Yesterday, I had the Superboys (Sean and Sean), the neighbor teenagers, and Weston out working in the yard–filling holes in the yard with top soil (apparently the previous owners had a hole-digging dog and I’m tired of stepping in holes hiding in the grass), digging holes for apple trees that are coming, mowing, and weedeating, among other various chores. The Superboys helped me find where Miss Crazy Jacob is getting out and we made a fence repair. A lot can get done in a day with a passel of kids!
While working outside, Weston (home for the weekend for his girlfriend’s high school graduation) found a vole.
He’s got it in this bucket of dirt right now. Voles are burrowing rodents, so you can’t see it in this photo, but you can see what a vole looks like here. Weston and his girlfriend already have three ferrets, and they’re planning to get a sugar glider in the fall. (See what a sugar glider is here) Apparently, sugar gliders aren’t uncommon among weird pet enthusiasts, and in case you haven’t noticed from the FERRETS, Weston and his girlfriend are into weird pets. So naturally Weston decided he wanted to keep this vole as a pet. He’s taking it back to his apartment. Thank goodness because right now THERE IS A VOLE IN MY HOUSE.
According to Wikipedia, the average small vole lives 3-6 months, so I hope he doesn’t get too attached.