Category Archives: Pets

Reviving His Interest in Aquariums and Aquascapes

Despite DS being busy with school work, he finds time to revive his interest in aquariums. This is how his new aquarium looks. It’s bare for now but will add more plants and whatnot in the coming days.

It contains only pieces of woods and pebbles for now.

DS has accumulated at least eight aquariums and left with four over the years.

Just to show you how his interest in maintaining aquariums looked in the past, here are my previous posts about it. 

This was K’s first set of aquarium which I posted in June 2013.

7-month old goldfish
Betta fish

The bigger aquarium, the better.

This is a 29-gallon aquarium which DS considered a dream come true because he truly wanted a big aquarium. It was complete with plastic plants, hardscape, and other accessories.

Aquascaping ideas

DS first time to do *aquascaping. He set this up by removing the plastic plants with live plants and adding some stones and pebbles.
Another aquascaping design by DS. Pterygoplichthys or Janitor fish is a genus of South American armored catfishes.
We were happy to have these baby fishes. Unfortunately, they didn’t live long as they were eaten by other fishes in the aquarium.

DS temporarily stop aquascaping when he got busy with high school and settle with a simple aquarium setup until now.

Will share more pictures as his aquarium project progresses. 

* According to Wikipedia, aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening underwater.

Goodbye, Oreo!

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”  – Erica Jong

Our beloved dog of 10 years crossed the Rainbow Bridge five days ago. We somehow prepared ourselves of his eventual passing since he was really sick for the last three weeks. But we are still devastated. We miss you, Oreo! :'(

Dog Appreciation Day

Our old pooch Oreo is 10 years old. It seems like yesterday when he’s just a little fur ball who loves to play bite. Our legs and feet bore the brunt of his play biting. We love him even when he’s just grumpy most of the time. He is still the same Oreo who loves belly rubs.

Oreo is 3 years old in this photo.

Happy National Dog Day, Oreo. We love you!

National Dog Day or Dog Appreciation Day, is celebrated on the 26th of August. As an all day event, you can celebrate with your furry best friend for as long as you want.