Saturday, January 28, 2012

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom. Who Owns the Crickets.

Meet Athena Spot, the coolest Leopard Gecko ever. Quite possibly the coolest pet ever. And depending on the day, my favorite breathing thing ever. She doesn't rifle through my trash and string it from one end of the house to the other. She doesn't eat grass and vomit it up in trails on my new carpet. She doesn't try to park her stinky ass on my feather pillow while I am working to pay for her special food. She doesn't lift her leg on my favorite couch. She doesn't start asking for things at six in the morning while I am stumbling around looking for coffee. She doesn't lift her palm up and say "Whatever, Mom." She doesn't start asking for a certain kind of car thirty-six months before a driver's license is even an option. She doesn't want to talk about feelings. She doesn't overwork and ignore me. She just sits on her rock, lets me pet her and eats the occasionally weirdly silent cricket.
I. Love. Athena.

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