Tuesday, March 18, 2008


When I was in grade school (back in the dark ages) we had science class. I didn't mind collecting leaves or rocks. What I objected to was collecing & killing & mounting bugs. Fortunately I had a brother who would help me out. He helped me catch bugs, identify them & then do the dirty work. He had gone to the same grade school & probably had the same science teacher I had.

Unlike my young grandchildren, I was never attracted to bugs, snakes, or anything that had more than 4 legs, or no legs at all. Dogs & cats were my ideas of pets. Over the last few years & many grandchildren I've learned a pet doesn't necessarily need to have 4 legs.

Currently I'm baby sitting various cats, dogs, rabbitts, geckos & one beetle named Darkness. One of my grandchildren (who is helping me pet sit) informed me she thinks Darkness may have died, unless beetles hibernate. I hope the 6 year old isn't too upset. We've done our best by her & I will keep water & food in her box just in case. That's life.


Sherry at the Zoo said...

Duly noted. I have to tell you though that Darkness NEVER moves off his sponge unless he feels threatened. How are the other critters doing?

Laura said...

Well, Darkness is not on his sponge, he is kind off down in a corner. He has been water, just in case. The rest of the animals are doing just fine, except for bringing a bird into the house!

Kathy said...

We only have the cute pets. No lizards, snakes, bugs or spiders for us. We do, however, seem to have pets with long lives.

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Grandma...email Carol and Alan and have them email me what they think would cause me to be able to get email and internet, but not be able to SEND any emails. I can send blog comments though...I think I messed up something when I was trying to log onto the internet in Ashville. Let me know.


Sherry at the Zoo said...

Hello?? How are the animals? How are you?