I didn’t quite get to finish my last post, because I had to wake my son up from his nap and then do dinner. But I do have another story to share! It’s about one time when I accidentally scared one away…
Back a few years ago when I was 19, in college, and had just rented my first place, I was wanting to become a Christian but didn’t know what denomination to be. (Thankfully I finally found the One True Church!!!) But so when a JV knocked on my door one day, I was actually glad to have someone to talk to about this stuff. I happily welcomed the person into my home, and into the living room. Except she didn’t come completely in, she stayed in the hall for a bit, her eyes having immediately noticed the huge glass and wood enclosure beside my sofa.
Wanting to know what the heck was in there, I exuberantly explained that it was Jericho, my 13 foot albino burmese python. I gushed about him as I went over to the cage. Jericho was very docile, and such a sweet guy…and my favorite pet. I opened the cage door and sort of partially disappeared inside the big cage, put my hands around him and began to gently pull him out. I looked up, and the JV was outta there!!!
I’m not being facetious, I really wasn’t trying to scare off the JV. I was looking forward to the religious discussion, and I just loved introducing Jericho to everyone I met. Everyone who actually gave Jericho a chance ended up loving him. Poor thing died young last year (sure some of you won’t be sad, oh well), we think due to a genetic defect. My daughter and I still miss him very much.
But I guess that JV wasn’t willing to go very far to save my soul, huh? LOL I got her to go away without even meaning to…go figure.