Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pets In the Classroom

Ok... so if you read my last post about the vinyl obsession addiction love I have developed... then you saw the cage that I decorated for our new class guinea pig, Lulu.
Another teacher told me all about a grant that you could apply for which would help fund the habitat and 1/2 the cost of your new friend.  My grant application was approved and Pets In the Classroom mailed me my package of information and coupons within 2 weeks.  If you're thinking of a class pet... I highly recommend checking out their organization!
I went with Petco since they are the closest pet shop to me.  The animals that I had to choose from were:
Freshwater Fish                                                Mouse
Bearded Dragon                                               Gerbil
Crested Gecko                                                  Hamster
Leopard Gecko                                                 Guinea Pig 
Corn Snake                                                       Fire Belly Toad 
Ball Python                                                       White Tree Frogs
Scorpion                                                           Tarantula
OK... to the good part...  I tore open my packet and headed to Petco to pick up the cage.  I bought lots of extras to make it "homey"... then my boys and I went back to our house to get Lulu's home in order!  When we were satisfied that it could be on an episode of Guinea Pig Cribs... then we decided to head back to Petco to pick up our new friend!  {insert squeals of delight}.  
Can I just say... that Lulu was one snazzy guinea pig.  When we got home I snuggled her for a few minutes before showing her the new digs!  Into the cage she goes... a few minutes later my face starting feeling kinda itchy.  Then the back of my throat started to tingle and my tongue felt kinda fuzzy.  Lastly my eyes began to swell shut!  Y'all... I was a HOT mess!!!  

I tried REALLY hard that night to find Lulu another classroom home, but couldn't find any takers.  The next morning Lulu had to go back to her furry family/friends @ Petco.  I have now crushed the dreams of my children twice (I'm also allergic to cats).  The hubs thinks that I should go with some type of reptile... maybe Lulu the lizard?!!?  
Sorry for the crazy face shots... I'm all about full disclosure (the good, the bad, and the UGLY).  I hope that y'all have had a great week so far... only 3 more days til the weekend!!!  ..... and remember if you're thinking about a class friend... check out Pets In the Classroom ...  Talk to y'all soon!


  1. Your post reminds me of one of my favorite books:
    The Perfect Pet. Allergies=Yuck! Smiles and stop by anytime!

  2. Ohh no! Perhaps a lizard would be better! Hope you get better!
    Rambling About Reading

  3. Oh no! Sorry you had to take LuLu back, but I can't read about the classroom pet you end up getting!

  4. Oh no, you poor thing! Funny thing, I was just at Petsmart yesterday and they were telling me about "Pets in the Classroom," but sadly, our district doesn't allow them anymore.

  5. 8 years ago I let my first class of Firsties choose a class pet. I now own a 4 ft albino corn snake.