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Schrödinger's Pussy
Observing a box has never been this much fun
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17th-Nov-2008 07:50 am
That which feeds me also destroys me
On Friday, while downstairs, Brian discovered one of the little spotted salamanders that we enjoy finding outside. He thinks the little guy probably came through the drain and looked rather dried out. When he went to pick it up, it squirmed around showing it was still alive. The weather outside was bitter and he knew that the poor critter wouldn't survive to hibernate with the turn to the below normal cold spell.

So, he brought the little guy upstairs and put him in the orchid pot that sits in the kitchen garden window. He slipped into the bark and disappeared. Hopefully, he'll be able to survive there over the winter. Of course, my darling husband with the dark sense of humor thinks that one of two things will happen. Either our tiny rescue will feed on the occasional gnats from the other outside plants that overwinter in the window, or he'll provide excellent natural fertilizer for the orchid.

Now, the funny part. Brian forgot to tell me about this until Saturday afternoon. It's a DAMNED good thing I didn't find it on my own, or I think I would have totally freaked out!

In all, I rather like knowing the little guy is there. We shall call him Spot.
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17th-Nov-2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
We have a florida room filled with plants but the space is unheated and I've been moving all the plants inside. Andy has been refusing to let me move two plants because this ginormous spider took up residence on a web that spans the two pots. This spider is big enough to be taken for walks on a leash and his web is so awesome looking I couldn't bear to knock it down.

He is totally going to freak when he gets home today and finds that *all* the plants are in the house. *snicker*

I had no idea salamanders were native to Michigan. That's neat!
18th-Nov-2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember when I was a kid we'd find them outside a lot.
17th-Nov-2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh happy sammy!
18th-Nov-2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I want to have him!
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