Sunday, May 31, 2009

That's a Big Negative on the Dog Issue

Ella has been crying on and off all morning long. Want to see why?

Meet Rosey. The friendly neighborhood pest. She and her friends have wreaked havoc on my beautiful African Daisies.

Ella and her cousin Gabby adopted Rosey as a pet along with four other armyworms. They were named Pearl, Whurl, Curl and Swirl. This morning Ella found Whurl in a catatonic state and buried him whilst crying over the death of her precious pesty pet.I read up on armyworms and believe that he was about to pupate and be come a moth. Shhh, don't tell Ella she just killed her worm...caterpillar.

Anyway, I have broken the news to her that armyworms are pests and I will not allow them to kill my beautiful and very expensive garden that Mom and I worked so hard to put in. They must be exterminated. She is crying again and making headstones and writing letters to her caterpillar pests pets.

Yeah, I don't think I could handle a dog. She cried less when the fish died.


Meagan said...

yeah but the dogs around till she goes to college.... or possibly beyond.... and let me tell you from experience, they make a great boyfriend deterant as the girls get older.....

Lawanda said...

Awww, what a soft-hearted girlie ♥

Johanna said...

Well, we too caught a caterpillar this week, only we thought to turn it into a science lesson and set it up with some branches, leaves, and water. However, it started to do poorly and some ants found it. Needless to say, it was half eaten by the time we realized what fate it had met. Thankfully, neither of the boys had become overly attached.

Joanna said...


Well, Rosey and her pals have all coccooned now. I don't know why I'm letting this go on. The ones outside though are dead meat.