Guess what... I don't like snakes!
Amanda left town again for the weekend. And guess what? Big suprise, I was asked to watch all the critters. I didn't used to mind when it was the two dogs that I had to let out a couple times a day. And the fish are easy enough. Then they got the cat. No problem, that just added one more water and food dish to check when I come over. And a little box to make sure didn't get too full. The baby snake just needed lights turned on and off when I let the dogs out and a water dish to fill. The next, one of the pythons, was the same. Lights and water. All of a sudden there were 7 more snakes. And a guinea pig. And a whole bunch of rats, they killed off some, and then one had babies so we are right back where we were.
2 dogs to let out and check water and food.
1 cat to check water and food and a litter box.
1 guinea pig to feed, water and scoop litter.
10 rats in 2 cages to feed, water, and scoop litter.
1 baby snake to fill water dish and scoop litter.
4 pythons and boas, 4-6 feet long, to water and clean cages.
2 huge albino pythons, 9 & 11 feet, to water and clean cages.
Miss Python hisses.
Snake poop is gross.
I love her like a sister, but when I last asked her to watch pets, when I still had those rats, I came home to a smelly dirty cage, no food in their bowl, and no water in the bottle.
A little discrepancy there?
Maybe if I did the same, she would stop asking me all the time. But I just can't bring myself to do that to animals, no matter how much I don't like certain varieties and certain jobs.
gotta go let the dogs out again...