The smallest little snail

I was late for work. The last thing I should have been doing was stop and start taking pictures. But I couldn’t resist. It was the smallest snail I have ever seen.

Can you see him? He's even got little snail antennae and everything!

Can you see him? Isn’t he adorable?

Honestly, I wanted to take him home and keep him and pet him. I’d name him Minimis and hope he wouldn’t get much bigger.

Then I got into my trusty Jeep and drove to work.

Mondays suck.

Introducing: Walter

We’re getting a puppy.

Yes, I know we already have two dogs. Yes. I know they’re a lot of work. Yes, my family…ah…No, my family (aka: dog-free parents) doesn’t know…and it would be really good if no one tells them. Try to keep this hush-hush. ūüėÄ

(credit: breeder picture)

(Walter at 3 weeks old)

(Walter...a little older)

(Walter…a little older)

That’s him in the pictures. He’s only a few weeks¬†old, so he can’t come home right now. He’s coming at the end of April.

In order to get ready, we’ve already contemplated new fencing, food, toys, blankets, gadgets, and bowls. We also¬†chose a name. Walter.

You might wonder how on earth this little guy came to have such a serious name…Well, I can’t take credit for that one. In a moment of weakness, I told my hubby he could pick the name.

Now we have Walter the puppy coming to live with us.

No matter what his name is, I’m sure he’ll be a lovely, quiet, well-behaved puppy.

I’m sure he won’t pee on the rug¬†or get dirty.

I’m sure he’ll be respectful of guests.

I’m sure he’ll inspire a ton of new posts.

Just for fun, wanna guess what breed he is? I’ll give you a hint. He’s not an akita.

A little bit of magic

We live in the country. It’s truly beautiful. But it’s full of bugs.

There are insects here that defy comprehension. One was so large it looked prehistoric, like it had managed to skip evolution altogether to come to our living room. Another appeared inside our washing machine. After my discovery-shriek had stopped shaking the rafters, I wondered how on earth it had managed to get in there. Others come by the hundreds.

You’d think we would leave¬†but it’s peaceful in the country, the dogs love it and finally, some times, we get this…



She was outside my bedroom window this very morning.