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The Weirdos



Hello folks, I'm your weirdo blogger Abby!
I was born in Boston and grew up nearby.  My parents are awesome and sent me and my siblings to some great schools in the area.  After graduating high school I went down to Virginia for my freshman year at Mary Washington University, but I didn't take well to being so far from Boston.  After freshman year, I transferred to Suffolk University here in my backyard.  It was a great school and I graduated in no time!  The school even gave me a job after I graduated - how nice is that!?  I worked there for about a year before moving on to a job at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (that's a mouth full).  It was a pretty great place to work, but after a year there, Ryan and I were buying a house out in central Massachusetts and the commute became too much.  Since moving out here, I've worked a few jobs and settled in as an apprentice at a local shop.  Now we're trying to start a family, but I think you already knew that...




This is my sexy counterpart: Ryan.  He was born and raised in central Massachusetts, along with his three brothers (I know, how crazy must that be!?).  After high school he got himself a place at Wentworth in Boston, working a few jobs to pay his way through graduation with a degree in electro-mechanical engineering.  Because he's a damn smarty-pants.  He also eventually got a job near our home where he does really awesome super secret (and sometimes not so secret) prototype stuff.  One of my favorite projects he's worked on was building a crate for military dogs that was strong enough to stand on, collapsed flat, and had a controllable internal environment (heated, cooled, safe from toxic gas, etc).  Like I said, he's incredibly smart.  He's nervous, but reluctantly excited to jump into fatherhood.




Ed: my pretty pretty princess.  She's been with me since she was 5 weeks old.  Now, nearly eight years later, we're still buddies.  She's seen me at my best and worst, and I can't wait for her to be a buddy to my own kid!  She's definitely our prettiest pet.




Then we have Zoso, who is going to be nine this year, I think.  We rescued him in 2008, so he was already an old soul, but everyone still mistakes him for a puppy since he is a tiny beagle.  He's been through a lot in his life, most of which we'll never know the details about, but we do our best to keep him happy and comfortable.  I hope he sees our future kid as a best friend. 




Arthur... Arthur Arthur Arthur.  You so crazy, Arthur.  He's our physically and mentally retarded kitty with a heart of gold.  He wouldn't even know how to hurt a fly.  Sometimes he smells bad, but no one can stay angry at him, because he doesn't understand anger.  Oh, Arthur...




Ford is Arthur's more competent brother.  He's loud and kind of a jerk, but I love him.  He and his bro were rescued from a blocked in window in some New Jersey building.  They both have messed up tails (Arthur: none.  Ford: half a tail) and when I agreed to take both, the rescuers cried because they were so happy these two brothers wouldn't be split up.




Raider is our quietest and cheapest pet.  Her interests include: eating mice, pooping, shedding and peering out at us once in a while.  She's also a big fan of warm armpits and the insides of recliners.




Lastly there are the fish.  There's a lot of them and sometimes one dies, sometimes one's bought and sometimes a few are born.  Currently we have one baby fish big enough to cruise around the tank with the big ones.



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