Your Kids Want a Pet - You Don't Want To Pet AnythingWritten by Jennifer Shircel
“Mom, can we get a puppy?” Who hasn’t heard that line before? The kids think it’s time for an addition to family, but you know you don’t have time for a family pet.
We’ve got perfect solution to make everyone happy!! Hermit Crabs!!
Now before you start to panic because you just heard word “crab”, just listen! They’re not that bad. Trust me, I’ve had a few and after a while they were definitely part of our family.
Let me tell you why you should be convincing your kids to get a hermit crab:
1.They don’t bark, chirp or meow 2.They won’t pee on your carpeting 3.You don’t have to train them 4.They won’t climb up your screens or run away 5.They’re very easy to care for 6.Your kids will love them more than a puppy!!
The Dancer's Secret -- A Short Horse StoryWritten by Randall Holman
It was sunset. The wind rode on sharp edges of mountains dragging last bit of color away from darkening hills. In a small cradle of two hills lay a beautiful girl. Her hair was long and soft, and when it touched wind no other beauty could compare to it. She had a long face and brilliant searching brown eyes. Her feet were perfectly conformed, but were not like everybody else's who surrounded her. This girl's belly was not thin and it was not bulging, but was somewhere in between, and was perfect shape. She stood up. Her long hair covering her body like a coat. The wind pushed against her forehead, cooling nearly invisible sweat.
Others gathered around her, watching her intently. She began to move in a slow, but upbeat rhythm. It grew very quiet. The others continued to look at her, and started to wonder why she had begun to dance when music hadn't started. The girl's curves moved back and forth and her hands danced their own dance around her stomach. Back and forth she moved until earth seemed to move and mountains rumble. The grass quivered back and forth at eerie silence. She stopped. The ring of quiet shadowed everyone's ears. The beautiful girl opened her mouth. A long sweet tone emerged from her lips. The gazing onlookers listened intently to wonderful sound. The girl dropped down to a very low pitch and then swerved back up like a bird that was getting too close to ground. She sang and sang as if she were pouring her inside beauty out to others. Her voice stopped, and once again silence covered everything.
The girl's body began to