6:23 PM

My Dog ate my Laptop

For Emily's 3rd birthday, her uncle bought her a pink snake. A live one that lives in a cage in our house. It eats mice and slithers and I don't love it. However, I have to admit that I do kind of like having a bit of a zoo at our house. All the fish, the hermit crab, the cats, the dog, us...and the snakes. That was not a typo...snake is now plural. As in, another snake. About 2 weeks after Pinky was introduced to our family, another snake named Spotty suddenly appeared. Andy acted as though he "wasn't really sure" how that happened, but we both knew what happened. He must have felt as though Pinky may get lonely so he got her a friend. How sweet. And sneaky. Whatever.

Pinky and Spotty have been tight since the beginning. They have lived in harmony, I guess, but I don't really pay much attention to them. Andy takes care of them, the kids say hello to them every day, and I just ignore them. They have chosen to get back at me for ignoring them in the most interesting of ways. They DID IT. In my house. Under my roof. Nasty. To make matters worse, that little hussy Pinky went and got herself knocked up. I shudder at the thought.

The words "snake eggs" just should not be put in the same sentence as "our house" in my opinion, but it seems as though my opinion doesn't matter much. Just to give you a more accurate picture of what is currently going on in our house, I would also like to mention that we have some fish that multiply every couple of weeks and that the cats Max and Timber are so deeply in love that they spoon on a regular basis. They are both boys. Our house is now a cross between a science experiment and a cheap motel.

I must admit that I am kind of excited for the happy couple. Pinky and Spotty were able to overcome some pretty big obstacles and start a family. Pinky will be laying her eggs within the next few weeks. I do appreciate the learning that will take place for the kids...I think it will be a pretty cool experience for them. I will keep you posted (if you want...).

5 comments:

Kristy said...

This is too freakin funny. I always knew Pinky was a hussy. When you figure out how snakes actually reproduce, let me know. I've always been curious.

2XMOMMY said...

I have to admit my first instinct when I hear snake is usually to head the other way but in this case it was ahhhhh, how cute...
But I still happy that its at your house and not mine, lol...
Rossie

Mommyto3K's said...

You are one brave Momma to have snakes in your house. See, at our house they would never say in their cage due to a certain 4 yr old!! Kaden is always trying to talk me into some sort of reptile when we go to the pet store. So far, he has not been successful and I'm not brave enough to play snake catcher because I know eventually he would let them out to play like he did with his hermit crabs:-) Can't wait to see pics and hear the rest of the saga of Pinky and Spotty as they journey into parenthood.

Heather said...

Oh my stars, this post was HILARIOUS! My brother breeds snakes and I'm as disturbed as you are, my dear.

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

i am sitting at work laughing so hard i am peeing my pants. you are so freakin funny.