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Fall Colors in the Forest

When I was young we used to sing a song in the fall. “Autumn leaves are falling down… …red and yellow… gold and brown.” Leaves aren’t the only color I see on slugfari. Pink toadstools. Green moss. Beige and brown … Continue reading

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Still visiting

Our “visiting” slug was back again last week. He rode up and down on the garage door. Followed by a half-hour power-glide workout. He’s about 4 inches long — a little guy compared to my pet slug, but a giant … Continue reading

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The New Slug on the Block

Since my pet slug disappeared, I’ve been fostering the baby slugs it left in my fern pot.  I’ve watched them grow larger and larger and eventually leave the pot to fend for themselves in the cold cruel world.  Although there … Continue reading

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What? You’re Jealous of a Slug?

Our dog, Wumpie, is very smart. She can perform over 50 tricks. Her vocabulary tops 200 words. She’s pampered and arguably spoiled. Wumpie is fascinated with the slug pot. More accurately, she’s jealous of the slugs.  Just too much attention … 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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What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate.

May 2, 2011*   It poured the next day.  I stepped onto the doormat, picked up the newspaper and peered into the  pot.  The slug was still languishing on the soil between the ferns. I stuck my nose as close … Continue reading

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Tentacles

May 1, 2011* The winter of 2011 was Portland’s wettest in 116 years.  El Nino had invaded the West Coast and the sun retreated to the east. After months of rain and overcast my inner happy voice screamed, “It’s May … Continue reading

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