On Sunday, Jake and Owen went on an adventure to bring us home a new pet. (Since his first pet, Sharky, the goldfish, died after 2 days.) They came home with two hermit crabs. The painted one is named "Turnie" and the non-painted one is "Curnie". We don't get the names either.
Owen has been very excited about this new addition to our family and proudly shows it to any visitors we have. However this morning was another story.
Daddy and Owen were taking the water and food bowls out of the cage to clean and refill. Owen asked to hold "Turnie", which he has on several occasions. This time didn't go the way Owen wanted. Maybe a minute after Daddy put the crab on his eager open hand, I saw him tense up and open his mouth to scream. Our beloved pet decided to pinch Owen on the hand. We quickly got the crab off his hand and back in the cage, but Owen was devastated. It took at least 15 minutes to calm him down. He couldn't understand why his pet would do something so mean to him. What did he do?
So as not to leave any of you hanging, our home is calm again and the pinch mark is gone. We still love our new family members, but we are going to be a little more cautious.