So Far....All Limbs Intact

We have a new pet.

And I'm questioning my sanity as to why we did it. Because we aren't good pet people.

Every pet we've ever had has met a fate that is less than desirable. They've all died. Or lost limbs. Or have brain damage. We are known as the people that will take care of the pets that you don't care that much about. In fact, come to think of it, we have never ever been asked to pet sit. Oh...well, there was that one time that we fed our friends' dogs while they were gone on vacation, but the German Shepherd almost ate Kirk. Apparently our reputation preceded us. (You can read all about the hysterically funny horrifyingly awful experience of the husband's here...at Lisa's place. Snort.Giggle.)

But the children had been begging for a new pet, and because I'm such an amazing parent, I obliged.

And for about a week we've had our new family member.

She's great. Really.

She doesn't keep me up at night. I don't have to take her out for potty breaks. I don't have to walk her. Or feed her. She's great.

The perfect pet.

And we named her Charlotte. Isn't that a great name?

And it fits her.


Here she is.....our new angel.

She's a bit shy. Let's zoom in.

There's the little darling.

Isn't she beautiful?

Not the most conventional pet, I know, but I'm allowing Charlotte to hang out over our front door because I'm trying to turn over a new leaf. I'm tired of being known as "Those Pet People." So, my mission now is to be a friend and lover to all things crittery.

Totally kidding.

I'm really just waiting to see if she'll write in her web. Because I think she's a very smart spider.

And, well, in a weird way.....I kinda like her.

Just call me Wilbur.


Andrea said...

Oh my gosh! That is so scary! Just get your shoe and kill it. Then spray. A lot.

Cathy said...


Except that you named her Charlotte. Cause that's my middle name. I kid YOU not.:)

The Bowden's said...

Oh no! If she was at my house, she would have been gone a long time ago. :)

Mich said...

Is this your way of saying you don't want me to visit? You know how I feel about those things!!!

I love you, sis, but this gives me the heber jebers...I couldn't even go back for a second look at the picture...

Jo said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Your "pet" looks exactly like the one I had underneath my deck roof a few days ago! It had spun its web about 3 ft long and the pups were going nuts trying to figure out how to get to it! My good ol'corn broom that I use to sweep the deck, took care of it though.(I hope it's happy in "spider heaven" now.) lol

Alison said...

Eeee...spiders give me the willies. Especially after Saturday when my husband brought Zoe her "big girl bed" out of storage and as I was cleaning it off, I stepped on something cold and squishy...under my foot but on top of my flipflop. I kicked instinctively and shrilled when I saw a HUGE spider...still alive..and shaking off the fact that it almost got totally squished by me. Ick.

Elizabeth said...

So I'm guessing the real reason you still have Charlotte is that Kirk refuses to "take care" of her for you? Because in my opinion, if they're anywhere near my house, all spiders must be eliminated.

Tiffani said...

Am I the ONLY Charlotte supporter here??!!!

Well, I LOVE your new pet...and I miss our Ellie mucho here in G-Town. I hope she writes something great for you!!!

My kids love this about your family, btw!!

Jessica said...

I'm Charlotte supporter, Tiffani. But only because she's a beautiful garden spider. any other kind, and her fate would have met the second I laid eyes on her. and amber, if you really want to be friends to all things crittery, I have three dogs that you have. because they woke me up at 5:30 this morning. for no reason. boo.

Gretchen said...

That's SOME PET. :)

Anonymous said...

Lord love a duck.

She looks....cuddly.

I can't wait to see your "That's Some Pig" pictures.

mimi said...

Wowzers! Do you know what kind it is?
She is actually very pretty.

christy rose said...

Oh My I do not think that pet would be any kind of welcome in my home! LOL It looks HUGE!!!! Very appropriate name though. I think I will just have to call you Wilbur from now on! LOL