Slimed!Posted: August 5, 2013
Last year it was so wet and rainy that our garden became THE holiday destination for slugs. Mummy went on a rampage with salt but as soon as one wave was defeated the next bus load of slug holidaymakers turned up. I didn’t mind, I kinda like the little fellas. So much so that mummy would often come downstairs to find one of my new friends on the carpet. She was not impressed.
Right about now, you’re probably thinking about lungworm. Mummy and daddy were such noobs that they didn’t know anything about lungworm and naively believed the shop assistant in the pet store when they were told it wasn’t a big issue and it was fine to give me a treatment that didn’t contain any protection against it. You can imagine the panic when they went home to read an article all about how lungworm is spread by slugs and snails and is a huge threat to dogs! You’ll be relieved to read that they now get me a decent treatment from the vets to make sure I’m completely protected.
Anyway to get back to my story, as we’ve had crazy hot weather lately the slug community decided to have stay-cations instead of visiting us so mummy relaxed her anti-slug campaign. But one or two extreme thrillseekers decided to visit Hotel Misaki despite the weather. The other night one slug decided he liked me so much he hitched a ride on yours truly for a tour around our house! Mummy was too freaked out to take any pics so this is a reconstruction:
Daddy kicked Mr Slug off the tour for not paying for his ticket and mummy got the job of brushing his slime out of my fur. Sadly I think Mummy is going to war with the slugs again. Sorry slug friends, but Hotel Misaki is closed for business.