Didn’t you always want a pet as a kid? I did. Then we lost the class rabbit over Thanksgiving vacation and pet plans got put on hold.
A four-year-old in California has come up with the best way to trick your parents into getting you a pet: grow it inside you. Last month, Paul was at the beach, doing beach things, when he got a little clumsy, fell down and scraped his knee. No big deal. Until his knee got swollen and had a black lump in it a few weeks later.
Doctors gave him antibiotics, but it wasn’t helping enough. So his mom did what all mom’s do. Ignore the doctor and “pop” his swollen knee to drain it. Those doctor’s only went to medical school. I had a baby. I win.
Turns out, she was right, because out of his knee popped a little black thing. Which was a SNAIL. It thought his knee would be a nice little place to incubate, hatch and grow into full snailness.
Lucky for Paul, in order for him to capitalize on his medical freakness, he is allowed to keep the snail as a pet, and named it “Turbo” after the animated movie out this summer.
1) Kids have no creativity anymore. My little sister had a stuffed rabbit named “Jellybean Coolidge”
2) We’re all going to become snailpeople