Monday, May 05, 2008

Another sad day

The dashchund's girlfriend, our neighbours' spaniel, Eilidh had to be put down yesterday. She wasn't that old - just over eleven, but she had been ill for a while, so the end wasn't unexpected. Nevertheless, it was a sad end to a sad week.

And just to prove that these things always go in threes, I found Stotious the snail upside down in his tank today. Actually, he'd been upside down for most of the week, and I was watching to see if anything might change. A light sniff of the shell opening confirmed the worst.

Wardrobe still seems to be going strong, and getting bigger all the time. It's probably for the best his diminutive friend is gone - snails being hermaphrodite, keeping two of them inevitably means more will appear in time.

It's spring now - certainly the beech trees think so - can we have some good news for a change?



Anonymous norby said...

James, what is going on over there? My goodness...

May 07, 2008 1:33 pm  
Blogger JamesO said...

These things always go in threes, norby. I don't know why. Hopefully things will start to look up now.

May 08, 2008 10:52 am  
Anonymous norby said...

Fingers crossed James...

May 08, 2008 2:26 pm  
Blogger highlandwriter said...

Bleeepity-bleep! You have been through the ringer this week. A sorrow filled show, but then that's the wee beastie of life.

I truly wish you a turn in the tide. You are due, you are due.

Hang in there,

Btw, not to be gallows humor, but that photo of Stotious the snail still looks like a lunch plate to me. ;-) (yeah, go ahead and kick me. I guess I'm due for making that comment!)

May 08, 2008 11:52 pm  

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