Saturday, January 31, 2009

~~The new family addition~~

Justin came home last night with a purple Crown Royal pouch and I was thinking, hmmm sounds good, until the pouch started "growling" at me. He had a sugar glider in it. Seems he got it from his boss for Jaycee. It scared the bejesus out of me.
Later Jaycee had me hold the pouch while she was changing Trey and the damn thing bit me!! She says it was just the little claws coming through the bag, but it sure felt like teeth. If you haven't seen one they look like a little squirrel with a monkey tail and webbed feet like a bat.
This is the Wikipedia definition:
"In the wilds of its native habitat, the Sugar Glider is a tree dwelling creature, often living in groups of 15 to 30 (seven adults and their young). It is active by night when it hunts for insects and small vertebrates and feeds on the sweet sap of certain species of eucalyptus, acacia and gum trees. The Sugar Glider is so named for its preference for sweet foods and its ability to glide through the air like a flying squirrel."

So anyway, Jaycee says it is really getting tame after just 2 days and that it curls up on her and sleeps, but everytime she brings it around me it starts with that growly, chirping noise. I think it just hates me, or maybe it knows I am scared of it, who knows?!!

We now officially have a zoo here! We have 7 adults with various issues, a 4 year old that thinks she is a super model, a 6 year old that thinks she is the boss, a new born who is becoming spoiled rotten, 5 Chihuahuas, a bearded dragon, a cat that is neurotic, a mouse that continues to out smart every trap we set and a sugar glider. At least the macaws are at their new house and no longer destroying mine!!

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