Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Kermit and Cindershella
We have been, until recently, fostering the last remaining hamster of a trio of brothers. This last furry guy, re-named Methuselah due to his extended lifespan, finally went to join his brothers in the strawberry patch last week. And, as planned, we purchased 2 hermit crabs to take over the lease on the aquarium, which leads me to the "Works for me" part of the post.
Pet sharing has turned out to be an awesome plan. When the little critters get to that "to boring to mess with" stage, we send them to the co-owners for a few months of renewed enthusiasm. After a few months away, the other family is tires of cage cleaning, and has reached the "I forgot to feed it!" stage, and is ready to be returned to us, and our renewed enthusiasm!
At our house, this is Kermit the Hermit and Cindershella. And because they will never come when called, the other family can name them whatever they want for their turn! This also works amazingly well for vacations, because there is a built in pet sitter!!!