I was in the watew in a flash. soon to be joined by Dextew, while the welentlessly hooge Mango and Lacie baked themselves in the sun
Honey made hewself comfowtable while sipping a dwinkie poolside and suwveying the scene like a queen
But we wewe all itching to see some of the fabled scenewy so aftew a day of lounging about
we all changed into ouw bwand new clothes and went off explowing the magnificent countwieside
I swathed myself in netting..I have a pawticoolaw feaw of bugses
but these magnificent cweetoowes don't scawe me at all..(I aways had a thing fow tall guys)
This bootiful cheetah weminded me of my sissie Fewgi and hew pawfect speckled fuw
(you may wemembew, I twied to get some of those spots in that ill-fated spa a little while ago)
at Sunset, we all posed fow a pictoowe and toasted ouw hosts and theiw bootiful countwy!
(natoowally, Lacie came back wif ginouwmous wed spots all ovew hew legses fwom bug bites, and Tannew , mistakenly thought he should dwess like a foweign legionaiw because we wewe in Afwica, heheheh)
Of couwse ouw host Max and family told us we all looked widicoolous, as they pwefew to go Ohh Natoowal
I pawsonally think ouw little gwoup looks vewy womantic and stylish, but then, I'm an uwban sowt of giwl
we said ouw good nights , and went to bed hoping fow a westful night
I was wooming wif Lacie and was woodely woke up by hew shwieks (in wetwospect , totally justified!)
the giantest monstew bug you have evew seen was in ouw woom
( we found out latew, that they'we "affectionately "called Pawktown Pwawns)
"The males have very large jaws, and the females have big, scimitar-shaped ovipositors, so they're quite fierce-looking," said Caroline Crump, curator of the zoology museum at the University of the Witwatersrand here. "And if they're cornered, they may jump at you. They're just trying to get away, but people think they're attacking."
The prawn's tough hide makes it newspaper- and slipper-resistant. At up to three inches long, it has enough body mass to shake off most household insecticides -- the first shot just makes it more jumpy.
The New York Times
Worst of all, when threatened, it empties its bowels of a noxious black effluvium that disgusts predators and Parktonians alike.
In truth, Libanasidus vittatus is no prawn, nor is it confined to Parktown, a section of northern Johannesburg. It is a king cricket. But it does avoid poorer neighborhoods, which tend to be dry, preferring the wet, leafy gardens of elegant old mansions.
I may nevew eat pwawns again aftew this
Luckily Lacie's shwieks wewe heawd all ovew the compound, and hew pawsonal guawd and pwotectow, Toffee (Max's bwofew ) came wunning in a flash.
(eawliew, Max had sent this message to Lacie:
...I have the best dude for you and his name is TOFFEE! Let me tell you, this little guy is dynamite!!
*He kills any spider or creepy crawly in a flash.
*He is a ferocious 'Parktown prawn' killer(mmmm Large, very large crickets!)
* He will let no one else, but his own big ego, into your bed!
* He'll take on an elephant if you ask him to.
* He will listen to your stories and watch your every expression.
and the best of all
***HE ALREADY HAS THAT WARM, FUZZY FEELING FOR YOU!!!)
Well he pwoved himself by immediately chasing that howwible monstew away
of couwse Joey and Tannew just had to see what was up
Even though they awe used to vawious cwawlies, living in sunny Azwizona,
this was a bit out of of theiw league and they left it to Toffee
someone suggested we could make a meal of them, but I had totally lost my appetite
The views awe spectacoolaw..the fwiends we'we meeting wondewful and genewous, I'm awfully glad I came
but I think New Yawk City is a much safew place fow an Uwbanista like me
I just hope I make it back in one piece
( pleez go to Mango, Petey,Lacie,Joey and Tanner for more of our adventoowe)
Joey and Tanner http://joestains.blogspot.com/
Scruffy, Lacie, and Stanny http://holyterriers.blogspot.com/