Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Saddam, Year 2

Last Friday marks the second anniversary of my meeting Saddam the crawdad. Since then, Saddam has grown like a weed. He is now at least five inches long and growing. From his original hole next to the patio, he has expanded to a location near the steps. I can only conclude that he is expanding his home to accommodate a growing family.

He's getting bold in his advancing years. Every night he has been sitting with his body almost all the way out of his hole so that I can clearly see his claws and get an estimate of his size. On Sunday night I went outside to see him sitting all the way on my patio. I must have startled him because he ran back to the grass trolling for bugs. You know, the little guy is really starting to grow on me. I'll get a picture if I can.

And in a few more years, he'll end up being a GREAT lobster dinner.


Anonymous said...

You owe it to your readers to get that picture!

kayakdave said...

How do you know he's a he? :-)

MountainLaurel said...

Have you ever heard of a girl named Saddam?

kayakdave said...

Married her!!!!!!

MountainLaurel said...

Whoops.. my bad.. ;-)