ft fish tank from my Mam and Step dad for my 30th birthday ( which was in September ) and just because it's beautiful and I'm proud of how it looks I am going to include a piccy of it in here too ** NOW A WARNING AS SCROLLING FURTHER WILL RESULT IN YOU SEEING PHOTOS OF REPTILES / SNAKES** We have had William Snakespeare almost 6 months now! After an initial hunger strike he is eating well and rapidly gaining weight! At his last weigh in he was 753g and he will turn a year old at the end of this month. I've gone from not wanting a snake in the house to actually being quite fond of him, he's a fascinating little animal and snakes aren't nearly as creepy or mean as people think So much so that we actually have a second snake in the house! Currently nicknamed Taylor ,this little guy is a pastel Royal Python at 7 months old weighing 552g. I'm not sure whether he's a permanent or temporary lodger however he is staying here while his proper owner learns more about his care needs. Last but certainly not least is this absolutely adorable critter here. After never really having anything to do with reptiles growing up, getting confident with the snake allowed me to fall in love with Leopard Geckos and I absolutely adore this girl. She has hand-tamed so well and comes out to sit on my hand whenever asked and an adorable bonus video of her eating! Anyways , I hope you are all well... and what is new with you guys?