a girl and her snake

part of what i completely dig about my daughter, liesl, is that she is wonderfully unpredictable and chooses her own path.

recently, i had confirmation of this when i found out she wanted a pet snake. seriously, it’s not every 15 year-old girl who wants a pet snake. well, max, my fantastically generous 11 year-old son, really wanted to help liesl realize her snakey desire. he gave her a stash o’ cash for her birthday a month ago, as well as a little half-log thingy for a snake to hide under. liesl added more of her own money, and bought a tank, the stuff for the inside, and this beautiful albino milk snake, which she promptly named “amii” (with two i’s, because that’s the kind of thing liesl does).

the only “downside” of the snake for my vegetarian daughter is that amii is NOT a vegetarian, and has to be fed a baby mouse (called a “pinky”) once a week.

here’s liesl and amii: two beauties!


6 thoughts on “a girl and her snake”

  1. I love how the colors of the snake blend in with Liesl’s bracelets, too. And I think that’s a smile I see on Amii’s face. They both look very happy. (And kudos to Max for the great gift!)

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