Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sea monkeys are not real pets!

We miss our cat! I know we did the right thing by leaving her with Gramma and Uncle Joe. She is eighteen years old- too old to start cavorting around the globe. And I know she doesn't miss us. When we visited her at her new home just a few weeks after she arrived, she seemed to barely notice us. (Okay, it could have been the silent treatment but I'd rather believe that she just didn't care.)

But now we're here and I am in the house all day with no one to talk to! We can't exactly read the newspaper yet, but every week we turn to the last page and pour over all the animals that need to be adopted. Cats, dogs, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, goats, koi fish... gotta love the variety! We are trying to be rational and it just doesn't make sense to get a pet while we're here. We want to do a lot of traveling within Europe and we know we will have many visits back to the U.S. We don't know how long we will live here and I'm not sure I would want to put an animal through the stress of a prolonged journey to a new home on another continent. So...

We decided to grow the sea monkeys that my nephew Will gave me for my birthday last year. I purified the water, added the eggs the next day, fed them on day 5, and now we have a little aquarium full of tiny brine shrimp that you can barely see. They provide about 30 seconds of entertainment in my day. But they are not warm and furry, they don't follow me around the house, and I don't even feel like trying to talk to them!
Maybe we can borrow a cat...

2 comments:

linda said...

Whimsey asked me to write this note...she can do many things but she cannot type. "I miss both of you..purrr" "It is just fine living with Gram and Joe..meow" "Joe thinks he is sooo smart...he can always find me sleeping behind the big chair" "When he gets back from his trip, I will fool him and find a new spot to nap" "I like sleeping on the bed with Geez, he does not care if I burp a fur ball" "Mo lets me get a drink from the faucet in the kitchen!!" "I do not like the car ride from Windy Knoll to Chelsea and back so I KNOW a trip to Europe would have done me in! HISSSSS!" "I am comfy and content" "Meow...Purrrr" Love, Whimsey.

600 Chelsea said...

Jackie, you can practice talking to your sea monkeys in german, they wont care if the words sound funny. I want to take german language lessons but all they have is spanish at my school, so I might take that. I miss you and thats it love Will