We Have A New Pet!
At least that's what Addison told Rachel at church yesterday. (the look on her face at the news = priceless! especially since she knows my feelings about pets)
Really, though, I stepped over a caterpillar in the family room on Saturday. Before I could do anything with it the girls saw it & Ray captured the caterpillar & told the girls it should turn into a butterfly. With our luck, it'll probably be a moth, but, whatever.
A trusty washed out iced Starbucks cup became the caterpillars new home, complete with some leaves (including parsley Ray had me buy at the grocery store because they supposedly eat parsley) & a stick that Ray found outside.
We're such good little caretakers.
Honestly? I'm surprised by how interested I became in that little caterpillar. I came out on a break Saturday night & saw the thing moving all over & I could actually SEE IT MAKING THE CHRYSALIS! Yeah, I thought it was pretty cool.
Today there has been no movement from the caterpillar. It made the chrysalis on the bottom of the clear cup against the stick & some leaves so you can actually see it laying there. The caterpillar has turned smooth & shiny.
We figure either it's doing it's thing to turn into a butterfly (moth) or it's dead. This shouldn't take any longer than two weeks, so, hopefully we'll see some action instead of turning out to be fools with a dead caterpillar setting on the counter!