December 31, 2015

Introducing Sadie

Good morning, everyone!

Today I would like to introduce you to a new addition to the family, and her name is Sadie.

Is she a dog?

Not quite.

Perhaps a cat?


A bird? A fish? A hamster? A gerbil?

Nothing of the sort.

Sadie is a garden slug.

You read that right.

I can't resist the long eye stalks and slimy bodies of snails and slugs.

As you know, I took home a few snails that I found while vacationing in Florida.

Clint, Eastwood, and Bennett were their names.

Or if you'd like their full names...Clinton Oscar, Eastwood Timothy, and Bennett Harrison.

Soon a pair of tiny garden snails I found in my yard joined the family.

Their names were Shane Jonathan and Millie Ann.

Clint, Eastwood, Bennett, Shane, and Millie are gone now, so when I spotted Sadie munching away on a rotting mushroom, I couldn't help but take her in.

Sadie Mae is a beautiful slug girl that seems shy at first, but if you're very slow and gentle, she'll crawl up your finger with ease, waving those eye stalks at everyone in her path.

Please give a warm welcome to Sadie!

She's happy to be featured on a day as special as New Year's Eve.

You'll be seeing a lot more of her in the future!


  1. Hey Sadie!
    Wow, you're a super cool girl and I'm glad to meet you. I share my house with two hermit crabs and they will find you interesting.
    Grr and Woof,

    1. Hi, Sarge! Sadie says hello! She's settling in nicely to her new home...tomorrow I'll also introduce her two new housemates! Be sure to come by when that happens!

  2. Wow! We're glad to see someone else appreciates the little crawling creatures in our world too. We love looking under rocks and finding slugs and spiders and other creepy crawlies. In fact, we regularly feature creepy crawlies on our blog in summer. Ghostwriter just wishes the slugs would find something to eat besides her hostas!

    1. Hi, C.L.W.STEP! I can't resist those waving eye stalks all little gastropods have. I have heard they can be quite the garden pests! Thanks for stopping by to visit Sadie, and come back soon for more slimy stories!

  3. Replies
    1. Hi, Hailey and Zaphod! Sadie accepts your welcome. She's an interesting little girl! Have a great New Year full of wagging tails, belly rubs, and lots of yummy dog treats!

  4. All we can say is "ew" BOL! Mom made us type that!

    Happy New Year!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Happy New Year, Murphy and Stanley! Lol, it's okay, not everyone is fascinated by these slimy little guys! Tomorrow I'll be sharing the rescue story of my new snail Drifter, and I think even you doods will like it! He wouldn't be here if I didn't save him!


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