Monday, August 31, 2009

Announcing the Safe Arrival of Tarquin et Pindar

The girl bought two hermit crabs on Saturday...Tarquin and Pindar...named for a couple of characters in the book "Gone Away Lake" (which incidentally is one of my - and the girl's - all-time favorite books for children).

The girl regularly tries to bring "pets" home from the "wild" - so now she has some legitimate pets (from PetSmart) that hopefully will live for nigh on 10 yrs (according to the literature we read).

They live in a "crabitat" - a dry aquarium...incidentally "crabitat" is one of my new favorite words - and I dare say it could sometimes refer to my own domicile.


CanadianGrandma said...

An educational pet! At least they are quiet!

Anonymous said...

Well they roll stones around at night which sometimes wakes me up.