I looked out the window a little while ago and saw what I thought was a snake on one of the posts on the porch. On closer inspection I saw that it was two leopard slugs getting ready to mate. I grabbed my camera and was able to capture a few pictures of them. They were too slow for me to capture more of their action…too hot and too late in the day for me to stay out there. The Leopard Slugs grow to be from 4 to 8 inches long. These two were about 6 inches long. They are the largest slugs I have ever seen.
You can see a nice informative video of the leopard slugs and how they mate here…https://youtu.be/wG9qpZ89qzc
Shug and I are still holding our own he has had a couple of good days. Today though he has needed me to help him find things and he has needed more supervision. He doesn’t remember if he has eaten and wants to eat when he had a meal just an hour before. He says he is hungry when he has eaten and not hungry if he hasn’t eaten. So I have to make sure he does not over eat and eat when he needs to. He puts his cup of coffee down some place and then forgets it and goes and gets another one or more. Things like that happen most days but now and then he has a good day or two when he is fairly lucid so we take advantage of those days and get out and about for awhile.
A couple of days ago we were able to get out and pick up a few groceries. He had problems keeping the cart going in the right direction so I just held on to the side and helped him guide it. I always have my hand on the side of the cart anyway so I know he is not wandering off. On his good days that we don’t need groceries we go pick up something to bring home and eat, sometimes we get to eat out but not very often. He enjoys getting out and I hope we can continue to get out on his good days for a very long time I enjoy our outings too.