I don't know who the idiot Veterinarian is that is taking kickbacks from the worm industry but we were given two choices for the Squirrel's Independent Science Research project since Tadpoles were kicked out. [click the link first link to read about the project stupidity and the second for the denial. Thanks!]
Black worms or mosquito larvae.
Mosquito larvae are almost useless to her experiment so Black Worms it is.
Guess how much the lil' wigglers cost?
EIGHT DOLLARS A WORM.
[Why, yes. YES I am actually SCREAMING at you.]
We need FIFTY.
Did you miss that? EIGHT DOLLARS A WORM
[throat getting sore].
This is just about my dinner budget for one night for one worm? Holy god.
Oh, and the Veterinarian that denied the original project was worried about who would take care of the frogs [who would be grown beyond tadpoles] once her project was over. The "cruel and inhumane" part of the denial remember?
I didn't think we were releasing lion cubs into the wilds of the Serengeti with no skills....they are EFFFFFFFFING FROGS. I am pretty damn sure they can figure out how to survive at our local pond.
I seriously think I need throat spray now because I am STILL SCREAMING.
We will now have GOLD STAR worms. 400 EFFFFFFING DOLLARS worth of worms.
My food budget for one month.
As I alluded to in the title - that Vet must be getting a kickback. I am almost sure it is from the website that we are buying these worms from.
Anyone want to chime in on how STUPID this is? And bet your boots I am going to be all over the net warning people away from this Veterinarian.
Two EFFFFFFFFINGS and a STUPID have now rendered me mute from screaming. You are welcome. :)
Please do NOT tell me to change the project or not buy the worms or whatnot - I have tried everything - the year is fading away and she needs to start this project sooner then later and she has to pick now. I am not an indulgent parent - the school is forcing my hand. I am angry and I have no one to listen to how ridiculous this all is.
I am going over to visit Linda and look at her sunsets at Myrtle Beach. 'Tis about the only thing calming to me right now. Well the pics and the drink she taught me to make ::winking at Linda::