You thought this was going to be some deep, theological post about being created in God's image and bearing His name, didn't you? That would be great, except I'm not much of one for writing. I've tried a few times, but I always end up sounding like (or writing like?) a 12-year-old, eager to impress his parents, using big words in the wrong context... and, well, I'll stop now before I prove my point.
God's Creatures. This was, apparently, how I adoringly referred to bugs when I was a little girl. I'm sure my parents could tell the story better, but there was an instance when one of them was going to kill a bug, to which I protested "but they'yo one of God's cweetchos!" And of course I wanted to keep them all as pets. (In fact, I have a big scar on my head that happened while I was playing in the dirt with earthworms, but that's another story.)
I still like bugs. Even the nasty ones, as long as they aren't in my house. So we have adopted two awesome Cat Spiders. From the right angle, their bodies look like a cute little cat head with eyes and ears! Can you see it?
The Little One we just discovered a couple of days ago. He is cute. But he lives right outside our front door, so if you come to visit, be careful that you don't bring him in with you.
The Big One lives right outside our bedroom window, and has now for at least a couple of months. We can watch him through the glass without worrying that he will attack and rip our faces off. Yesterday, his web caught him a tasty meal.
There you have it. Pets that you don't have to buy food for or worry about when you go on vacation.