Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meet our Pets

Some time last spring/summer we added Darth (short for Darth Vader) into the family. Amazingly it is still alive. Only 2 or 3 times did I find hundreds of fish pellets in it's tank. Other than that, the boys have been pretty good at not over feeding it.

At times I wonder if it's bored so we have it join us for dinner at the table, or we move it's tank somewhere new.

It's smarter than we think. Every morning when I come up to the counter to start breakfast it gets really excited, comes right up to the closet face of the tank to me, looks at me and wiggles like crazy. It has me trained to feed it.

Once I put a picture of K next to it and it puffed up! Every once in a while I try to get it worked up again just to add a little spice in it's life but it has yet to do it again.

The other day L made a guinea pig home out of construction paper and glue. He had it stuck in his mind that it was time now for a new pet. I thought it would pass and happened to mention it to Chris the next day. So being the proactive dad that he is, he got the boys to do their chores, four stores and one huge headache later we added a hamster to the family. May I introduce to you our newest addition:Chewie (short for Chewbacca).

He is nocturnal so the boys told me. And they're right. He sleeps most of the day unless the boys have taken it out and every night at 9 pm I hear it trying to chew it's way out of the cage. It freaked me out the first time I heard it.

L is fearless with it. Every chance he gets he's getting to know it. He took it to preschool for show and tell. What a happy little boy he was! The boys are really good about feeding it and letting it get exercise.

He runs around the house in this ball. He has yet to fall down the stairs but I think it's only a matter of time since everyone else (minus Darth) in this family has fallen down the stairs!

Has anyone else seen this movie? Chris and I joined the Redds to see this flick on Friday. It was different but good. It sort of spurred the pet searching the next morning. We even looked at a beautiful Yellow Lab. PetCo has pets up for adoption. This particular Lab was a year old and for $75 bucks he could be yours. It was gorgeous. Thank goodness for it's annoying barks, ridiculous shedding, and horrible smell otherwise we would be housing a dog now instead of the rat I presently hear rolling around in it's ball upstairs.

1 comment:

Amy-Alisa said...

Those are really pretty pictures of the fish. Good luck with the hamster. I had 2 pet mice when I was in high school. I can't believe my mom let me.