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Saturday, August 2, 2008

My New Pet



I haven't had that many pets in my time that I can remember. Our first family dog was called Bingo and he was a nice old fellow. Of course I was rather small at the time and the story goes that we used to cling on to him and we'd pull us around. Well at least that what my elder brother told me...I was young and gulliable then! Old Bingo went to Doggie heaven one fine day and we never had a dog who could replace him.

My mother, told me that my uncle had once brought a baby monkey for me as a pet. Of course I never even saw that one. Mum gave her brother a earful and so went my chances of having my own little monkey....that would have be so cool!!

One pet that I do remember very well was my parrot, his name was Bobby! We used to try to teach him how to talk and he was a bundle of fun for a youngster like me back then. I was like eight or nine then and had just lost my father to illness. I remember everyday after school I run to his little corner to play with him. I had so much fun. in fact the whole family enjoyed him.
One day though after school I found him motionless at the foot of his space. I couldn't believe it. I cried so much. My brother and sister were so nice that they got an old shoebox and put Bobby in there. Then we had a small procession in the garden and buried my little pet red parrot. In hind sigh we must have looked wierd but I still remember that day and it meant a lot to me to put Bobby in a nice final resting place.

After that we never really had any pets...we had fish and bird, budgies to be exact and bubbies too. We once had a grey bunny that we called Bugs and he was still a wee fellow...after work we'd take him and his sister, Blackie, out for a few minutes to have fun in the garden. One day, we went into our routine and all was well until our insurance guy came along. So left the bunnies outside for a moment near the budgie cage and went inside. All was well until we heard the budgies making a huge ruckus. Budgies a re pretty quiet bird but this time they were shreiking. We ran outside only to see a stray cat with little bugs in her mouth. He was still alive so I gave chase. Cats can move real fast when they want to and he bolted throught the garden and over the wall in a blink of an eye. We searched all over for hours but that was the last we saw of poor old bugs.

Okay all my stories seem to end with my little pets meeting their maker but thats why they are pets, right? Anyway, I have one more story of our arowanna fish that also met an untimely death but that was due to an accident and while w like that fish...he was almost two feet long he was just a fish.

Anyway, my new pet is actually a plant. Yes, folks you read right!! A plant....a venus flytrap to be exact. I've always been fascinated by this insect eating carnivorus oddity and I've finally got my hands on one. They are pretty rare and I've looked through countless plant shops but to no avail. So would you believe that I found it in Carefour hypermarket!! Of all the places. He's just a little baby right now and who knows if I feed him right and treat him well he migh grow into a giant tree that eats more than just mere little insects Muahahaha

29 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

I think you better stay away from pets la, they all seem end up meeting their makers ... LOL!

Cool plant though, remind me to drop by one day and feed it some insects :D

LadyJava said...

OMG! Am finally able to comment GK!

Looks so scary lah this plant of yours.. what else does it eat??

LadyJava said...

OMG! Am finally able to comment GK!

Looks so scary lah this plant of yours.. what else does it eat??

DiamondsSaphire said...

Hi Adrian...hope all is well with youm the wifey and you adorable little one...

DiamondsSaphire said...

I love your new pet! I have one too!

Farazila said...

euww...ur pet now is plant - venus flytrap...
so scary.....
is it dangerous?

Adrian said...

Nicholas! hahaha...all pets have a rather short lifespan...but it's the fun of having them that is what is important not losing them! Whatever happened to your hamsters??

And do come by to visit my little plent (plant + pet LOL) I fed her a mosquito the other day...she's still a baby so only smaller insect for now LOL

Adrian said...

LJ!!! It is a little scary...I fed it once...a mosquito...but 've placed it near the fountain and fishtank so that if there are any stray mosquitos around she'll make a meal of them!! hehehe

It's only a baby right now...but I guess as it grows it'll eat bigger insects like flies and roaches and if it gets big enough maybe lizards and then small animals LOL

Cheers LJ!

Adrian said...

DS!! Long time no see....hehehe you have one too...thats awesome...how big is it...must get some care and feeding tips from you so that my little pet can grwo big and strong hehe

Cheers DS!

Adrian said...

Welcome Farazila....err no relation to godzilla I hope hehe....yes my new pet is a venus flytrap....but I haven't named her yet...maybe I should have a contest to get a name...but then I have to find a prize to give...maybe I'll make the winner a godfather or godmother hehe

Hazel said...

the plant is special.., Happy weekend!

Mariuca said...

Wah finally a post from GK yeeha!! So sorry I'm late in coming here, but I'm here now! :)

Interesting plant and how cute that u named ur parrot Bobby he he! And poor Bugs! Naughty la that cat, but those are strays, not like my well-trained kids he he!

I had a baby chick once, it was dyed orange for some reason and I thought it was really cute so we bought one. Fella didn't last long as expected. Also had fish, turtles, cats of course and hamster before. The best is still a kitty cat for me. What happened to ur dog plan GK? :):):)

Nick Phillips said...

Whats with the Nicholas thingy? Since when you started calling me Nicholas? Normally it butthead or shithead ... LOL!

Shinade said...

Oh GK,
I think it's really cool...I would love to have one!!

But then of course you have a really cool site...so I have a little something for you...just when you get time.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/08/everything-changes-thanks-everyone.html

Take Care and don't get bit...LOL!!!

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi GK! great story about yr past pets! I love parrot but nvr had a chance to own one. :) Did you teach her to day funny stuff?

oh, my darling hv been wanting this plant for a long time. Im sure he'll get jealous if he sees you have this! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

oh, btw, GK! you've been tagged! I know this will be just the perfect one for you! :)

J@n!ce said...

Interesting plant as pet. This is really rare. I wonder if it will bite our hands? I'm really curious & scare too :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Watch out Adrian ... them plants will get hungry and get into your fridge! They get out of the soil and run around on their lil ole` roots at night. Watch for leave marks in the butter dish :-)

Thanks for the Ecard
Great to see you again!!!

Speedy

Mariuca said...

Alakazam! I have a tag for you! Click here to have some FUN! :)

Mariuca said...

What?? Still no GK here??? Oh somebody must be studying really hard eh? Hope u had a good weekend GK and drop by sometime, everyone at my blog misses the jolly GK, esp GP! :):):)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi GK! i've got a tag for you! come & get it!! :)

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Monika Dubska said...

oh my gosh! that looks super scary! does it bite???


:o

hope to hear from you!
Monika ♥

Trinity said...

wow.. GK, that's cool!! I wanna have one too!! Hope I see it sold in carefour here as well.. hehehe

Mariuca said...

Where is my GK??? Boo hoo hoo! :(:(:(

GP even brought u some Mug Cake to try and lure you to her site! Enjoy and have a good Sunday GK! *Genie HUGZ*

Mariuca said...

Hola GK! You’ve been tagged with the Merdeka Meme! Let’s show some support shall we? :)

allthingspurple said...

Hi, am bloghoppping.

Wow, I was stopped in the track by that plant. I have always been fascinated by it too. How much did you get it for and which carrefour did you go? I am all eager to get one for my garden !

TH said...

hi, I am coming from emila's blog. The plant.. this is real right. So scary does it hurt ppl?

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