COLD DARK ROOM

Ray--Opo

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Hi everyone I'm just quickly checking in after what has been a very difficult month + for me.
Sadly my brother died on 7th May.
He sailed through his treatment but a week after he finished that he was killed by a blood clot.
We are all devastated to have lost him so soon to something that may have been unavoidable.
We know we would have lost him eventually bit we all thought we would soon be able to spend time which covid has robbed us of because we had to stay away from him.
It is some consolation that he died quickly and that he didn't have to go through a slow decline which the brain tumour would have eventually caused but I still can't quite believe he's gone.
We were only able to hold his funeral yesterday so everything is still quite raw, but I will be back popping in more often soon.
I hope you are all well and happy and I'll see you all soon.
Take care x
My condolences Lyn, Rose and I will keep you in our prayers.
 

Ray--Opo

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Well my weekend has been a very busy weekend. I have started on my empty wine bottle wall around the torts enclosure. And it does not look too bad even if I say so myself. Adnd Kahli has been getting acquainted wit her new digs. She does give me the run around and I have to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes looking for her, she hides very well.

At first I was worried that she was not eating. But I moved her food ledge to the side that she seems to be favouring and this morning I saw that quite a bit of her crested gecko food was gone. Yayyy she is eating. She has eaten a waxworm, and I think a Dubia roach (I cannot be sure on this one as I did not see her eat it) . And I don't think she likes the Turkistan roaches.

So here is a pic of the wall, it is not completed and I have to fix up some of the cement work and make it look neater. And I still have to put another two or three levels on as well.

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And here are a few pics of Kahli, just to share, because I can:

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Nice wall, what a great idea! Is Kahli wild or a pet?
 

Mystic_Queen

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Well my weekend has been a very busy weekend. I have started on my empty wine bottle wall around the torts enclosure. And it does not look too bad even if I say so myself. Adnd Kahli has been getting acquainted wit her new digs. She does give me the run around and I have to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes looking for her, she hides very well.

At first I was worried that she was not eating. But I moved her food ledge to the side that she seems to be favouring and this morning I saw that quite a bit of her crested gecko food was gone. Yayyy she is eating. She has eaten a waxworm, and I think a Dubia roach (I cannot be sure on this one as I did not see her eat it) . And I don't think she likes the Turkistan roaches.

So here is a pic of the wall, it is not completed and I have to fix up some of the cement work and make it look neater. And I still have to put another two or three levels on as well.

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And here are a few pics of Kahli, just to share, because I can:

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That is one beautiful crestie 😍
 

Toddrickfl1

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Hey friends, haven't been around this wacky place in a awhile so figured I'd stop by and say hello. I hope everyone and their shelled friends are doing wonderful! Want to wish a fond farewell to Bee as well. What a wonderful person and got glad I got the pleasure of her knowing her. You'll truly be missed here Bee!
 

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I am so sorry to read this Lyn, I did see your post. I hope that you are somewhat better by now. I know that the pain will more than likely still be fresh, but time will help in the end. At least with the pain and as along as you remember him, he will always be there in your life.
I did NOT see your post. I think that I need to go back and hide my head in a hole somewhere, as my English is not doing well at all today. 🤦‍♀️
 

CarolM

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Hey friends, haven't been around this wacky place in a awhile so figured I'd stop by and say hello. I hope everyone and their shelled friends are doing wonderful! Want to wish a fond farewell to Bee as well. What a wonderful person and got glad I got the pleasure of her knowing her. You'll truly be missed here Bee!
Hi Todd, nice to not see you in this cold dark corner. Which is a very dark and gloomy corner at the moment due to Bee passing on. She was a good friend to us all.
 

Mystic_Queen

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Hi everyone I'm just quickly checking in after what has been a very difficult month + for me.
Sadly my brother died on 7th May.
He sailed through his treatment but a week after he finished that he was killed by a blood clot.
We are all devastated to have lost him so soon to something that may have been unavoidable.
We know we would have lost him eventually bit we all thought we would soon be able to spend time which covid has robbed us of because we had to stay away from him.
It is some consolation that he died quickly and that he didn't have to go through a slow decline which the brain tumour would have eventually caused but I still can't quite believe he's gone.
We were only able to hold his funeral yesterday so everything is still quite raw, but I will be back popping in more often soon.
I hope you are all well and happy and I'll see you all soon.
Take care x
My condolences to you. I’m so sorry for your loss 😔
 

Toddrickfl1

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Hi Todd, nice to not see you in this cold dark corner. Which is a very dark and gloomy corner at the moment due to Bee passing on. She was a good friend to us all.
Yes, such a wonderful person. Does anyone know if there's anything we can do to help out her family, or Tortoises?
 

EllieMay

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Well my weekend has been a very busy weekend. I have started on my empty wine bottle wall around the torts enclosure. And it does not look too bad even if I say so myself. Adnd Kahli has been getting acquainted wit her new digs. She does give me the run around and I have to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes looking for her, she hides very well.

At first I was worried that she was not eating. But I moved her food ledge to the side that she seems to be favouring and this morning I saw that quite a bit of her crested gecko food was gone. Yayyy she is eating. She has eaten a waxworm, and I think a Dubia roach (I cannot be sure on this one as I did not see her eat it) . And I don't think she likes the Turkistan roaches.

So here is a pic of the wall, it is not completed and I have to fix up some of the cement work and make it look neater. And I still have to put another two or three levels on as well.

View attachment 302108

And here are a few pics of Kahli, just to share, because I can:

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The wall looks AWESOME.. and I love Kahli’s little feet... watching her would just mesmerize me. ADORABLE
 

EllieMay

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Yes, such a wonderful person. Does anyone know if there's anything we can do to help out her family, or Tortoises?
I asked the same Todd. Adam had said that Sabine cared for her life mate but he thought that he was well off. He also didn’t know the status of her torts but was going to let us know as he found out..
 

Pastel Tortie

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I wuite enjoyed Grimm. But that is my kind of thing. Fairytales. 😁
Carol, you'd probably like RWBY. There's quite a bit of subtle detail woven throughout the story. You don't miss anything if you're not familiar with folklore and fairytale, but there's added texture to enjoy if you are. And you'd love the characters. Jayden might like it too, although he might give you a skeptical look at first.
 
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