Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Worm-Ageddon and Words

Today for my Camp NaNo challenge I decided to leave off what I wrote the last two days. Those words beefed up “Obedience Training” but didn’t provide a proper ending, so it’s time to let that percolate in my brain and maybe work on another tale.

However, when I took a look at a later story, I discovered its plot lost in the mists of time. And reading the over (!) long document, even skimming, would take more time than I care to spend right now. So, I decided to just wing it, and went onto our back patio with my laptop to avoid interruption.

What I found is something pretty sad and disgusting. Worms have crawled onto the concrete to avoid drowning. Between that niggling mental distraction and the fact SO called my cell phone already anyway, plus the fact the temperature is a bit too low with these wet conditions, I decided to share my situation here and perhaps just go inside.

Realizing I didn't know if worms are considered animals or insects, I labelled this post as both to be on the safe side. While I could search the information online, of course I would rather write. ~grin~ Hope you're warm and dry.

What would you label worms?


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12 comments:

  1. Poor worms... They used to crawl into our garage when I was growing up, and if I didn't put them back outside soon enough (I always tried), they dried and my Brittany Spaniel would try to eat them! Ick. I still try to rescue them, not only because they're good for the garden, but just because they're life.

    Silly you! Worms are animals, and insects are animals too! Insects all have three body parts and 6 legs, so worms can't be insects, they have no legs! But, caterpillars look worm-like, but usually they have 16 legs, then turn into butterflies (or moth) with 6 again! Magical! (Look closely at a caterpillar and you actually see 6 real legs up front.) Worms are... well, I don't know their family without looking it up, but they are their own thing.

    It's sunny, and will be warmer later in the day. Dry too, I may actually have to haul the hose out and water the peas.

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    1. Haha! Of course. My brain equated 'animal' with 'mammal'. I usually try to save them, too. ~hugs~ There were so many I didn't have the will with my strained back. Sad sight.

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  2. No matter how they die worms will be around forever. You can't get rid of them so we need to just live with them in peace. That doesn't apply to ant that decide to come into our home though. That's a no-no.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. So true, Sandee. I used to play with them as a little kid, then fished with them more times than I can count. My paternal grandfather actually raised them to sell to fisherman and make extra money. Heh. Be well!

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  3. Huh, I can't say that I've ever given worms much thought before now. You've certainly changed my perspective on them :-)

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    1. Oh, cool! They are so important to the environment. Be well, my dear.

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  4. I would label worms icky. I ate one once by accident, and it was full of grit from eating dirt. I would not recommend eating worms. The cats bring them in when it rains in the cat yard and they emerge to keep from drowning.

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    1. Oh, no! I hate that you ate one in error. A favorite book from my childhood was "How to Eat Fried Worms". You're endeavors are always amazing, my the way.

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  5. Not sure what worms are classified as other than icky :)

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    1. Hahahahaha... But they do benefit the earth. Be well, my, dear.

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  6. Worms are invertebrates, annelids. Nope, not insects.

    They would totally distract me from writing.

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    1. Thank you for the information. You rock. Wish I could have saved them but there was no safe place with all that rain. Be well!

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