My pet Peeve

So, if you read my first entry, you most likely know that I had been advised to get a pet of some kind so that I don’t feel lonely. 

But given the type of creature I am, I never feel lonely. In fact, I actually like being alone, without an annoying neighbor/flatmate/whoever else. 

And yet the villain with a key name T.H.E.R.A.P.I.S.T. is bugging the bloody heck out of me, saying that getting a friend is going to help my emotional health and quicken the socialisation process. 

So yesterday she sent me an e-mail asking whether I prefer dogs or cats, and I said I’d very much rather get a snake. And guess what? The strange lady came to my flat right after I came back from school and brought me a box, and said I shouldn’t open it just yet. She and some guy then brought a tank with fake plants and an oak log. It was about 40 gallons. I knew she was up to something.

And then she said I should open the box.

I decided to examine it first. It was a wooden crate with five holes on each side. It was tied with a black ribbon, like a gift. 

I, being me, tore off the ribbon with my teeth and lifted a lid. A worm-like creature with scaly brown and black skin lifted its head and sliced the air with its forked tongue.

It was, of course, a snake.

T.H.E.R.A.P.I.S.T. backed off while I examined the creature.

“A lady I know was giving him away,” she said, “I thought you might like him.”

I stared.

“His name is Cookie,” she said, an expression of concern on her face. 

“That’s a dumb name,” I replied, “Such amazing creature deserves a better one.”

She just shrugged and said it was my new pet and I could name him anything I wanted.

I named him Peeve. 

T.H.E.R.A.P.I.S.T. helped me put Peeve’s tank on the dresser. He curled into a ball and didn’t move. I think he fell asleep.

I think she was trying to find a compromise. I got a pet that won’t bother me. 


I got an e-mail from her just now. She says she found me a flatmate. We meet tomorrow.


One thought on “My pet Peeve”

  1. Peeve. Reminds me of Peeves, the HP character. Probably fitting for a snake. I hope you and Peeve can develop an understanding with each other soon enough. He can keep you silent company if the potential roommate bugs the fuck out of you.

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