Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Pets?

It's bad enough we have a menagerie of pets living inside our house.  Now my kids have started a collection outside.  They informed me that they now have pets for their outdoor club. 

"What kind of pets?" I asked.

"Oh, a couple of frogs.  And a snake."

"What?"  I had to inspect this.  What I found was an aquarium filled with water and two frogs:  one on top of the other  (and you know what that means).  I also found a bucket with a two foot long snake inside. 

"Okay, guys.  You have to let these creatures go.  And what's with the snake?  Haven't I told you to leave snakes alone?" 

Right on cue, one of the neighborhood boys pulled the snake out of the bucket.  "But he's a queen snake.  He's not poisoness."

I shook my head.  "Release the snake."

"But can we keep the frogs?"

"For a couple of days, only if you feed them."

"Mama, next time you go to the pet store, can you buy crickets?"

Oy gewalt!        

14 comments:

  1. That is so cute. Oh, but what does it mean when frogs are on top of each other :)

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  2. Kids always want more and more pets. It is nice of you to free the little guys. We have had different hamsters in this house for 10 years. They always live twice as long as they are supposed to - except for the one in the heating vent. Although we could smell him for a year.

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    1. Oh, yuck! That smell had to be awful!

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  3. hahaha getting a real zoo, poor crickets are going to be a snack.

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    1. Yeah. Unless my kids start naming the crickets!

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  4. Cute! There's something about kids, pets, snakes and frogs. Reminds me of a poem: What are little boys made of? Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. (The jury's out on this one.)

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    1. I've come to the conclusion that all kids are made out of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails!

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  5. I bet the snake would eat the frogs!

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    1. I think you're right. Fortunately for the frogs, we didn't test that theory!

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