Up until now we haven't had any pets. Pets require a level of commitment that we didn't feel we had but I think I'm ready now to take that commitment on.
We started small and easy to see how the kids would take to responsibility. Our first pets were ten medaka, Japanese Killifish, they were part of a new garden I decided to make to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. They may be tiny, less than 3 cm in length but they've had us all mesmerised. We sit on the wood step and watch them dart about the large terracotta pot this way and that way. Our challenge is to count them to see if there is still ten! Not as easy done as said.
A few months back we went home to Australia on a holiday and hubby went on an overseas business trip. I presumed he bought the fish food that lasts a week but he didn't even know it existed so we were unsure of the fate of our little medaka during that time. He returned to find twenty or so babies had been born and the adults had died. We were all excited but by the time we had returned they were all adults.
At the moment we are on the edge of our seats watching as the medaka are carrying around more eggs, we're all eager to see the next round of babies, and actually see them as babies.
It's not all fun though. We have snails. We thought they were cute at first but they've multiplied and multiplied and in turn have munched their way through all the vegetation in the pot.
Miss Sunshine and I have been checking everyday removing both snails and eggs but it feels like we're getting no-where. Well at least the kids are enjoying learning about the life cycles of fish and snails
One little lady though is dead set on trying to catch them!!
This post is part of the Gallery, go ahead and take a look at some more pets.