Your Kids Want a Pet - You Don't Want To Pet Anything

Written 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 torepparttar family, but you know you don’t have time for a family pet.

We’ve gotrepparttar 141254 perfect solution to make everyone happy!! Hermit Crabs!!

Now before you start to panic because you just heardrepparttar 141255 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 Story

Written by Randall Holman

It was sunset. The wind rode onrepparttar sharp edges ofrepparttar 141091 mountains draggingrepparttar 141092 last bit of color away fromrepparttar 141093 darkening hills. In a small cradle of two hills lay a beautiful girl. Her hair was long and soft, and when it touchedrepparttar 141094 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 wasrepparttar 141095 perfect shape. She stood up. Her long hair covering her body like a coat. The wind pushed against her forehead, coolingrepparttar 141096 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 whenrepparttar 141097 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 untilrepparttar 141098 earth seemed to move andrepparttar 141099 mountains rumble. The grass quivered back and forth atrepparttar 141100 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 torepparttar 141101 wonderful sound. The girl dropped down to a very low pitch and then swerved back up like a bird that was getting too close torepparttar 141102 ground. She sang and sang as if she were pouring her inside beauty out torepparttar 141103 others. Her voice stopped, and once again silence covered everything.

The girl's body began to

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