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Li’l Bug-Eyes

Scourge of lizards, vanquisher of millipedes, slayer of very small moths

Scourge of lizards, vanquisher of millipedes, slayer of very small moths

It’s one of my affectionate nicknames for Galileo although mostly I call him Gally.

Yesterday he heard earthworks 300 metres away and ran away to hide. He didn’t have his bell on so I didn’t know where he was.

After 4 hours he returned, dark from the rain-drenched grass, wild with joy and relief.

His house-training’s dodgy, he chewed through the irreplaceable sound cable of Clive’s cherished keyboard, and he only has one interface with the human world – me.

I want to hold him tight but know I mustn’t.

In the fields and woods, he’s King; leader of our little pack; bristling with electric happiness.

I see you, Galileo.

Galileo waits for the rest of us

Galileo waits for the rest of us to catch up

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  1. July 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Pretty now to encourage him on a proper chew toy 🙂

    • July 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      He has loads of them! 3 ‘raggers’ (rope chew toys), a kong (which we put peanut butter in), dumb-bells, balls, even a pretend foot! What he seems to do is drag a blanket so that it covers a cable, then he has one of his toys there as well and we think that’s what he’s chewing. We find the best thing is to have as many cables as possible up in the air where he’d never get a purchase.

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