We need a no-maintenance pet.

As I sat at the breakfast table with Ruby and Molly going over Cubbies and Sparks verses for the week and recovering from a very busy Sunday, I saw a family of deer walking through our yard.  How do I know it was a family?  Well, I don’t know, but I like to think of it that way.  It was a family of five, actually.  We named them right away—Daddy, Mama, Ruby, Molly and Mack.  Ha!

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Wonder if these deer would agree to follow me to Ruby’s school tomorrow?  This week is “Pet Week.”  When I read it a bit of dread washed over me, seeing as we have no pet and I do not want a pet.  The students get to bring in their pets to school to show to everyone!  Poor Ruby.  There will be more to blog about in regards to this “Pet Week,” so I will save it for later.  In the meantime, I will try and catch up with these deer to see what their plans are for tomorrow morning…or even Friday morning.  I’m flexible.  Ruby just needs a pet that I don’t have to do anything for.  Josh and Gran suggested that Ruby bring in Mack as her pet, but she wasn’t going for it.  If I had to make a list of how he is like a pet, she would be amazed!  He is like a pet monkey/dog/baby bear all in one.