The Tribble-ations Of Pet Ownership

| Related | December 15, 2013

(I have just received a box in the mail. I open it and pull out a package of furry, round cat toys. My teen daughter and I are both geeks.)

Daughter: “Finally! Tribbles!”

(Tribbles are from ‘Star Trek’. They are extremely cute and cuddly, and are about the size and shape of a furry soccer ball. They also multiply VERY quickly. Gremlins also multiply rapidly but require water to do so.)

Me: “Baby tribbles.”

(I throw one onto the floor for the cats. It lands near their water bowl.)

Daughter: “No! It’ll multiply, won’t it?!”

Me: *annoyed glare* “No, that’s gremlins. You’d think I’d have taught you better!”

Daughter: “But, tribbles multiply so easily! It’s not safe.”

Me: “I wish these would. Then I wouldn’t have to buy them so often.”

Daughter: “But they’ll multiply and fill the house!”

Me: “Good. I can sell the extra ones on [auction website].”

Daughter: “But then they’d cover the whole planet.”

Me: “Okay. We’ll find the Klingon home world and dump the extras there.”

(My daughter and I laugh as we remember that the Klingons went out and hunted down every last tribble in existence. Go geeks!)


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