Slugs helping cats and kittens

Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingI just put twenty 7-inch slugs up for adoption here, and five dollars from the sale of each of them will go to animal charities.

Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingI have a limited number of Hug Me Slugs in the 7-inch size, as I pre-cut my fabric to stay organized. Sometimes I have a small piece of fleece, and there is just enough room for a little slug like these, which means there are some unusual prints in with this group too.

Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingSome of these prints are really neat, like these stars, and the stripes below.

Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingThe 7-inch Hug Me Slugs fit right in a toddler’s hand, like this adorable little boy’s.

Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingThese red slugs grew a bit more than I expected, and they are a little taller and more slender than the others. A friend dubbed them “super model slugs” 🙂

Josie the pussycatAs always, Josephine has been helping me, but today, she was extra helpful, obsessively helpful, you might say.

Josie the pussycatShe felt the need to pitch in with my, or “our”, computer work more than usual. She has been an integral part of all my photo editing and posting today.

Josie the pussycatJack has been doing great. He is in a foster home awaiting adoption. Stormy, who is Josephine’s cousin or half-sister’s sister (no one knows for sure as the mamas in their colony were sharing mothering duties), was adopted by Jack’s fosterer. Stormy is crazy about Jack, as you can see in this photo from a couple of weeks ago. Update: Jack has been adopted.

Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingI have more art toys to finish, crowds of them. These custom slugs went out this week. One went to someone on Buckingham Palace Road, in London. I thought that was so cool. Had the slug gone to the actual palace, that would have tickled me tremendously, but she is pretty nearby. I wish people would send me more photos of their slugs in their new homes. I always enjoy that.

I got a new camera this week. The sensor on mine went. I need to learn a whole lot about this new camera! I am looking forward to working on my camera skills. I haven’t even read the manual yet. I was relieved just to be able to take these photos!

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