Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Office Pet


I'm pretty picky about which pets I allow in my office. Voldemort is just perfect. He doesn't shed, doesn't make noise .....

...is a fantastic proofreader...

....and goes quite nicely with the decor. Are you digging the whole Snake and Apple symbolism? I am. Only naughty girls use Macs. ;-)


I prefer Voldemort to the things we find crawling in our yard this time of year. Check out this six-foot rattlesnake. It's the third one we've come across. My husband catches them live by hand. We don't like to kill them. They make nice, unexpected gifts....

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

With the threats that were made against Audrey, I was going to write to you with hopes that you are staying safe. But now I can see that you guys can take care of yourselves. If the big bad bloggers do threaten you, here is my suggestions: A moat around your property. As you continue to find rattlesnakes, the moat will be a perfect place for them, and that will save filling it with water for piranha or alligators. Just make the sides are steep enough so the snakes can't climb out. Oh, and I guess that you'll need a drawbridge, but that would be something fun to have.

Morgan said...

Pfft. I'm not in the least bit worried about those mouth breathers, even though I'm sure they come over here from time to time to drag their hairy knuckles all over my pretty green blog and even broach my name. Or so I've been told.

And yes, we are *quite* capable of taking care of ourselves.

Per the moat, it's not necessary. The rattlesnakes seem to really like our property. I don't know why, but we catch at least three or four every year around September, which is when they're out looking for mates.

Larry always lets them leave alive. Other uninvited reptiles, well, that's another story entirely....

Christopher said...

Voldemort? Not Severus, or even Salazar? I guess Voldemort is a male so Nagini would be out of the question. Well, Voldemort is lovely, if I may say so. And I dig the symbolism, although in your private Eden it seems to be you who's tempting the snake with the Apple.

Morgan said...

There are two snakes - Hogg Island Boas. A male and a female. I named them Voldemort and Bellatrix. They were gifts from my husband. Some women get flowers. Not me.

We also got several more and I'm thinking Salazar would be awesome for this beautiful striped ball python that arrived today. I'm just crazy about him. I shall have to post pictures.

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Eileen said...

Any time you want to ship a rattlesnake to Alaska since snakes are not indigenous here...I know a made from recycled Sports Complex materials house in Wasilla that could use a pet. The owner is sort of a pitbull viper herself so she will relate. Grew up with Copperheads, rattlesnakes, snapping turtles back east. Keep on taking care. Thanks to your compassionate family also for support of your moderating PD blog.Passion flower was gorgeous and beats the bit of snow flakes we had in Interior AK today.

Morgan said...

Eileen, I don't know what would kill the rattlesnake first - the cold Alaskan air or a reaction to the stronger venom of your toxic former guv. I could never do that to a snake.

You have snow already? Lucky thing. We're still waiting for it to drop below eighty degrees.