Considering the number of different creatures that have taken up residency in our home over the years, I'm strongly considering contacting the Discovery Channel to see if we could star in our own reality show.
We have owned a bulldog, a couple of betta fish, several grasshoppers and countless butterflies. We helped rescue several injured animals, including a baby kitten, an old dog and a sea gull. We've baby-sat frogs, dogs, turtles and a desert tortoise. We've had infestations ofbees, spiders and crickets. We've been visited by families of ducks, skunks and squirrels.
Every time an animal crosses our gate, I have always tried to turn it into a learning experience for the kids. Sometimes, my excitement gets to be too much, as was the case last weekend.
We were watching some small reptiles for a friend who was on vacation, and we were running out of crickets. My wife informed me that I should go buy some more, and gave me five bucks.