Thursday, June 18, 2009

Is it alive?

I really don't understand why people ask me this question when I say I have something for them. I have never, ever in my life given someone an animal for a pet.


Now my dad gave my mom a cow for an anniversary present. And a black lab when she had my sisters.

My great grandmother gave me a kitten.

My mom gave my great-grandmother 2 parakeets - while she said she didn't want any birds. Revenge for the kitten?

My sister gave my grandmother 2 kittens.

But I have never even given someone a goldfish. I did mail my little 5 yr old brother a rabbit and my dad nearly hyperventilated until I told him it was stuffed.

Today I called the friend that had been feeding our rabbits and watering the garden and told her I had a gift for her. She asked me if it was alive.

No, it is a bottle of wine that just happens to have your last name on it (apparently it is named after the field those grapes came from so it is ______ Ridge Farm). A yummy sweet white wine.

But it isn't alive.


  1. That is too funny! I don't think I've ever asked anyone if my gift was alive... now ask them why they got me something, sure... but not if it's alive.

  2. That is hilarious!

  3. Just to clarify. You did actually come home from college with a LIVE rabbit that you thought would be fun for little brother. I forget the rabbit's name. I just remember it pooped ALOT! Just wanted to clear that up

  4. Ha! My MIL gave us a fish- it lasted three years, just long enough that the littles were really attached.