Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Crickets and Buster Bunny

Um, about the book we won from Skeezix. We were so excited after we caught some crickets for Jan that we decided not to wait until Halloween to surprise her. We put the crickets in a plastic container and wrapped it up with the book.

She unwrapped her present and seemed a little interested in the book, The Reality TV Handbook. Until she noticed something move in the container. She popped the lid and then popped a screech that was probably heard in the next county. Our ears are still ringing and since Samaritan is the tallest and he was sitting right beside her, he's still a little deaf in his right ear.

Needless to say, she threw the container across the room and let all the crickets out. We tried to catch them but they disappeared under the baseboards.

Maybe it's just as well. She could never catch enough bugs on her own to support her appetite. She'd probably have had to join the Cricket Bucket of the Day Club, which could probably run into squillions of dollars and we certainly couldn't afford to support her habit. Neither could she.

But, personally, we think that's a very rude way to accept a gift. We put a lot of thought and effort into it. She could at least have tried one cricket.

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We received this award from River and we would like to pass it on to :

Niko and Cloud (Cloud's coming home!) because their mom will continue Texas' photo contest, even though he left for the bridge recently, and has given two new kittens a home.

The Kapp Pack for their rescue work and fundraising for Siberian Huskies.

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We met the cutest little blind Irish Hare bunny who lives in -- who would have guessed? -- Dublin, Ireland. He... actually they finally learned he's a she ... was found sitting in the road when she was a tiny leveret. Stop by and meet Buster.

27 comments:

  1. Congratz on your prize!

    We think the crickets were a wonderful present. Ms. C told us she felt it was entirely appropriate to give such a gift, and very practical to put it in such a container. When she was little, she caught some live black ants and put them in an envelope and mailed them to her grandma, but an envelope is not exactly as practical.

    Purrs,
    Abby & Stygia

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  2. That's just not right, throwing the container with crickets across the room. Jan could have least have offered them back to you. We hope your ears are all back to normal now.
    Concats on your award.

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  3. oooh, fanks for the awardie!

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  4. Mom and I think this is a beautiful heartwarming post and we think that they deserved the awards you gave them. It is so nice to hear about lovely things with so many bad things going on in the world.

    I sent you an e-mail re crossing stuuf out on your blog - I hope you got it OK.

    Love Milo x

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  5. we can't believe your mommy didn't try the crickets you collected for her. i'm sorry you weren't able to recatch them all.

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  6. Concatulations!

    Sounds like you guys are having fun in your house! Sure wish I could have seen the look on her face when she opened that gift! Hehehehehe!


    Much love,
    Opus

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  7. Many cultures throw dishes to break as part of a celebration. Maybe Jan was just throwing the container of crickets in celebration. I'm sure she was not being rude. Congratulations on your well deserved award.

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  8. Maybe Jan doesn't like crunchy treats? Or treats that make noise?

    Congratulations on your award! It's very well deserved.

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  9. Congrats on your prize. I can't believe that people just don't understand how much work we put into hunting bugs for them...

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  10. Jan was very rude not to try at least one cricket. We thought about giving Mommy a cricket but somehow we think she might behave like Jan. Beans are very strange.

    Did you have trouble with google this morning. We couldn't even view our blogs which is why we are so late visiting everyone. ~S,S & C

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  11. We think your Mom may have overreactted just a little bit. Crickets are nice and crunchy, not nice and bouncy.

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  12. CRICKETS!!!! I love love love crickets. they are so much fun to hunt and then they are so much fun to EAT!

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

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  13. You have excellent taste in gifts. Too bad Jan doesn't appreciate it.

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  14. congrats on the award! Way to go!
    And hey, I LOVE crickets! I pounced one just this morning on our forced road march!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  15. Was it a camel cricket? They're usually really disliked by humans. And rather crunchy.

    Latte

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  16. Its okay...my mums been leaking all day...she said she wouldn't, but she is....She stops when she thinks that Gizmo is healthy and not suffering anymore, that makes her peaceful. Thank you for always being there for us and I guess we are never really prepared.
    Deetz and family

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  17. Oh I bet that was fun wif the crickets! hehehe

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  18. dat WAZ rude gittin rid of dat great gift. all dat thought yoo put inna it. Fur nuffin.

    She better gif dat book back den. Sheesh.

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  19. That was rude Have a doggy and,or, a catty wednesday!

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  20. Gee, I can't believe Jan threw your gift across the room! I mean, after all the effort of catching those crikets... but well, better luck next time..

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  21. We would have loved to have seen Jan's face when she opened the gift!

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  22. The crickets were an excellent present...perhaps Jan just misunderstood your good intentions. We'd give her the benefit of the doubt just in case!

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  23. what is it about moms and bugs? SHEESH. our wants to move out of the house whenever she finds a spider.

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  24. Did the J Kitties learn that from your pack? Somehow, I always have roaches or even centipede under my floor mat. Each time I heard a "clak" sound under the mat, I would jump up onto the nearest chair. Too bad, I had all the floor mat removed now for more of their mischievous acts.. LOL!

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  25. Congratulations on your award.
    Mmmm Crickets are yummy :)

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  26. Congrats on your prize and award.
    I hope any hearing loss has been regained after the cricket episode.

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  27. w00f's JFF, me cant wonder y Jan did not like ur pressie...and congrats on ur award.

    b safe,
    ~rocky~

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