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Bivalve Lover

Just when you thought she had forgotten, a little voice woke me up this morning by telling me that she now needs a fresh-water mussel.  This does not require a trip to a pet store or inquiring at Whole Foods of confused employees of the seafood department about whether the bivalves they’re selling for dinner could be kept as a pet.  It just requires digging down into muddy creeks.  Am I cool with that?

Help meeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


1 earthandink { 10.25.14 at 11:26 am }

Does she know hermit crabs exist? Because they have the combination of having shells and being seriously cool with no digging in the dirt.

Otherwise, in all seriousness, I think I would find my local aquarium store. There’s usually one in every major city.

Beside, they might have oysters. 😉

2 earthandink { 10.25.14 at 11:42 am }

PS I know you said no pet store. I went there anyway. Sorry!

3 Lori Lavender Luz { 10.25.14 at 1:05 pm }

You should move to Denver. We don’t get those kind of requests here.

Oh, wait. Then she might end up wanting a pet squamate and I’m guessing you’d be even less inclined to go after one of those.

4 Mel { 10.25.14 at 2:07 pm }

I would just like to remind everyone of the last experience with a bivalve:


Though that just made me think of Nancy. And smile. And feel sad.

5 JustHeather { 10.26.14 at 7:26 am }

I smiled as I read the first sentence and thought she/you all should head out to the Oregon coast and go clam digging with my dad. You could have tons of clams, of different types then. 🙂

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