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September 12, 2008

The heartache of pets

I've passed a lot of good things onto my children. Lyric is 100 percentile in math, and I always loved the numbers. Ollie just loves life, and so do I. (those are just a few examples...)

But something I seem to have passed to them is the Jason Curse of the Pets. And this is really really sad. Over my life, any animal that was mine... died. And now, both Lyric and Ollie's baby Leopard Gecko's got really sick and had to be returned to the pet store. They won't eat. It's horrible to watch my kid's little hearts get wrapped up in these adorable animals, and then have those animals get to death's door.

Doing my research, I think the problem is Petco. It looks like they sell sick lizards a lot. So once we figure out what to do in the future (if we want to try the grand pet experiment again), we'll look for a reputable breeder and assure ourselves that the lizards are healthy and eating first.

Posted by jason on September 12, 2008 01:58 PM


So Ollie's pet got sick also?!!! That's just crazy!!!

Our koi fish kept dying in the beginning until we stopped buying them from a certain popular store. We now only buy through the guy that sells fish to the state and we haven't had a fist die in 3 years. It is important who you buy from and the popular pet stores actually aren't the best.

So sorry for Ollie & Lyric!

Posted by: Mom on September 12, 2008 03:21 PM

Maybe that store is one of those infamous leopard gecko mills. :-/

In all seriousness, how sad for Lyric and Ollie, that is such a shame!
We had a beta once that Nathan had named Bob. We hadn't had enough time to get too attached, because we found Bob dead when we woke up the next morning. I think our house was just too cold.

Posted by: kathiek on September 12, 2008 10:26 PM

aw man. that's sad.
in the second paragraph, you mentioned that someone has stopped eating. i hope you meant the geckos and not your kids!

Posted by: shane. on September 13, 2008 01:00 AM

Jase, so sad!!! How are Lyric and Ollie dealing with it?

Here's what you should do: get a kitten!!!!! They are so cute, independent, go to the bathroom in an appointed area...Plus, you can easily take them on the plane so they can be bi-coastal, too! Also, you can get a hypo-allergenic cat; it costs a little bit more, sure, but we all know about those checks that you didn't cash till now--so you have the $$$!!!!

Posted by: jessica on September 13, 2008 01:04 AM

the check that I really can't cash is this super confusing check you gave me... and it's not even written out to me!

Posted by: jason on September 13, 2008 01:14 AM

hahaha--Jase, did you even try to bring it to your bank yet? Believe me, it works--I've done it before!!! You just sign a check over to someone else and voila! the money then becomes theirs...

Posted by: jessica on September 13, 2008 05:24 PM


Posted by: Anonymous on September 14, 2008 03:23 PM

I second that...

Posted by: jessica on September 15, 2008 01:05 AM


Remember how cute and sweet that baby bengal kitten was?!? You know--the one who was descended from an Asian Jungle Cat?!?!?!

Well, go back to that pet store and ask about cats that people with allergies can handle...


Posted by: Jessica on September 15, 2008 01:07 AM

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