Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Guess who showed up?

While I was moving camping equipment down in the basement yesterday in preparation for a weekend away, I found a shed snakeskin. It was pretty big. "Uh oh," I thought.

Then I looked up and saw 5" of tail sticking out from behind a piece of wall. I must confess, I seriously considered not telling Ellie and just letting him be -- obviously he is/was thriving! But he's not, technically, my snake. So I took a deep breath, and called her.

To her credit, she worked for about 1/2 hour, with an ice pack, a long sleeved jacket, and a lot of patient tugging, enduring being hissed at and even snapped at once, and she's got her Zipper back.




Sigh.

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6 Comments:

At 7:27 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Ellie looks very proud to have recaptured Zipper. He looks very healthy and makes a fine choker.

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Caffeine Girl said...

Does your daughter know how lucky she is to have a mom who would let her have a snake?

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

And I thought it was just me. LOL. My 12 yo says "way to go".

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Ruby Louise said...

Yay Zipper! I probably shouldn't mail you George, the 6+ foot rat snake from the backyard, then. That's ok. He might eat the chickens. :-)

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

What a cool snake!

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, my. Was this in the job description when you signed on to motherhood?

 

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