|Cute is as cute does.
This photo, taken yesterday, shows Ailsa dressed in her finery (clip-on earrings, I swear!) for a birthday party.
This seemed sort of odd to me, but the snake in question was a little bit fuzzy and apparently housebroken. Being a cobra, it had the traditional U-shaped design on the back of its head, and Ailsa promptly christened it “U-U”.
It was a very nice snake, well, usually it was a pretty nice snake, but one time, when it was just a baby, it bit her on the hand!
“Oh my goodness!” I exclaimed. “Were you ok?”
“Yes,” Ailsa said. “She was just a baby, and I had told her not to eat all the treats. But she did, so I gave her a spanking on the bum,** and then she bit me.”
“She promised not to do it again, though, and she hasn’t. I love her.”
* Possible future post. You probably shouldn’t hold your breath.
** See? This blog is educational. I bet you didn’t even know that snakes had bums!