Tuesday, February 24, 2009

They need love too!

Is it true that women don't like snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, rats, mice and other pets that men tend to like? If true, why?

I'm not saying "all women" or "all men" but the trend seems to hold.

When my daughter, Amanda used to beg for a rat, I bought her a very sweet rat, she named Whiskers. Whiskers liked Amanda a lot better than Amanda liked Whiskers. Why don't women like rats?

When Griffin and Alyssa get older there will be some sort of cool pet for them to play with at my house...an inducement to have them visit. Vote now for what it should be:
(a) Rat
(b) Snake
(c) Lizard
(d) Tarantula


Devin and Kelly said...

none of those, you should get a dog!!!!!! think about it.. no snakes if anything tho, devin is scared of snakes and probably would never let alyssa near one. lol

WoFat said...

A mouse lives under the hood of my car. No, not that car, the other one.

He brings sunflower seeds from the bird feeding area and eats it on top of the engine block. He's also gnawed a hole, actually two holes, in the hood insulation and hides seeds there. Last night he got his first taste of mouse poison. More tonight. Maybe soon he will travel to mouse Heaven.

WoFat said...

Oh yeah, the vote. Of all the species named, I vote for rat. A white one. Named Irving.

Anonymous said...

None of the above. I hate them all and will be too scared to even bring my boy over if those things are there. I agree with Kelly, a dog would be the best choice. B.F.

LL said...

Not even the giant spider?

A boy needs a pet giant spider!!

LL said...

Tammy doesn't want a Rhodesian Ridgeback - one of the few breeds of dog I'll consider. And I don't want a yappy dog that can't take down a lion (or a "presidential person") all on his own.

Opus #6 said...

I was going to vote snake until I read the prior comments.snake skin is smooth and bumpy at the same time. Although bringing live meals becomes tiresome. Sorry to hear about the ridgeback.

LL said...

So Opus, does this mean that you are NOT voting for the snake?

So far there have been NO votes for any of the critters. I thought that with the choice between a giant spider, rat, snake and lizard that there would be a clear winner in the plebiscite.

When I was a boy, my brother and I captured over a dozen honey bees and kept them in our room (loose) until my father found out about it. He was not amused. We were completely perplexed at his attitude.

Devin and Kelly said...

HAHA well tell mom her grandchildren need a doggy! and the ones you like are sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

I have weekly nightmares about spiders and snakes in my bed. Last thing I need is to see real ones at your house once a week. How about you get a Griffin. If you cant find a real Griffin then we can settle for a Lion.

LL said...

Ok, no snake or spider... Griffin will have to satisfy himself sitting on the back porch looking at humming birds and gold finches.

When I was a boy I had a horned toad (a lizard). They are not that big, look prehistoric and are benign. We found it in the back yard in Arizona. Is a horned toad outside the realm of possibilities?

Anonymous said...

Dont like lizards either. Griffin's daddy is a baby when it comes to those creatures. I did look at a picture of the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog and it looks pretty cool. B.F.

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