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I swear.....I am a moron!!! (And a glutton for punishment!)

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by *Kathy*, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Okay, so I was way out in Lakeland on business today, and decided to see what their Petco had to offer.  I don't get out that way much, but try to stop there when I am in the area.

    ALLLLL PPs everywhere!  Not a single ruggie, which is what I was after.  Okay, so I made the kid open the straw tank, just for a peek.  I lifted a large straw up & there, underneath him, was a little shell.  I picked it up & it was occupied by a tiny little straw.  I tried desperately to get him to come out, and finally decided that he might not even be alive. :(   Then I found an even smaller shell, and tucked inside was an even littler straw.  (BP about the size of a pencil eraser.)  Again, NO movement whatsoever.

    I carried the both of them around in my hand for about 20 minutes....nothing.  I didn't know what to do.  I really didn't need anymore straws, but I couldn't leave them if they were that scared & possibly sick, so I brought them both home.

    NO MOVEMENT from either shell for the full 2 hour ride home.  "Great!" I thought....I brought home two dead crabs.  :crybaby2:

    Well, I brought them in to the house, and prepared their salt water bath with a heavy heart.  Poor little guys never stood a chance.  But, oh well, what is the harm of sticking them in the water just to make sure, right?

    OUT THEY POPPED!  :eek:

    Since I already have Straws named Candy Apple, Twizzler, and Gumdrop, I am keeping with the sweet candy theme for now......

    Meet Skittles, the smaller of the two~~~
    [img=300x253]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZ_012507015.jpg[/img]
    [img=300x251]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZ_012507021.jpg[/img]


    And this is Starburst (Look how big her shell is for that little body!) AND check out those new little toes~~~
    [img=300x233]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZ_012507034.jpg[/img]
    [img=300x249]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/glass_slipper917/ZZ_012507029.jpg[/img]


    You don't need to tell me that I took a big risk bringing these two anti-social, possibly dead darlings home.  I really wonder if they will survive, because they seem so stressed. :( But I know they stand a better chance with me, than if I had left them there at Petco.  I think if they make it  out of ISO, they will be housed with the "ants" and friends.  (I might move a couple of my other teenie straws over there, too.) 

    Keep your fingers crossed for Starburst & Skittles!!!
     
  2. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Sweet baby straws! Let's hope for the best!!!  :Good-Luck:
     
  3. vckums

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    Beautiful, and if anyone can get them healthy its YOU! :fingerscrossed:
     
  4. HERMEZ

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    Aw they are precious.......congrats--they stand a good chance dont give up  :pinkhat:
     
  5. Joey Oh

    Joey Oh Guest

    Awww Kathy they are sooo cute!  I'll keep my  :fingerscrossed: for them!  Make sure you keep us updated!
     
  6. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    They are really cute Kathy, congratulations.

    Speaking of nails though, wow, did YOU just molt or something?
     
  7. Joey Oh

    Joey Oh Guest

    :chuckle:
     
  8. justanoob

    justanoob Guest

    Your not a moron, you just to easy :think: Congrats they are lovely little guys :pinkhat:
     
  9. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Congrats! I would have taken the wittle guys home too if I were you Kathy!  :partyhat4: You aren't a sucker, you're a sweetheart for crabbies that are wittle and sick! :inv:
     

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