But it's strange. I've never really wanted a pet before. . . I just fell into the boys and the girl. I love them and wouldn't trade them for the world, but I can't say as I was looking for three more mouths to feed.
So when I read about camel spiders and I realize just how cool these things are, I have to wonder about why I feel drawn to call my local pet shop and ask if they can get me one.
Hell, I don't even like most arachnids or insects very much. While I may judge each individual ant or cockroach or wolf spider by its current location and presumed intent, as a whole I could generally do without such things.
Besides, I don't think they'd be nearly as big as I would hope for.
But damn if I wouldn't love showing one off, smiling goofily like a proud parent, as it ran down a small green lizard and feasted on it.
(That last sentence was much more graphic before I edited it.)