Sunday, November 23, 2008

Animal House

My kids are badly in need of a pet.
I’m sorry to report that my chickens are no more. Flora died of natural causes. Zebra, Buttercup and Eggo Waffle all disappeared, probably a fox. Only Spaghettina survived, and she was the least likely to do so, scraggly as she is. So we gave her to another family who desired to start a chicken family.
I’m still bully on chickens, just “not at this time”… where have I heard that before???
Really want a dog, but have been warned it’s like having another baby. Big distraction.
Ok, what about a hamster? Had one as a kid. Her name was Lucy, and she was a wonderful and sweet girl, lived for several years. The kids have been watching Chmurka YouTube videos (talk about obsessive, and where are these people, Russia? Japan?).
Update to follow.


Emily said...

I am back in Turkey right now. We got a German shepherd and she is about 6 months. She is alot of work!!!! Alot of work so keep that in mind but I bet your boys would be really good helpers! I hope all is well with you and the boys!

Anonymous said...

I definitely believe in giving kids an opportunity to raise something as potentially fulfilling as a dog. They give kids a good amount of responsibility, something tangible. On the other hand, if they are not up for the challenge, you will be left with it and it is a lot of work...especially those enticingly cute puppies. Now, I am thinking big dog here, but small dogs are a little less work. On the other hand, hamsters are good stand-ins. Had one as a child...and her name was Lucy as well. She was really nice and lived a good long life. Finally died during childbirth. I got so attached to her during her living years that she would wander around in my overalls (back when they were popular!) while I did work.

kloeamongtheturks said...

So far, so good. The kids are being very responsible, and I'm trying to let them do the work. Good lessons all around.