Yep you read it right…. I’ve got worms and now I have beetles too!! Which can only mean 1 thing! Soon I’ll have more worms yippeee…… You all remember the old song no body loves me everybody hates me guess I’ll go eat worms? I remember my Mom singing that in a joking way when giving us pity parties as children… ( if you don’t know what a pity party is well you didn’t grow up right LOL) …..
well I still sometimes sing that song when I’m feeling low..sweet chariot…coming forth to carry me hoooooome… oh sorry got side tracked again…. this is about worms… y’all are still wonderin’ what in THE world is this feller talkin’ bout “he’s got worms”…. what kinda worms? earth worms? Tape worms? heart worms? brain worms? nope…. I’ve got mealworms!!!! I’ve had them for some time now actually ….. everyone knows what they are and they creep a lot of people out…. I don’t get creeped out by much…. so as usual I need to back up…. I’m not just a crazy guy with pet worms ( and beetles) ..well I guess now I am but that wasn’t the plan…. hopefully you reading this will recall that I had a very, very special friend… a friend that became family in nothing flat… he stole my heart and touched my soul… he is a Raven… SuK is his name… he’s since moved to World Bird Sanctuary outside of St. Louis, MO. a great place where he will have an amazing life making a difference in the lives of many, many people. The original plan was for him to become and educational bird for a wildlife center here in Washington as he was non releasable…. long story and “Sh!& happened” as they say and well my friend, my family , my blood brother was transferred around. Thankfully I got to participate in the decisions and some of the transfers but I won’t lie… it broke my heart… together he and I worked so hard for so long to create a strong bond of trust and love..I do believe that he loved me , and still does , same as I love him… I know when I go to visit him in St Louis he will remember me…he may be pissed but he’ll remember… that still doesn’t tell ya why I have worms in my office though… oh you thought they were outside? nope… they are in my office next to my desk…. they keep me company when writing, they remind me of him…they make me smile… ..you see one of his favorite treat was mealworms… I bought tons of them ..and they aren’t that cheap….and so I figured I would start my own “colony” , have fresh worms , not dried, and know what they ate was good so they’d be good for him….. I could have gotten rid of them or fed them to my local birds but the colony is started and fairly self sustaining…. may as well keep it…. as it grows I’ll thin it out by feeding the local birds special treats in honor of SuK but until then I’ve got worms….Long, thin, slimy ones; Short, fat, juicy ones, Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms…… but finally I now have beetles too 🙂 should have babies soon!!
I know I normally end my writings with a special string of things… but this time I think I’ll just toast SuK and go eat worms…… Love you and miss you Suk!!!