Saturday, November 13, 2010

S is for Snake

We're not fans of conventional pets. Danny had dogs growing up and I had a cat, but for many reasons, neither one of us is especially excited about the idea of bringing furry creatures into our home. As a result we've adopted fish (including 2 which have lived over a year - we do take good care of our pets), a frog, and currently, a perpetually-egg-laying cockatiel. Our friend and pastor Rick Holland didn't think that was quite enough however, and volunteered his boys' snake to take up residence in Parker's room. This mama wasn't too sure about that idea, but agreed to a trial run. So Ned (or Pumpkin or Candy...) the corn snake is here on loan, with the option to adopt. The kids are having a ball, and even Reagan (the most timid of the bunch) has been willing to hold it. We'll just see if we all still like the thing when it's ready for its mouse dinner next week.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This grandma thinks REAL pastors don't keep snakes--and they CERTAINLY don't give them away to my grandchildren!!!

See Jamie blog said...

Just not sure I could ever warm up to a snake as a pet. Bet the kids are having fun with it, though!

By the Brook said...

I would like to know why the Hollands are giving theirs up? I agree with grandma!

Crazy Mama said...

Oh I love different pets! We just lost (natural death) our beloved pet rat after 2+ years of lovin' in our family. I highly recommend rats!They can be so sweet and loving!
Nancy-of the crazy 8

Success said...

These are some really awesome photos! My son would have freaked out if he saw that snake.

Heather M. said...

Oh, come on now, you're making me look like a mean momma! I've said no to any snake or rat like creatures. They may actually be less maintenance than our 2 dogs though!