“Shall we be merry? As merry as crickets, my lad “
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Poins, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 89. Hal and his companions at the tavern in Eastcheap.
TIME: 10:08 PM
Every couple of weeks, Blade the gecko gets crickets put in his cage as part of his diet. In addition to being gecko nourishment, they also provide a source of entertainment for Jack the cat. Although we’ve had many crickets in house since the week before Christmas, tonight was the first time I heard them chirping merrily away in the aquarium.