Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blind snake

We had a visitor the other day: a blind snake. He/she was enjoying some spilled water (or dog drool?).

Blind snakes are tiny snakes that look like earthworms. They eat ants and other little insects. We see them outside in our garden mulch most of the time, but once in a while they get in the house. Because they're so tiny, they're really difficult to catch without squishing them. But I got this one outside without incident.

We finally have cold weather, but no real rain to speak of.

Star in coat, under blanket. Space heater not shown.
Dozer's thyroid levels are still low ("for a dog of his size" says the vet), so we are going to raise the dose. But you can see that the thyroid meds have given him a bit of zing back. OMG, he's playing with Star!

I've just signed a contract to work for a "Big Four" firm when I graduate. Byrd and I are both pretty excited that I'm finally going to be a financial asset. Sadly, it looks like I'll have to stop fostering and volunteering for a few years, because I'm never home anymore, and it only gets worse at Big Four.

I'm also going to need to find some help for the daily updates and duties over at StopBSL. Giving it up is out of the question. But I've been late to class a few times while slamming out alerts, and I really should be focusing on studying, not worrying about updates. What a dilemma.


Marji said...

Thank you! I have a blind snake in my yard and kept wondering what s/he was! And I was too lazy to look the animal up. I have to inspect the lawn before I mow, because s/he likes to curl up in the grass.

Congrats on the job!!!!

Phil said...

Congratulations on the new job! How exciting! Best of luck.

cinci_celine said...

What kind of help are looking for?

Daisy Dog said...

BSL on breaks and lunch time :) Congrats on the job! Thats great, I know I have really missed your regular blogging, but stay in touch when you can. Dozer looks great, as does Star.