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2011 – The Year of My Pet Slug

In 2011 a big, beautiful banana slug took up residence in a pot of ferns on our front porch for 6 months. My Pet Slug napping in the fern pot. (Right center in pot.) The wood grate is our welcome … Continue reading

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Surprise! You’re a Mother or Father or?

July 2011 After dinner, on a delightful July evening, I strolled out the front door to check on my little mollusk. I dropped some lettuce into the slug-less fern pot. Hmmm…wonder where it’s gone to now. I scanned the vicinity … Continue reading

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Ding Dong…Slug Calling

June 2011* I tossed and turned last night mulling over how to catch you up on the amazing goings on in the slug pot. (It’s been nearly five months since discovering my pet slug.) So many things have happened since … Continue reading

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Slugs in the Paper Not Just On it.

May 2011* The newspaper had been running a series of articles about slugs in the Home and Gardens Section — mainly about how to get rid of them. How to kill them. Our home backs onto a natural area that … Continue reading

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Let Us Lettuce.

  May 2011* My regular early morning step out the front door to check on the slug pick up the morning paper stopped me dead.  My slug wasn’t in its pot, on the wall or anywhere on the porch. Frantically, … Continue reading

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Do Not Disturb Slug!

  May 2011* Some days take unexpected turns that change one’s view of life. As I drove off early for meetings and errands, I dodged workmen randomly roaming the neighborhood. Some wore tool belts and carried hammers; some wore dockers … Continue reading

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Getting Fixed and Blurting

  May  2011* The dog ran to the door and the cat crawled under the sink as soon as doorbell rang. I picked up the dog and answered the door. “Ma’am, we’re here to examine your house for the HOA … Continue reading

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Samesies or different?

  May 2011* The slug was still there the next morning. Suddenly I remembered a few years ago, on  my way out for an early morning walk, I had snapped an iPhone picture of a big slug on our recycling … Continue reading

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Read and White and Green All Over

  May 9, 2011* You know how dogs sometimes fetch the newspaper?  Apparently, so do slugs.  What to do? What to do?  I ran inside grabbed my iPhone and snapped my daily slug shot. “Bob, you know that slug I’ve … Continue reading

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Ding Dong the Slug is Gone!

May 3, 2011*   My new morning routine had become: Step on the door mat, look in the fern pot and pick up the paper. “Well, well, well, no slug,”  I said out loud.  The critter had finally moved on.  … Continue reading

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