We have added some non-human members to our family in the last couple of weeks. The first is a twenty gallon aquarium in our living room. I have always enjoyed fish aquariums, but haven't had one since our son was born. Our son is especially enjoying the aquarium and both kids love feeding the fish. We have six long-finned zebra danios, three long-finned black skirted tetras, and three red minor tetras. It seems to be a really good mix!
I've got some herbs sprouting and we plan to have a mini aquaponics setup with the herbs. That way, I'll always have fresh ones to cook with, the tank will provide the water they need, and the herbs will help clean the tank. Win win!
The most celebrated addition is Tweak the rabbit (anyone here have kids who are Octonauts fans?). She's a very sweet little rabbit and so pretty! She is a dwarf lionhead. She was bred an angora, but I guess the lionhead look (long hair only around the head so it looks like a mane) is somewhat new. My understanding is that they are working on making it an official breed at some point in the near future.
Both kids really enjoy her, but our daughter especially. One of our dogs, Jessie, is cracking us up. Every time we say Tweak's name or talk to her, Jessie runs from anywhere in the house and stands at the cage whining at the rabbit. If Tweak lays up against the front of the cage, Jessie is licking her. We can't figure out if she really likes the rabbit, is jealous of her, or wants a rabbit sandwich.
We are letting Tweak out to hop around the living room for a while every day, but always put the dogs up during that time.
I'm really having fun with Tweak, too. We're having fun figuring out what she likes - so far spinach and apples are definitely her favorite treats!