Crickets in January

Cricket 01Once again the command center has turned into a little episode of Wild Kingdom. For those who do not read me regularly (shame on you) the command center is my office in the basement. It is safe to say I spend a scant 10 hours a day here on average. Ok, maybe 12, I am just a little embarrassed about that. 

A while back I wrote about the critter that was living in the soffit of my ceiling. I thought that little sucker was gone but it would seem that the freezing temps and snow must have driven the little guy back in there and he – with perhaps a friend or two – were doing the scurry thang all night last night. 

No worries, I am sort of used to it and did not think all that much about it. Until…

I heard and then FOUND a friggin cricket hopping across the floor. A cricket?! In January? WTF, what the hell is going on. Pretty soon I am going to have a petting zoo down here. 

And really, what is up with the dog? She can’t earn her keep and pull a little Where in the World is Matt Lauer and eat a cricket of two?

Thinking she wants to renegotiate her contract.

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Filed under absurdities, homeowner, humor, pets

4 responses to “Crickets in January

  1. Why would you not have crickets in January? Do they hibernate? I’ve never thought about it before, but where do the bugs go in cold climates?

  2. joyce

    why would Mel eat the cricket? She has a lovely bowl of yummy (its all subjective) dog food, a warm and cozy bed, people who pet her and play with her. Why chase after stupid, ugly and otherwise useless crickets? I’m with her…..

  3. Jennifer Krieger

    Crickets aren’t bad; they’re homely and good luck. Roaches, on the other hand, nasty and disgusting.
    Just a personal thing.

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