It's not often we "buy" a friend.
But I bought her for my own birthday gift some 11 years ago
She proved a daily gift... to me.. for her entire life
who came to me at 7 weeks old
out of a cage of nearly 30 animals when
I stuck my hand down in and waited .. until one came to me..
and she, of them all ... did
am so glad she Did :)
Once when she was very little,
I had her on a necklace
around my neck.. where she had curled into the ball
for which her breed is named and went to sleep
I forgot she was there
went to the store and the clerk made comment
looking like a knot of rope on a cord ...
Around my neck, giving me little snakey hugs
and occasional snake kisses in my ear..
which tickles :)
She of whom my granddaughter's
tried to hug and I had to explain that
Precious could hug them,
but that it's hard to hug Precious :)
She would let me know she was hungry
by praying to the Mouse God.. :)
As we came to call the maneuver
by crawling up the side and nosing the top glass of her cage
doing the occasional thud snake.. when she fell over,
till she got big enough to stand up there :)
eye balling the latest batch of kittens..
Watching all the little "spooks" on her pretty sides change
just a bit every time she shed into beautiful new scales :)
In her own reptile fashion she felt love
and gave love ..all the days of her life
I will miss her..
May the Snake Gods Welcome Her
Who is no more but give them due anyway