Goodnight, you princes of Catskin – You kings of Southern Illinois

Now that summer has arrived, our home has become something of a halfway house for wayward critters. They can’t stay at the school, and we can’t kick them out on the street, so the only thing we can do in good conscience is invite them in.

In addition to the two rosehair tarantulas, Elvis & Aretha, we now share a roof with Mona, a Degu

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Johnny Weissmuller, a Red-Eared Slider turtle

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Mr. Heatmiser, a Fire-Bellied Toad

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A pair of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches named Paul & Ringo (there were four, but John & George both died)

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A couple of always exciting Hermit Crabs, Sonny & Cher

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And Dory, a male Betta – not pictured. He’s pretty camera shy, probably because he was named after Ellen DeGeneres. But that’s just a guess.

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2 thoughts on “Goodnight, you princes of Catskin – You kings of Southern Illinois

  1. And that doesn’t even include the cat (Licker), the dog (Chopper) and the other Spider (Hermosa) that were here already!

    Do you get the impression that we like critters?

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