Friday, May 4, 2007

Daisies and Peanuts

Because I really need a stress headache this weekend I decided that we should bring Daisy, the gerbil from Jack's preschool class home for a sleepover. I'm a little nervous about this. You know I have three small boys, but I also have a dog and two cats, and I'm worried about Daisy's survival. And I don't want to be THAT family: you know, the one that killed the gerbil. See, I know that family. That family took Daisy's predecessor, Peanut, home last year. Peanut didn't make it back. Now, Peanut died of natural causes, but still. We have enough issues, we don't need to be gerbil-killers too. But I knew it would make Jack really happy:


so I had to do it.

I forgot to tell Alex about our miniature visitor, so he is going to come back from a trip late tonight to find our nocturnal buddy spinning in his wheel. I can't quite imagine what he is going to think, but I wish I could be there to see his face.

Alex is, if anything, even more skittish than me about other people's pets. I fish-sat a couple times in recent days and Alex spent most of the time worrying that we were going to kill the fish. Of course, I was reasonably sure that I could have replaced Ramone, the fish in question, with 29 cents and a quick trip to the pet store, but I guess that's beside the point.

But for now Daisy is sleeping happily in her cage, sated by the bowlful of Cheerios Junior-Team Stimey tossed in there earlier today. Cross your fingers for us!

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Thanks for commenting! May you be visited by unicorns and kittens.