Tuesday 7 August 2007

Precious pets

I grew up with lots of pets at home.... dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Actually I can't imagine life without them around. I love reading about other bloggers' pets too.... there's Snoop, Lulu, Blinky and Tiger, Jingles, Panthergirl's greyhound, etc.. It's nice to see how they inject fun and joy to their owners' life, or torment them sometimes.

I was intrigued when my 8-year old nephew started talking about his pet tadpole over dinner last Saturday.

"Wow, you have a tadpole?" I asked, amused.
"I don't like it so much now that the legs are growing out." He said.
"Oh, you can bring it here and leave it in my pond if you like." I offered, trying to imagine a cute little black tadpole swimming happily in my lotus pond.

On Sunday evening, he skipped into the house excitedly carrying a little plastic tank. His 10-year old sister was walking far behind, squeamish, with her hands covering her eyes.

"Come on. What's the big deal?" I asked my niece. "It's just a tiny little tadpole!"
"Nah!" My nephew suddenly thrust the container into my hands, "Here's the tadpole."
Yikes! So huge! It's like 3 inches long! What kind of a tadpole is this? It's going to grow into a huge bullfrog! Please take it away from me!


Anonymous said...

wow... big tadpole! bigger bullfrog! yikes.. give rusty a run for his money!

Blur Ting said...

I'll go freaking crazy when Rusty runs around the house with a huge bullfrog between his jaws!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with having a huge bullfrog in your pond? Bullfrogs are great. They make deep ribbit sounds and eat tons of bugs. The frog will just hide in the water when predators come around. You should keep the frog, it'll add to the tranquility and good spirits of the place. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how funny, Blur! Yikes!

Paul Champagne said...

If you want fun pets, go with birds ... parrots, parakeets, cockateils etc.

Blur Ting said...

Haha, thanks David. I can ship it over to you. You want?

Thanks Paul. You're right but we've never kept birds. Good thing we always have them visiting our yard.

Dan said...

Lulu is very pleased that you mentioned her. The fur on her chest is all puffed up! Hugs to you for doing that.

That is going to be a BIG frog!

Unknown said...

Hmmn...what is that list under the tank...pomfret, lamprey...is it a sushi menu?
I see you highlighted fish liver oil, is that like liquid sushi?

That tadpole is huge!

Blur Ting said...

Ha ha, that list is on my parents' desk. It shows the cholesterol level of meat and seafood. My dad highlighted the food that we normally eat at home as well as the ones that contain the highest cholesterol levels.

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