“He went to the pet store”, Sister Save-A-Lot said, trying to nonchalantly repress a giggle.
Jon going to a pet store is definitely a funny idea. Dick’s, Academy, Fry’s, Golf Smith … those I’d believe. But the pet store? Not so much. The kids & I have all but given up our quest for a dog.
So, I must say I was surprised to discover that he did in fact drive to Petco and purchase a pet item. Although, I soon learned that “pet” might not have been the operative word.
Let’s just say, I’ve seen this before.
“Cuddly” doesn’t normally describe its inhabitant.
Oh, well. I guess we’re headed down the lizard road.
Or maybe those cute fire-belly toads.
You know, if you have two, they’ll sing to each other.
No. Not us.
We didn’t get a pet.
We got a creature!
Meet “Zeus”, Teen Take-Out’s new scorpion friend.
I can barely look at that pic myself! Apparently, this is they type thing a hard-working (okay, maybe not “hard”, easy-working might be a better term) teen finds intriguing and worth his cash.
I sure didn’t find it “cool” when I woke the boys up yesterday. Thoughts of the cage cover slipping off, giving Zeus an easy exit overtook my better judgement. I could barely set foot in the room as I envisioned that creepy thing scurrying across the floor to sting my foot with its massive weapon. Seriously, how are the boys sleeping with the cage just a few feet away?! And who names a Scorpion?
At least he made his bed.
But I must admit, this is not quite what I had in mind when we started our work effort.