Daily Archives: 12/13/2012

Helicocranchia Pfefferi

WOW – that was a mouthful.  Bet you don’t know what it is, do you?  I didn’t either until a friend told me about it (thanks Dana) and I did a little research.  I was simply amazed.  So before you got trotting off and googling it, let me show you what it is first.

What does that look like to you?  Helicocranchia pfefferi, the banded piglet squid, is a small squid of the genus Helicocranchia.  They live near the surface of the oceans between 100 m and 200 m deep.    

Doesn’t it look like it’s smiling in this picture… like everything is just wonderful under the sea?   It is rarely photographed and this picture was captured on film at a rescue aquarium.  Can you see the ‘pig’ shape?  Round, sluggish looking with that adorable snout nose?

You learn new things every day.  Consider this your new thing for today.  There’s lots of creatures out there that look like us.  You just have to find them!

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Toys and Fun

20121213-093538.jpgLast night I was in a playful mood.  I drug out two of my favorite toys from my bedroom into the frontroom.  Yep, ring piglet and my teething ring.  I played with them for a long time with mom until I finally got tired.  I then jumped on the couch with mom and got some cuddle time before bedtime.

But, I have found something even more fun to play with than my toys.  Sounds devilish doesn’t it?  When I go to bed at night and in the mornings when I go down for my nap time, it’s on.  There’s a bit of height between my bedroom door and the floor.  Not a lot but enough to put a paw through, a tail through and a nice little treat to make me sleep 🙂

Mom caught me last night and told dad about it.  He caught it this morning.  I know, I know, you’re like just tell me what then little pig?!  Okay, okay, don’t spill your milk.

Hemi, you know the purr thing that *thinks* he is in charge, comes to my door.  He meows and wakes me up because you know I sleep right in front of the door on my special bankie.  I have the entire room but I have to sleep there.  That way I can hear everything that is happening outside my door.  Aaaww – right.  Well, Hemi comes over and wakes me up.  Kind of ticks me off a little but not nearly as bad as him taking his extra large paw out and swiping it under my door.  That little booger!  Well, it’s on then.  I get up and barked at him, run around my room, come back to the door and we do it all over again.   Or what’s worse is that he takes his proud little tail and swishes it under my door to try to catch.  Yep, he’s mean like that.  Drives me insane the little booger!

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