Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pet Store

In all my pissed-offness at Walmart, I forgot to tell you all that I held a Hedgehog today!!

I took the kids to that exotic animal pet store I was too lazy to go to the other day, and after looking all around the whole store and being screamed at by an angry Sugar Glider, I looked at the counter as I was about to exit and there sat a tank with one corner full of prickly Hedgehogs.

The very bored, highly pierced sales girl ummmmed and "kind of"-ed in response to all of my questions and then interrupted me to ask if I just wanted to hold one. Of course I wanted to hold one!

I was thinking the actual prospect of handling one would weird me out or make me realize they wouldn't be a good pet but I really loved it. It was so cute with its sleepy little eyes, nosing around on my palm. About 40 trillion times cooler than a Guinea Pig.

They also had a ton of turtles and a list a mile long of kinds of people they wouldn't sell turtles to, which made it easier to talk to Big Kid about the fact that a turtle probably isn't the best pet for us.

Mr. Ashley was pretty unimpressed that I got to hold a Hedgehog (he wasn't there) and acts like I'm just kidding or crazy when I tell him I want one some day, so I don't see it happening soon.

7 comments:

Melodie said...

Get the hedgehog for BK's birthday. BK will LOVE it, and Mr. Ashley will just have to deal. Maybe after he holds it, he'll fall in love, too.

MzLiz said...

go for the hedgehog

peggy and The Cats said...

Get the hedgehog. In fact, get 2 so they won't be lonely.

Jennifer said...

I think the hedgehog would be a great gift, and once Mr. Ashley sees how cool it is he will agree.

Izzy said...

I've always wanted a hedgehog, they are just too cute. And yes, waaaay cooler than a guinea pig!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

They always have hedgehogs on Cute Overload, but I don't think I've ever seen one in person!

Joy said...

I am pretty sure they eat meal worms and I am pretty sure you don't want to have to purchase meal worms and then feed them to the little guy:)