Remind me why we wanted to get hermit crabs again?
We’ve had yet another crab bite the dust, sand, whatever at our house.
One thing about having pets with short life expectancies is it teaches your kids about death and dying. Then again it may just teach them that their parents are suckers and will continue to buy replacement small pets at the corner pet store.
Unfortunately Smudge the pet hamster in Miss C’s 3rd grade class also suffered an early demise last week and thank GOD we weren’t the family keeping him over fall break when he was in the last days of his tiny rodent existence. Smudge received a very fitting memorial service and according to Miss C was lovingly wrapped in toilet paper like a mummy before being buried beneath the window of her classroom.
I’m not sure what we’re going to do for Sebastian the hermit crab but just because he’s not warm-blooded doesn’t mean he doesn’t also deserve to go out with a bang although I don’t really want to cut toilet paper into tiny strips to wrap around his tiny hermit crab shell.
Rest in peace Sebastian. I’m wondering how many thousands of dollars are pumped into the hermit crab industry each year by unsuspecting parents like us.
The only small pets I’m really wanting to invest in from now will probably the battery-operated kind. I’ve always wanted a raccoon with a mohawk.