Monday, May 16, 2011

New Family Member

When we went down to the Jersey shore over Spring Break, we ended up bringing home a new friend from Point Pleasant Beach. He may not be the cutest thing around, but with his Sponge Bob shell, he stole my son's heart.

After doing some further reading on hermit crabs, we discovered that they are social creatures and like to live in small groups. So the next day, off we went to Petco to buy a more suitable home than the wire cage we got on the boardwalk, as well as a few more friends for "Gary".

Now that it's three weeks later, it turns out that I have a new pet from the Jersey shore. The novelty has worn off. The little creatures are nocturnal, spending most of the day buried in the peat moss bed. It's not all bad, if we get hungry we can have crab legs for dinner. What, it's better than hamster fillets.

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