|Seth and his monkey, Steve. Seth wanted me to |
take this picture through the windshield.
My four year old grandson, Seth, has the makings of a good hermit. So recently, I've been calling outings "adventures" in order to get him to come along with me. He loves "Lord of the Rings" and he knows what an "adventure" is.
I needed to get something at Petco. His mom was home but she wasn't feeling well, so I invited him to come with me.
"I'll just stay here."
"We can't have an adventure if you won't go with me."
"Oooooo - k," he said with distinct resignation.
|pink toed tarantula|
I figured I'd better make this interesting so he'd want to go again. At Petco, we headed first to the "arachnids". He is fascinated by spiders, but hasn't yet had the nerve to hold one. There were several different species including a "pink toed tarantula".
I googled it after I got home.
This species is found throughout northern South America and some islands in the Caribbean. It usually eats insects such as crickets, butterflies and moths. They live in trees and are docile by nature.
And the tortoise! Seth was nose to nose with this guy for several moments.
|long tailed lizards|
And the long tailed lizards.
These tiny miniature hamsters were some of the cutest critters I've ever seen. One of the most visible differences in them and other hamsters, is the shape of their eyes. Regular hamsters have cute little round beady eyes. The mini's eyes are more almond shaped like a rabbit.
They hardly have a tail so they look like little balls of fur! Cute! Cute! Cute!
When we left, Seth asked, "Can we get some of those little hamsters? They are soooo cute!"
I said, "Well, we already have a lot of critters so I think we should wait until you're old enough to help Neenaw take care of them."
He replied, "Ok! When I get old enough to drive a pickup, I'll come up here and get some!"
I laughed and told him, "That sounds like a good plan!"
And I'm already looking forward to our next adventure!