RIP, Rubester =*(
My lovely Ruby died on Tuesday. She was thirteen and had lived a good, long life for an amelanistic cornsnake, but I sure am going to miss her beady-eyed, expressionless little face.
I'm surprised I'd never gotten around to taking more pictures of her. I took that one of her being held by a friend's little sister just after I'd graduated high school, when she was given to me as a graduation gift by my mentor, my high school art teacher. She had been the class pet. He said he wanted to see us both off and doing bigger and better things.
She wasn't much of a conversationalist, but she made for a nice terrarium decoration and liked a sun-warmed rock and thawed-out rodent as much as the next guy.
I planted her in my lily bed; the tiger lilies will be a nice way to remember her in the Spring. I figure, with her coloring she'd have clashed with the stargazers.
Goodnight, Rubester, I'll miss you. =*(