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???
So…
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.

3 comments:

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.