Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sad Day!

I just need to make a post in memory of Peter! For Tanner. Two years ago, we decided to venture out to the pet scene. We decided for Tanner's 5th birthday we would get him a hermit crab. We did our research and found that they do better with more of them. At the time, it was just Tanner and Tyler so we got them each a crab. Tanner got one with a shell painted like a baseball and Tyler's painted like a flower. Tanner named his Peter and Tyler, she's original, named hers flower...for the flower on her shell. Anyway, we were quite happy that we actually got them to live longer than just a few days. But as with all good things, they must come to an end. Tyson went to give water to Peter this morning and discoverd Peter had expired on us. We think he was molting and didn't have a bigger shell to move into, so his old skin stayed in his same shell with him. Tyson believes when they molt, they give off a chemical that is potentially poisonous to them and other crabs. Because he didn't have a different shell to go into, we think he died from the toxic fumes. He was a good crab. We had a little funeral service for him and buried him in Grandma and Grandpas side yard this afternoon. Thanks Peter for all the great times we had as a family. Rest in piece.

3 comments:

Connie said...

I think it's worth mentioning that Jacob was overcome with grief for this little pet called Peter. Even the goodies we brought back from Mexico couldn't console him. It was truly a sad day for the Lybbert household.

Cori said...

I'm so sorry about your pet. That always happens!! Ihope it doesn't get too sad over there. By the way I added you guys too.

Jodi said...

WOW!
I can't believe he lived two years!!
I've heard they have a life expectancy of like 90 days or something!
He's probably in pet heaven... where is that??!!