a new pet
After an adventure with Erik two little boys came running across the deck, opened the front door and cheered “We got a new pet!”
Really? May I see it?
Okay, yes, this pet is an okay addition.
They found a cricket while digging in a friend’s sandbox. I am pretty sure he was hoping to spend a bit mire time snug under ground. Instead he became the object of affection and attention for two boys. He stayed in the bed of a toy dump truck (an indication that it was a bit too cool for his liking). He was given fresh grass and leaves daily. They even took a bottle cap and filled it with water for the not-so-little cricket. Other bugs have been captured and added to the back of the dump truck as friends for the cricket… they do not hang around long.
I do wonder when the next ”pet” will arrive… and what that will be. For now I am quite happy with a cricket in a dump truck.