Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Snakes - Yes Again
Okay, in all fairness after yesterdays post about me not liking snakes, I thought I should give you the link to MI’s post on her blog about their new pet. Meet Kashmir the snake. On her blog you'll see another picture and read all about him. I really do think he is beautiful. And yes, if I was at MI’s house I might even pet him. I didn’t say hold him, but pet him. Oh and in the picture…it’s her son holding him, with no fear I might add.
The thing is not all of us like the same things and that goes for pets. I’m really not sure how you can tell that your snake loves you. But I had a fish once, that I’m sure loved me and there was never any contact with that pet.
I really don’t like mice either, yet when my son was young and had his hamsters (they are in the same family), I grew to love those little things. And I know that Chip loved my son. There was no doubt about it. We had Chip for almost three years, which is a long time in hamster life, and when he died, I was holding him. I did everything I could for him for three days, including giving him water with a dropper, putting meal type food on my finger so he could lick it off, and keeping him warm. Not much sleep during those three days and it was heart breaking when he took his last breath.
Now my mom doesn’t get it at all. In fact she never really did understand why we could love what she called a rat. But we did.
So, yes, I’m very afraid of snakes in my yard, but then I’m also leery of stray animals if they come in my yard.
I guess what I’m saying on what I didn’t realize would be a two day post is this. We are all different in our likes and dislikes and that includes our pets. Which I’m here to say, thank goodness we are. It would be a really boring world if we all were the same.
WW's and PD's,