Patient Update

If you look carefully, you can see he’s missing more parts. I think from various falls.

To my great surprise the butterfly is still with us. No, I have not named him. Yes, I did indeed go out and buy a bouquet of flowers for his enjoyment. It’s considered “enriching the environment”. It did not occur to me until after I strewed them about that they were going to die because they wouldn’t have water. I’ll either need to accept that fact and do nothing about it, accept it and clean up the dead flowers, or go buy more live flowers for the butterfly. I’ll let you guess which option is the most likely to occur. I’m definitely rethinking my former love of butterflies.

Before I added more water to the saucer. He needs the towels to keep from drowning. I think.

No surprise, WC is still with us as well. We had a day where we were sure that “this was it”. We’ve had many of those days. Yet again WC has rebounded, yowling to be fed if I don’t move quickly enough upon a demure meow. She’s still jumping up on furniture, cruising the downstairs. Checking out the humidifier is of great interest to both WC and BC. WC also likes to let me know when the litter pads need changing. WC likes to keep the staff alert and responsive. She has my husband completely under her paw. I suggested he and I might watch TV together. He looked distinctly uncomfortable and said that there was no room for me on the couch with him and WC, and that besides the couch was messy from her “issues”, and that really I wouldn’t enjoy being next to her. I have been displaced. And you all wonder why I am so cranky so much of the time.

She’s really a hobbit. I think this was her Elevenses

I’m very disappointed in my readership, I must confess. NOT ONE of you posted to let me know how long I might anticipate sharing my kitchen with the butterfly. Do you not realize that I need to climb up on the counter in order to see it? To refresh the water in the saucer? To make sure there is still food rotting in case it deigns to eat? Do you not realize that at this close proximity it is much more like a BUG than a butterfly??? I had to turn to the internet for hope – and you know how dangerous THAT can be. “For example, a swallowtail butterfly generally lives from six to 14 days while a monarch butterfly can live from seven to nine months.” Day 6. (and counting)

There is NOTHING patient about this one. “Stop aiming that ‘thing’ at me!”

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

6 thoughts on “Patient Update”

  1. So to be helpful (grin) I checked to see if butterflies can procreate asexually. They don’t – so no need to worry about future generations of that particular one appearing in your kitchen.
    Of course, I can’t guarantee it doesn’t have siblings.

  2. You have no idea how much I am hoping this was the sole cocoon on my plants. Thank you for the research!

  3. LOL!! At this rate, judging by WC, you can expect your butterfly to hang around until maybe April. So sorry that you’re now running a bug hostel. I, meanwhile, had another bird inside the house– this is my third one in the past couple of months. We cannot figure out how they get in. I love my birds but as you said about the butterfly, one does NOT appreciate their unique attraction when they are flying frantically from window to window, banging into them each time. WHERE ARE THEY COMING FROM??

  4. oh my goodness you had better not be even remotely correct!!!!! what if the butterfly thinks it’s a monarch and decides to live for NINE months??? I can’t put it outside – it can’t fly. omg. you are evil evil to have raised such fears.
    birds in the house? Honour raised the possibility of asexual reproduction. Is it possible you have a hidden cache of eggs somewhere?
    would you like to borrow a cat? a white cat???

  5. I’m sure i don’t have bird eggs. These are full grown birds– I think they’ve all been wrens. My theory is a nest tucked someplace near a window, but there’s no openings we can find. As for the butterfly, it is a swallowtail, not a monarch. 9 months is out of the question. Maybe Marilynn can tell you more. Her husband seems to be inadvertently raising them at their house.

  6. So sorry, I’ve been swamped with work and this is my first time reading blogs since probably Sunday! That is so wild that the butterfly is still alive! Thanks for providing her with a way to get a drink of water without drowning! I’m also very glad that WC is still with us.

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