Gemma, Ninfa and their friends came caroling tonight. They are so good!
At least, that is what I call her. She is a local stray that I have watched grow from kitten to adult. She is well-fed by various people at the condos. Unfortunately, that doesn't fill her hunger for affection and attention. I carry a small amount of kibble on my walk, not because she needs the food, but because if I don't feed her she follows me.
She knows me well enough now that when she sees me coming she makes a certain cry and rushes out of the bushes to greet me. I enjoy seeing her, but I wish she had a forever home. I do wonder if she could be happy as an indoor cat after all this time on her own.
On my walk this morning I happened upon these synchronized snails. Snails such as these are a common sight in Singapore. They are on the grass, crossing the sidewalk, climbing buildings.
When I first saw them they were eating cat kibble. I didn't know they did that. I was also surprised to discover that they have two sets of antennae. On further research when I arrived home, the long ones have "eyes" on the ends of them. The shorter pair are for feeling things. They have denticles on their tongues, teeth-like ridges. They secrete mucus to help them "walk". They are the slowest moving land creature, averaging 0.03 mph.
If we leave later than 6:30 pm the back gate is closed at school forcing us out the front gate. One of the houses we pass has hibiscus bushes all across their boulevard. Just before dusk they seem to glow.