Saturday, September 26, 2009

the MATING chir

I've had a lot of unfortunate stories to tell regarding my pet companions. We began with Doj, Buddy, and Terd Ferguson. The latest round has been Blaine, Blaine, and Blaine. Only one of these aquatic friends has met the filter and made it out alive. I only have Blaine now to keep me company. He's had a miraculous recovery.
Late, late last night Blaine began to chirp like a cricket. It was very quiet. In my extensive (in time and attention) observations, Blaine has never done this before. He was standing on his back legs against the glass looking at my visiting teacher. For the first time I began to wonder if Blaine is a Blaine or a Blanch. I noticed a stripe on his underbelly and decided to do some research.

"Females have very wide bellies and are distinctively larger than males. Males have a pale lump on their body behind their forelimbs, presumably to aid in clamping around a female's body while amplexing (mating). Females tend to be the more active of the genders so during mating, it helps for him to have a very tight grip. To instigate mating, males will sing. This sound is very quiet and can best be described as an ascending chir."

My initial reaction to this is:

My second thought was this:
Blaine needs a girl.

I now vow to halt my efforts to find my own mate until I find a girlfrog for Blaine. I wonder what he wants in a girlfrog.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I just discovered

that Joey's last blog post is as old as the milk in her fridge that Collette ate for breakfast!!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

i just discovered...

i may have a problem

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

we are hungry!!!!

We've known this for sometime now but....we are soooo hungry! It feels like we're on hunger strike but really we just don't keep food in the house. Every day when we're ready to eat we choose a dish off of the following special menu:
1. cheese quesdillas
2. grilled cheese sandwiches
3. totinos frozen pizza
4. cold cereal
5. eat out
6. nothing but a glass of crystal light

We need help! The occupants of our home are all capable in the kitchen. Our downfall is the planning and preparation. Please help us! We are in the market for:
1. menu ideas
2. grocery tips
3. planning tips

Thank you in advance for your assistance in our hungry plight.