Post by LondonSnailLover on Oct 11, 2017 13:05:03 GMT
I just had to share my sorrow over the death of Tsubasa (Japanese word for "wings" because she came all the way up to my fourth floor window to find me), my first garden snail who's been with me for almost four years. I don't think anything happened to her. She was healthily eating just a few days ago. Perhaps it's just age or the fact that she always had a slightly cracked shell that finally caught up with her. I found her lying on her back, which is something she did quite often, but her body had shrunk a bit and I just knew...
It's hard to explain to "normal" people how much she meant to me and how much joy she brought to my life, so I hoped to share a post in her honour here on this site with hopefully more likeminded people.
Aside from me, she touched the lives of many and changed the mindset of many of my friends towards snails. I can't quite get myself to bury her in some random park (I live in central London), so am thinking about getting an indoor potted plant and bury her there. (If anyone has any experience with this, please let me know)
RIP Tsubasa I know what you feel I remember when my first snail passed away I was 8 and I spent hours and hours crying, I loved my snail a lot, and nobody understood me. Even my grandma told me to stop crying, because "it was a only a damn snail" But my snail Roxán was my pet and she meant a lot to me. And I confess that I don't remember having cried more in my life lmao