Critters, part 2

Okay, so when I wrote about the furry critters a week and a half ago I honestly meant to post a second blog about the crabbies a few days later….but, well, life happened.

Hubs left the country, and I (on schedule) started coughing green shit up again and spent 4 days pretty sure I actually had an invisible ice pick in the back of my neck. The ghosts that stabbed me with an ice pick around C6 (and if you get that, I’m sorry….but yay for you! for knowing what the hell I’m talking about half the time!) seemed to have pulled it out, and despite the fact that I seem to cycle around 3-5 weeks between coughing green crap up (but there’s nothing wrong and I don’t need a bronchoscopy) and it cycling back back to me being able to breathe without my inhaler, I’m surviving 2016. Sort of.

Anyway….the crabbies….


The crabby enclosure. They have it pretty good.

Because we have the 3 cats, we seem to acquired hermit crabs too. Because that makes sense.

First we have Speedy. We’ve had him the longest. (I think it’s a him….do hermit crabs have genders??) Speedy and another crabby (who has since died) that my oldest won for my youngest at the county fair 2 1/2 years ago started this whole thing.



Next up is Stimpy. Kid asked for a name, I graduated in ’91…do the math =)


Stimpy, despite his namesake, isn’t as social.

We also have Harry. Because it turns out that hermit crabs do better in colonies of at least 3, and the kid is a Harry Potter geek =)


The pink shell was actually George’s, but he grew, so Harry’s apartment hunting.

Finally, we have George, who is huge! We all agree he must be a different sub-species of hermit crab or something, but he got BIG over about a year.



So, there you have it. Three cats, and four hermit crabs.

We’ve always had animals, and lots of different kinds. I had peach canaries a few years ago, we’ve had hamsters, parakeets, … a ferret named Mokie who was in love with my Border Collie Dera. Seriously, it was like a Pepe le Pew cartoon. Mokie has a new home with 4 other ferrets after we moved several years ago, and we lost Dera 2 years ago. Her ashes are on my mantle. My kids have grown up around all kinds of critters to love and raise. The circle of life and all that.

Now we have rescue cats and some hermit crabs.

4 responses

  1. Yay, I know C6! I’ve only got problems in my T and L spine (ha, only). Can’t imagine how much the neck stuff must hurt because of all of the nerve roots up there in such a small area. Glad you’re on the mend, at least from the acute pain.

    Hermit crabs are so cool! I’ve never kept them, but I did take care of them at the pet hole. Their eyes crack me up. Weird and cute little sea bugs. Have you heard them squeak?

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    1. Ha! Only! Sisters in pain, amiright? I totally understand pain in the L spine area. One of the things that precipitated them giving in and doing my hip reconstruction at 34 was SI joint pain cluing them into everything being seriously pulled out of allignment. I’ll have to do a blog about my hip. November will be 9 years, and I’m in the medical journals! Woot! Woot!
      Grey’s actually had an episode…Callie had a guy with cervical spondylitis and a failed fusion. She built him a new titanium neck. I want a Dr Callie Torres SO bad!!

      Haven’t heard them squeak, but they each have quite the personality.

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  2. What do they eat? Do they like chocolate? 🙂

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    1. You don’t have to worry about them making off with your Dilly bars! Their favorite treat is fresh coconut. Mostly they just eat fruit based food pellets and fruits and vegies.

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