To repeat the cliche "it has been an interesting week" seems funny, however, so true.
When I woke up 2 days ago, our only pet was a Golden Retriever named Bentley. Now we have a spider, snail, pigeon and cricket.
The cricket - (aptly named Andre by my daughter) chirps a lot at night.
In fact, the first night that we had him, I checked his terranium before I went to bed and couldn't find him. He was gone. He had escaped!
I turned out the lights and went to bed thinking that the cricket - would be long gone. I started to fall asleep in my bed when I heard a chirping sound. I turned on the light and the chirping stopped.
I went back to bed, exhausted after caring for our new pigeon and closed my eyes. The chirping began again and it was in my bedroom! I lay still for a bit and was able to determine which corner of my room that the chirping came from. I turned on the light, determined to find Andre. I did find him and put him in a new home, a large canning jar with fabric over the lid. By this time, it was 11:30 p.m. and I was exhasted.
I was able to find sleep again, that is until a big Thunderstorm hit at 1:30 a.m.....
Andre the Cricket