Crickets are actually good luck. I love to hear them singing late at night around here! Sometimes one will find its way inside and I always try to be first to catch the cricket and walk it to freedom outside. I love them!Camel crickets!! I absolutely hate those things. Boone loves to grab them and carry them around. Then he will pick them up and shake them repeatedly. He won't kill them. He just wants to torment them. If Gracie tries to come over and look, he takes off with them. Luckily he has never brought them upstairs but I end up having to go downstairs and dispose of it (mortally wounded but still alive). Usually by then, it's also missing at least one of its back legs so it can't jump anymore.
Crickets are one thing. Camel crickets are another. They are 10x larger than a regular cricket. They love to jump AT you instead of away from you. Two different species and two different personalities.Crickets are actually good luck. I love to hear them singing late at night around here! Sometimes one will find its way inside and I always try to be first to catch the cricket and walk it to freedom outside. I love them!
We always called these "hoppies" and I can confirm, they are very much unlike crickets. I hate them; they give me the heebie jeebies. And I have a theory about why. Instinctively, I seem to hate insects that breed indoors (e.g., cockroaches) but not similar looking insects that only occasionally find their way inside but do not breed (e.g., beetles). With no evidence to claim this, I feel like many humans have an instinct of disgust for insects that can breed indoors and actually become a true pest. A quick Google search shows that regular crickets do not breed indoors but camel crickets do...
My EternityRIP, was like a wild animal when it came to chipped roast beef. I had to stop him or he would get sickI got an easy one. My little Yammy has leukemia and is pretty spoiled, a few years ago we gave him some Walmart broiled chicken to get him to eat when he was sick, and he went nuts for it. He also eats regular canned food. Now, every single day without fail, he cries until he gets a little bit of it like ten times a day. I think it is more habit now, but we indulge him. He loves it and demands it so much we call him our 'chicken monster'. I cut it up and freeze it, he goes through a chicken a week, 52 chickens a year!
She'd stop quickly if she was living here. There's never anything interesting on my plate.People food. Idk if its bc she was a stray for a while & thats all she could scavenge or what, but no matter what i'm eating, Honeybun has to come see and sniff and sneak a lick or a bite, and if its something she knows she likes like baked chicken or seafood, she will jump up, try to take it off my plate, ect. I eat in the living room a lot and when i set my plate down on the coffee table i have to watch it like a hawk bc she will straight up go start eating, or grab a piece and run. Shes obsessed with it but shes obsessed with food in general...
I assume it comes from being a stray & hungry all the time, so i always make sure she's well fed: she gets grain free wet food at 7 am and 7pm, and a scoop of crunchies in a bowl that she can snack on if she gets hungry, plus a few treats every day. Even with all that, she'll still try to steal my food! I guess she just likes people food.
Daisy did that with catnip mice after I got them. But for some reason she never did it with hard mice.Iris has decided that the catnip fishies need to be in water, a new and unwelcome obsession. I have explained to her that these are dry land fishies, but she doesn’t believe me.