Well, I'm trying out running again. Ugh. I hate it so. And, I just found out by driving the route this morning, my 2-mile circuit is really only 1.7 miles. So, now I feel a whole heck of a lot less self-righteous. Boo-hoo!
So, I'm sitting next to a bubbling aquarium with 2 Bullfrog tadpoles this morning. Well, one's a tadpole, the other a froglet with wee little legs poking out the back. They're pretty cool.
Got our 2 Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. They are lovely! Sadle-the-Ladle had one crawling all over her yesterday, which she said was "tickly, but awesome!" They have not hissed at us yet; I think they were well-handled by their breeders. And, if any giant, gruesome-looking tropical insects could ever be called "cute," these are they.
To complete the enumeration of our personal Animal Kingdom: 5 caterpillars in Sadie's room; 8 ladybug larvae; 2 pods of Praying Mantis eggs waiting to hatch with 100-200 mantis nymphs in each; 2 bunnies in the backyard; 1 cat in the basement; 1 horse at the ranch. What a menagerie!
Underground Chicken Ranching is still on my agenda. Totally taboo in our uptight neighborhood (boo that HSA); but, our Cambodian neighbors have a stealth chicken, and I want one, too. Actually, I want three: 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Australorp; 1 Plymouth Barred Rock. My poor husband just shakes his head and dreams of the day his trucking career will take him far from home many days of the month. He is not so much the animal guy.
So, why did I need to sit and write about animals this morning? I suspect it has something to do with my being laced up in my running shoes and looking for any way to put off the inevitable. I hate running. Pbbbbbbllt! Adieu!