Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mad Scientist


This little inquisitive thing captured a caterpillar yesterday. Or I should say, a "caller-piller". Who was subsequently named... "Calla".

Caterpillars, we discovered, do not eat hard corn kernels. Or grass. Or rocks.

Despite their squishy appearance and general snake-like characteristics... they also don't swim. A theory has been floated about the size of their legs in proportion to their bodies and their rather sluggish attempts at movement.

IF your "pet" caller-piller chooses (is dumped into) to swim (sink) in the pool (bathroom sink), it will need to "rest" (go gently into that good night) in a curled position until it dries out (up). The good news is that the next morning, your caller-piller will be so well-rested that she will have crawled away (been scooped up) to greener pastures (the compost pile).

9 comments:

Michelly said...

I'm lovin' those purple goggles!! :)

Mary said...

RIP Caterpillar.

Would you look at those beautiful eyes!

Rob said...

Just so everyone knows, water goggles just aren't for the water. Abby has turned goggles into a most fashionable accessory to any ensemble. Its what all the finest 4 year olds are wearing this season.

Stomper Girl said...

I bet the callerpillar could swim, it just realised that life as Abby's pet was going to be too exhausting and he took the easy option.

Aunty Evil said...

Hahaha!

rhubarbwhine said...

I love the lessons learned through play :)

Danielle said...

How cute is she!

It's all in the name of science I reckon.

How could any caterpillar resist her charm.

Dxxxx

M said...

The things parents have to do.

I'm with Stomper!

peppermintpatcher said...

I notice those goggles say "leader". I'm afraid...

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