Thursday, February 16, 2006

Our new pet

Erin has decided that she wants to make a dead mosquito her pet. She showed me her new pet as he rested on a tissue in a bowl. She seemed pretty excited about it, so I said what the heck. After all, I don't think he'll shed (and if he does, it won't make nearly the mess that Jake does). The feeding bill should be zero. Erin just made a little bed for her new pet, who does not yet have a name. I predict some tears when someone with a stuffy nose mistakenly grabs the kleenex. Oddly enough, Erin and I had discovered a live lizard in the house a little while ago, and I coaxed him outside.

But seriously, folks, we are considering getting a new pet. We're thinking about getting a goldendoodle puppy. A goldendoodle is a cross between a poodle and a golden retriever: personality of the golden retriever without the shedding. Our friends Barbie and Andy have a goldendoodle and our cousins Tracy, Jimmy, Jaime & Thomas have two golden doodles and they all report good things. To quote Tracy, "There wasn't a man in my family who wanted to say "goldendoodle". They were adamently opposed, but now, they're thrilled."

If you want to see what a goldendoodle looks like, click here.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Ooh! I nominate "Buzzy the Mosquito."