Can't say I get asked that every day! So I laughed...and said "You mean spiders?" because I thought that's what that word meant, but the whole questian was a little unexpected.
So HERE is where YOUR opinion counts: Should we take in this "tame" tarantula that has been their family pet for many years, but is now needing a new home as their teen boys are very busy with other things?
Now before you think I'm just one stop short of the Looney Bin, let me explain...
If you had asked me a few years ago to take in such a pet, my reply would have been
However, my boys are now 10 and 8, and this would be a pretty unique pet to have...a little bit unusual compared to the "normal" pet of a dog or a cat.
And we were planning on putting a fish tank in their room. So we could do the taratula instead.
So I told him I would talk to hubby about it...only I haven't. It completely slipped my mind...honestly.
I think I'm afraid I'll agree, but then when the day of reckoning is actually here and I see that hairy little (or rather big) creature, I will be totally creeped out. In fact, just writing about it has done that.
I'm hoping that when we bring it up to our boys, they will say NO because it will just creep them out to have it in their room; that they won't be able to sleep with it in there...after all, that's what they said when I put the lullaby CD on in their room.
But then, you can't really compare the two, can you?
UPDATE: We have decided a trip to observe the tarantula is in order ; both to see if it's one of those super-ugly ones, and to see if the boys are still saying they want it after seeing it in person...stay tuned;)