In other sloughing off news, Reese the snake has shed another round of skin. These are also momentous events as he doesn't talk much or relate to us in the same ways the furry pets do. He sheds his skin to show his love (okay, it's a stretch, but he's a snake for cripe's sake!).
Back in the fall, when the days got shorter and cooler, he went into this sort of snake hibernation. It was an educational time for us. We got him a heat lamp, and he's become less hibernative over the last several weeks. Lately, he'd been acting and looking like he was going to shed. Last night, Meego presented me with three large pieces of skin.
After they shed, snakes are very active and alert, like they're all happy in their new clothes.
|Happy Reese, ready to party, and the old skin|
A hugfest ensued, boy and snake.
In other charitable donation news, Wolfgang and his track buddies totally geeked out a fun run on Friday night. It was a one-mile "race" at the university, the registration fee being an article of clothing for the Salvation Army. By "geeked out", I mean they wanted to see how fast they could do it, so they wore their fast shoes and warmed up and everything like for a real race. Most of the other participants were non-running college kids who just wanted the free food at the end.
I asked Wolfgang how it went
"We beat.... everybody? Including the bicycle pacers?"
Salvation army got some clothes. And I'm happy to report that Wolfgang managed to not lose any shoes... for a change.