That's right; Santa brought her a trantula & she named her new Texas Brown Tarantula, Guess.
"What is your Tarantula’s name?"
"Ummm, I don't know Leo?"
"NO, Guess."
"No, Guess."
"Come on, I don't know, I'm no good at guessing, what is his name?"
"I told you I don't want to guess anymore, tell me his name."
"I've been telling you his name, Guess, Guess is his name" 
Bahahahaha....and Girl just laughs and laughs!!

Guess is about 1 year old, he has lots of hair on his bottom - this shows that he is a healthy and happy spider.  Guess eats crickets, about 2 a week for now, as he grows he will eat more.  Girl has a cage just for crickets.  Guess will grow at least twice his size in years to come.  Male tarantulas typically live 2-10 years.  Females live 20-30 years.   I hope Guess is a boy.  We will find out what sex Guess is once he/she molts.  I will take the molt to the guy at Chameleon Counters in Coppers Cove where he will sex the spider.  I have a sneaky feeling this is where Santa bought Guess.  I really hope to God that none of my kids ask Santa for a snake in years to come…

12/29/2010 12:35:59 am

That is sooo funny.

12/29/2010 10:27:41 pm

OMG...I had no idea that spiders could live that long. Can't believe that such a sweet little thing could possibly want a spider for Christmas....Guess he's cute!

12/30/2010 10:54:19 pm

You know, there are more subtle ways to tell me that you don't want me to come over ever again.

12/31/2010 06:24:19 am

I think you may have lost your mind.......a trantula?

12/31/2010 10:49:42 pm

Yay for creepy crawly pets! Surprised that you've dodged that bullet before now (with 3 boys!) and find it hilarious that it's your sweet girly-girl that requested one and not one of her brothers!

Rachel S
1/2/2011 05:56:28 am

When I read the pirated/false FB post about the Christmas tree burning and all the presents getting burned, my first thought was "I wonder if the tarantula was already wrapped and under the tree?" I was worried about the spider, and about Lilly if she hasd discovered his crispy remains under the tree. What a relief that it was a hoax.

My hubs had a tarantula as a pet in college. One of his nephews caught it and gave it to him. He really enjoyed creeping out the guys in his dorm. Eventually he let him go back to the wild.


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