Post by robinwhiskers on Sept 15, 2016 18:55:28 GMT
I lost Jewel two days ago...it hurt when Topaz and Garnet left in August but this death left me broken hearted...she had a special bond with me as I did with her. She laid eggs a week before, and I can't wait to raise her babies...I am somewhat glad she left in a way because she was so slow and old...I try not to think about her too much because it's just too hard. RIP Jewel
Post by robinwhiskers on Sept 15, 2016 18:58:10 GMT
I wish my current snails could live forever, and my three old snails dying has been too hard, so I'll probably be done with snails (at least for a while) after they all pass away, which I hope is in a very, very long time. I love them so much, and I can't decide if I want to stop having snails after my current snails pass away or if I want more...I feel like it's too hard to lose them, but without them I would miss snails so much. I don't know./
Oh I'm so sorry Robin Don't try to hold back the tears, let them all out when they want to come, and you'll feel better. You lost a pet, a little friend. It's ok to cry, really.
I've nearly wanted to give up snail keeping too when it's been too painful to lose them. Some forum members have done that. So it's understandable. I hope you'll keep helping snails in need of a safe home, though, but it's up to you.
Post by robinwhiskers on Sept 16, 2016 14:42:24 GMT
Thanks. Of course I'll keep my current snails for the rest of their lives (I assume Gemma will be next to pass away because the last of my 4 elderly Zachrysia snails) and enjoy them, and after that maybe I'll wait a week or so to see if I need more snails to keep me busy, lol.
Post by robinwhiskers on Sept 17, 2016 18:40:38 GMT
I didn't think loving snails too much would be a problem, but it's starting to get too hard. After my eight current snails pass away (hopefully within years, not weeks...I only have one elderly snail left and all my snails get amazing care) I'll see how it feels. This year I've also had a dog pass away, and we've rehomed two dogs and a bird so the snails have really made it hard when they die.
Post by pearthesnail on Sept 29, 2016 22:31:06 GMT
I'm really sorry you have lost more of your snails- it sounds like you have had a really tough year I felt the same when my snails died..I felt like I couldn't love any more pets and it felt like too much work to get a tank set up again etc. I really feel your pain. Maybe in time, when the time is right for you, you may open your heart up to another snail but for now just let yourselves greive and look after yourself
Post by robinwhiskers on Sept 30, 2016 1:02:28 GMT
Thanks. I was afraid Gemma was dying last night because she very slowly retracted into her shell (she never retracts into her shell and she is extremely old) but in the morning she was nowhere to be seen. Back to burrowing I guess!