Halfway through a day of driving I stopped in a rest area on I-25 in New Mexico to stretch my legs. There, I found us THE MOST AWESOME PET EVER! After a short chase and a brief struggle, I managed to capture this wild creature and bring it back to the truck. Once inside it calmed down enough for me to call Tasha and let her know about the latest addition to our menagerie.
Jason: Hey babe, I just caught the GREATEST PET EVER.
Tasha: Oh my God. What did you do?
Jason: It's your next pet. Wanna guess what it is?
Tasha: I'm not sure I want to know. *sigh* What is it?
Jason: I caught a wild tumbleweed.
Tasha: You're insane.
Jason: You can take it for walks and house train it and everything.
Tasha: No, I can't. It's a plant. It can't walk.
Jason: When the wind blows it runs like crazy!
The conversation went on for a while like this with me trying to convince Tasha that a tumbleweed would make an awesome pet and her stubbornly denying it… because she's racist.
Anyway, I caught a wild tumbleweed and I think we're going to name it "Thistle", because we're not sure if it's a boy or a girl so we'll have to use a gender-neutral name. Well, I decided to name it Thistle because Tasha still denies that we can have a tumbleweed as a pet. But I've got news for her, I'll be home in a week and when I go back out on the road again, Thistle is staying home with her.