Ham-Micks

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Skool Day

Hi Efurryone,

Maw sed since we gotted a few inquiries bout grasshoppers from yesterday's post, that we need to hold skool fer the poodies who nefer seen a grasshopper or had the pleshur of pullin the liddle legs off ov the creashurs.

Here ist wat sum grasshoppers luk like. Taint dey ugly? An dey JUMP. Jus wen u finks u gonna pounce it, it jumps rite outta yur liddle paws!! Owr Maw says "Eeeeekkkk!" wen dey jump at her. We giggle. We like it wen dey jump. More funner.

And see dose really big back legs? Dey fall off really easy wen u play wid dem. An dey gots liddle barbs on dem so's dat dey stick to da carpet and Maw freaks out cuz she hasta pulls dem off the carpet. Tee hee.

We also lufs crickets. Sally (u hafn't met her yet) is a berry gud cricket hunter. Crickets make chirpee noises at night. Really loud!!! Their back legs fall off real easy too.

Sally brings crickets in frum the garraje an den tries to hog dem fur herself. But we all gang up on her and try to steal it away wen it jumps outta her paws. It's SO much fun. Den we pull off der legs. Tee hee.

Oh, and Maw sed we bedder tell youse guys dat lots of times ifn we eat one, den we yack. Mebbe dey no gud for da digestive system. We wood much ratter play wid dem tho den eat dem.

Anuffer fing dat we luf to play wid, is the gecko. Tee hee. Sally (u hafn't met her yet), is real gud at catchin geckos too. She a real hunter dat Sally (u hafn't met her yet).

Da funny ting bout geckos is dat der tails fall off. Ya tinks ya got a gecko by its tail, and den da tail falls off. We is glad owr tails dunt fall off!!!

Oh, Maw sed to tell u da geckos we catch taint like the TV star gecko. Dis is wat owr geckos look like. We wood show u a real life pikshur ifn it was summertime, but da geckos in hidin since it not summertime. Here's a pikshur frum the innernet.

Luf, Us

15 comments:

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh, I've never tasted a grasshopper before. Crickets, I'm an expert camel-cricket hunter. They are HUGE and ugly and kind of like a cross between a cricket and a grasshopper. They're ugly and Meowmy HATES them. I however am able to munch munch on them. Then I yack up a leg or two.

Latte

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oooooooo, great educational brochure. I'm an indoor only kitty, but sometimes those little crickets find their way into my house...and into my belly...and out onto the carpet again.
Mommy tries to keep my from playing with them (the vomet clean up isn't worth it she says - silly mommy) but she lets me catch them for my hunting instints! She feels bad when I kill them (she's a softy), but they're so loud at night, she gets over it.
I looooooooove your Aristocratic Title. It is perfect for a good grasshopper hunter like you!
I've never seen a gecko. I'll tell you, if I could get my hands on the TV one, I would. He is annoying.
When do we gets to meet Sally??????

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

PS did you see your challenge over at Grr, Midnight & Cocoa's. We can't wait to see your picture!!!!!

Daisy said...

HEY! That gecko looks a lot like the lizards around here! The tails on the lizards always fall off too. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Kimo: we gets the teeny tiny black crickets that sneaks in from the garage into the house - not enough to make a treat out of - only to play wif.

PS - Sabi can't blog today - he gotted a time-out. Hehehe!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Thank you for providin such good educational content for us city cats and former city cats.

jeterharris said...

dis iz a verree informativ blog fer today.
will dere be a test ... becuz i havta studee.
yer rite ... dat gecko duzzen't look like da star uv da commershulz at all.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

alls we got is ants an spidys. nuthin' fun like that at all. ::pout::
we're furry 'cited 'bout tomorrow!

Lux said...

Wow, we would really get along - bugs are my favorite thing (well, besides eating)!

Lone Star Purrs said...

We miss chasin' those crickees!! And the waterbugs(roaches). (Momma kepted a clean howse...the neighbors didn't, that's why we hadded waterbugs.) I (Kiara) used to toss the buggies in the sir after they was ded. Momma didn't like finding the legs efurrywhere. Y'all will haf to keep an eye owt fur Momma....she's flyin' down to DFW next Friday to see Grammie, Grampie and efurryone else.
::purrs::
~Meeko, Kiara, & Emmy

Tara said...

We have crickets around here, but none have gotten in the house yet. But I'm sure I'd love them. I hunt all the spiders in the house, and eat them, and then I have to roll around on the carpet to get the cobwebs off. We have lizards at our mountain house, but I've only seen them through the window...sigh..

Thanks for the well wishes.

The Wanderer said...
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Pet's are 4 Life said...

Tats a reel prutty lizard...Me wants to try to put the bitey on its tail!

MeiLin and CGPH

jeterharris said...

da anser to #3 iz "b"

izzen't dis a pop kwiz?

Dragonheart said...

Thanks very much for the lesson! I've never seen creatures like those before! I'm an indoor-only cat, so the only insects I see are the occasional spider or fly.

That gecko looks very tiny!