Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let Me Introduce You to Our Little Friend

Here she is, a new member of our little family. Her name is Rachel and she is a Pitcher Plant. Isn't she the prettiest thing?

We found her on the Danforth and fell in love instantly. My kids have been begging for a pet for a while now and I thought this would be an interesting start. Dubbing her 'Pet Level 1' we took her home.

My daughter named her Rachel, after one of the girls in the Rainbow Series of stories and we hung her out in a nice spot in on our deck.

Ever since Rachel has been a great contributor to the happiness of our family. she attracts and gobbles up wasps, flies, mozzies, earwigs and more into her pitchers - awesome - and the kids love checking out whats going on in Rachel's digestive cycle, learning as they go.

This fall Rachel will come inside and take care of winter house bugs.

This is a pet I can get used to. And no picking up poop necessary.

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