Okay-so a couple of weeks ago I was mourning the loss / death / demise of one of my hermit crabs, Smiley. The name is obvious. Check out his shell. I posted a picture which looked like a crime scene.
There you see limbs galore littering the bottom of the terrarium. You can barely see cohort Spidey in the corner, lurking around. I suspected foul play. I asked my readers and many felt the same way. Did Spidey do it? All I know is that I was sad. So I cleaned up the debris and tapped on the shell to ensure that all the pieces parts came out. Then I decided it might not be good to leave the shell inside since there might be some “stuff” left in that might start to stink so I stuck it outside in my herbs—nestled among my spearmint and peppermint. Every time i walked out on the deck and saw my mint I was reminded of Smiley and of the good years we had together. (At least 2)
Yesterday I was rearranging some stuff on the deck and moved the mint. I thought the shell looked odd so I picked it up. AND SMILEY POPPED OUT! Yep!!! He was reborn!!!! I about fell over!!!! It was a Christmas miracle!!! Here the poor critter was molting according to several articles that I found. I was amazed! I never even considered this!!! The articles talk about how they need privacy, a separate tank, dark, etc. and what did I do???I banned him to the outside elements in a pot plant of mint!!! For 3 weeks!!!! PLEASE do not call PETA! I was just ignorant!!!
To ensure Smiley’s privacy I did not try to get too great of a picture. Quite frankly I am still in shock. When I emailed my sons the older one, who shall remain nameless,
Micah, said “Mom, you need a job”. Well, I never. I was just excited to have a member of my family back again!!! So I am hoping that the miracle continues and know that you will rejoice with me in the reincarnation of Smiley the wonder hermit crab!!! I think he still has some growing to do….he is a mere shadow of his former self so I think the appendages are in the growth stage—–I have to go read more of that above article!!!
Today is Friday Fill In over at Hilary’s at Feeling Beachie. I haven’t done this for weeks so here it goes!!! Hop on over and check out her site. She posts 4 statements each Friday for folks to fill in and answer. She always needs cohosts so if you have some good statements let her know!! Here are the questions this week and MY answers. They are overshadowed by my reincarnated Smiley news, I know, but try to muscle on through!
This week’s statements:
- I don’t understand why ____
I don’t know what is worse___
My ____always get cold
I wish I owned a ___
- I don’t understand how people can be so oblivious. Seriously, folks, get a clue and take a look around you and your environment! Don’t let the door slam in someone’s face when you could have held it open. Don’t drive 20 mph in a 45 mph zone, don’t talk on your cell phone when you are checking out in a line and totally ignore the cashier. The list goes on. YOU know what I am talking about!
I don’t know what is worse— reality tv shows or actually sitting down and WATCHING said reality tv shows!!! Guilty??? Sometimes!!! 🙂
My feet always get cold. Ask the hubby.
I wish I owned a private plane complete with pilot and a nice crew who could shuttle me to all the places that I have been driving these days. 11 1/2 hour driving days are wearing on me a bit.
There you have it !!! Have a great weekend and rejoice with me in the rebirth of one of our family!!! 🙂