Thursday, July 23, 2009

Exotic pets, 1656 edition

...and yet there was an honest woman (so always formerly reputed) executed at Cambridge in the year 1645 for keeping a tame Frog in a Box for sport and Phantasie, which Phantasie of keeping things tame of several species is both lawful and common among very innocent harmless people, as Mice, Dormice, Grasshoppers, Caterpillars, Snakes; yea a Gentleman, to please his Phantasie in trying conclusions, did once keep in a Box a Maggot that came out of a Nut, till it grew to an incredible bigness...

--From A Candle in the Dark--



ChocolateGodzilla said...

I think he's trying to say that dogs and cats and hamsters and guinea pigs and rats and mice were considered food

Trooper York said...

Well at least she didn't make sport with a gerbil.

That is a more modern fad.

Trooper York said...

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Trooper York said...

Unless you are a gerbil of course.

Trooper York said...

Gerbil is a funny name.

You know it is one of those names celebrities might name their kids like Apple or Brooklyn.

Gerbil Paltrow.

He has a very clean colon.

Trooper York said...

Hey it's not mean to talk about gerbils in a gay dudes blog is it.

I didn't mean to imply anything or whatever. Just kidding around.

I don't know the rules about that kind of stuff. I joke about everything. The evil blogger lady never mentioned gerbils when she was laying out the rules.