Sunday, October 14, 2007

Gunnar's First Pet: Geen Bug

A couple of days ago Jaren brought home something for Gunnar that he found on the job site. He was super excited to show him; he even called me when he was headed home explaining he had something "really great" for Gunnar. Jaren has told me about butchering rattler heads with a shovel on the job before; what could he possibly be bringing home that I was going to allow in the house?

His name, lovingly gifted by Gman, is Geen Bug (translation: Green Bug), and he is a Praying Mantis. Gunnar was so excited I think he would have slept with it if I had allowed him too. He and Jaren trotted off to the pet store to get some "nourishment" for our new addition. Gunnar returned all grins with a bag full of crickets. They also bought a small aquarium; apparently Geen Bug is going to be with us for a while. ;) Jaren and I watched Geen Bug devour its prey(actually two of its prey) the first night he was here; it was like the Nature Channel up close and personal. Geen Bug didn't seem to mind two human faces plastered on the oustide of his plastic domicile.


My favorite is when Gunnie shakes the entire aquarium, disturbing all of its contents, then asks, "Geen Bug, ok?" Gunnar will probably end up killing Geen Bug.

No problem. Then Geen Bug will become a specimen for me to look at under my microscope. It is only a matter of time before I get my hands on that green bug.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Kam! You are AMAZING! I love the blog and think you are doing a fantastic job! Keep it up! =)

Kam said...

Thanks Kate!! You are amazing too. Thanks for checking in on us! I am sure there will be some pics of Kyle on here sometime. Let me know if that is cool-

Paige said...

Yes, but are you prepared to either have the "death talk" or replace Geen Bug when he does pass on to the great beyond? I remember running to the pet store to replace dead goldfish because I didn't even want to "go there" when Jillise was little. Congrats on the new family member!

Shannon said...

I am so glad you mentioned the microscope, because that was exactly what I was thinking about as I read this. I still remember the unfortunate fate of the beta that jumped out of your blender/make shift aquarium. So sad!

Lisa said...

Kami, I'm so happy I found your blog. What beautiful pictures and I LOVE what you write! We sure miss you in Ladera! It was so fun to see you a few weeks ago! What a beautiufl family you have!!!

Kam said...

Lisa-If you come back here let me know your blog address so I can keep up with you guys too! I miss all of you as well. Thanks for the shout out!

Lisa said...

You crack me up!! Just click on my name and you'll go to my blog! :)

Just in case: Zollingerfamily.blogspot.com