Oh, what would I do without the endless entertainment of my children?
Children who, when they find a slug under the deck, proceed to beg and plead with their mother to keep it.
They have a cat.
They have some fish.
They have a gerbil.
It's not like we have a lack of animal life in the house.
My poor, sad, deprived children needed to befriend a slimy little vegetable destroyer because we obviously don't have any invertebrates in the house.
Ok, well he almost looks, well, personable in the picture below.
Look at those cute little eyes at the end of slimy stalks.
Sluggy was pretty big too! They couldn't just find any slug, it had to be 2 inches long.
Sluggy is gone now. He hung around in a jar for a while, ate some cucumber, slugged around, entertained my kids massively and then we released him back under the deck.
My daughter actually cried about how much she missed Sluggy. I had to explain to her that winter was coming and slugs needed to do certain slug things.
Tears from the girl who when told that our cat Buffy could choke with string around her neck told me “That's ok, we'll just get another cat.”
Over a slug.
But we can get a new cat.