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January 19, 2015

A VERY SPECIAL CRABBY MONDAY...Shell Change









Hello, Blogville Darlings!    Shelldon here with a very special post to share with you today.    If you have followed us for awhile now, you have probably caught onto the fact that we Crabby Girls occasionally change our shells.   Yes, we most definitely do!   Teeheehee

This is a really important part of our lives.  You see, we continue to grow throughout our lifetimes and as we grow, we sometimes molt.   That means we shed our hard outer layer when it becomes too tight or small.  Underneath, we are all new and fresh...and bigger.   Often, we grow and molt and grow and molt enough that our shell becomes too small for us and we must find a new one.

That's the special part!

You may also have heard from previous posts that we girls are typically nocturnal.  That means we prefer to come out and about in our crabitat at night.    So, getting to see one of us changing shells is a really rare and unique event.    Usually it's dark and The Hands are sleeping.

Well, the other day, I was feeling very brave and thought I'd let The Hands observe while I change shells.    I even let them take a video of the action so we could show it to all of you today.   Here it is, my friends:   (Please forgive the noise in the background, The Hands were watching the news and no one wanted to move to turn it off.  POL   Any movement might have scared me away.)




First, I have to find the perfect shell to suit my size and taste!   I do this by rubbing my long and lovely leggies all over it and around inside it and even poking my head down inside.   I have to check it all over to be sure it's just right.   Then I line up the opening of my shell with the opening of my new one so that it's easier to make the move.

See, we are extremely vulnerable when we change!    Our bodies are really very soft and fragile which is why we need a shell.  It protects our soft part.   So, when we switch, we need to do this fast and efficiently so we are not at risk any longer than necessary.    Did you see how fast I made the move?   Could you tell how soft my body is before I tucked it into my new shell?


Here is a little video of me re-adjusting myself after my quick change:::



And just like that, I'm all situated in my new home!

Thanks for coming along on this little journey with me.   We shared a special moment together today, my friends.   We hardly ever let anyone see this happen.

Ciao and Little Pinches,
Shelldon






31 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY CRABBY GIRLS SHELLDON..THIS WAS A MOST AMAZING AND SPECIAL POST. YOU WOULD THINK AT HER ADVANCED AGE MOM WOULD HAVE SEEN SOMETHING THIS AMAZING..BUT NOPE. THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A BRAVE CRABBY GIRL.

SO MOM HAS ONE WELL PROBABLY MORE THAN ONE BUT ONE FOR NOW.

HOW DO YOU FIND THE PURRFECT NEW SHELL? DO THE HANDS GO SHELL SHOPPING FOR YOU. WHEN YOU CHANGE SHELLS HOW DOES SHE TELL WHO IS WHO?
OK THAT IS 3 QUESTIONS.
HUGS MADI AND MOM YOUR BFFF

Mark Muller said...

that was much better than to watch animal planet. I NEVER saw that before, I felt a little like Indiana Jones who discovered the secret of the shell. Many thanks for sharing such a great moment at the Crabitat!
Easy Rider

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....You look all spider-like when you's out of your shell! Mommy got all creepy. BOL BUTT I thinks you's cute! :)

Sarge said...

To answer Darling Madi's questions: The Hands keep a variety of empty, new shells in our crabitat all the time. They get them at pet stores and try to find ones that are slightly larger than the shells we are in right now. When we need to change, we check them all over to see which one suits us best. We don't change very often, so The Hands always know who is suddenly in a different house and that lets them follow who is who.

Goodness, for such little ladies, we surely lead interesting lives! POL

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Blush.... Shelldon, we are embarrassed that your Hands showed a VIDEO of you... NEKKID in your shell changing area. BLUSH
These Peeps and their Flashy Beasts are OUTTA CONTROL... BUTT it WAS very Interesting how you go about it... you are a Fast FLASHER and Shell Changer...
You Do look LOVELY in your new shell. AND we DO appreciate you fur allowing us to see {{BLUSH}} you in the BUFF... and making the switch.

ONLY IN BLOGVILLE ! ! !

Molly TheWally said...

Drats they would not play on the Mac so will have to check them out on the other computer later. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

Oh that is very special! Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you enjoy your new shell!

Zoe said...

That is so cool!
Thanks fur sharin that with us Shelldon.

I also has a question. All of yu is gurls. How can The Hands know this? I bet it's sumfin to do with yur ant tennies?

speedyrabbit said...

Oh Shelldon that is such a special moment thank you for sharing it with us,xx Speedy

Julie said...

Wow that's truly amazing! A naked crab wearing nappies!!!
Thank you for showing us this Sarge.I am almost(!) speechless in awe
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD Leah is RIGHT it Did look like you were wearing NAPPIES... Hope you never get SAND in them... Just sayin..

Dory and the Mama said...

We are in awe Sheldon....what a wonderful, and very personal, moment for you to share with us!!

You definitely must work out, because that looks like it takes lots of strong crabby muscles!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilb

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMCs that was such an intimate sharing Shelldon!!! Bless you for the courage and the educational. You surely do look GORgeous in your new place!!! Happy homes to you. Hugs and clackities, YAM-aunty xxx

Laika said...

Wow, that shell fit like a hand in a glove :-)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Thanks for letting us see that! It was so interesting. And we must say that your new shell is fabulous and tones beautifully with your legs.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Thats pretty cool...never ever seen that before!

The Mad Scots

Two French Bulldogs said...

we never knew it!! Very cool
Lily & Edward

Charliedownunder said...

CRIKEY!!!!!!!!!!! What to say????? That new shell sure suits you, aye??

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

You sure picked and changed a new shell faster than our Lady can pick new pants! It was cool to see, thanks for sharing and enjoy your smashingly beautiful new shell.

Sully said...

OMD I saw you naked!

Aroo to you,
Sully

Idaho PugRanch said...

That was very cool to watch! Fascinating
hugs
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

sprinkles said...

That was quite interesting, thank you for sharing! You sure get dressed a lot quicker than me. pol

Millie and Walter said...

Wow! That was really cool to see.

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

Wow! That was pawsome! We're sorry your hoomans posted you being NEKKID and all butt that was really very interesting. We hope you enjoy your new home.
Wally & Sammy

onespoiledcat said...

WOW....that was fun to watch Shelldon! I love your new reddish "home" too - very stylish!!

Hugs, Sammy

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Very interesting videos! Congratulations on your new shell Sheldon! It looks pawsome on you!

Emma said...

Amazing. We know nothing about crabs, but we know some children that have some.

Casey said...

How exciting! Thanks for letting the Hands film such a pawsonal time for you so we could all see it!

Chef Sasha said...

Holy Dogs, that was so cool, but sorry "The Hand" caught in the nude and then had the nerve to show everyone. I like how you have a choice of new shells. You are all really making fashion statements. I hope you are cozy in your new outfit. I understand now why you do it at night when everyhand is sleeping for privacy.

Loveys Sasha

Chef Sasha said...

That was really cool to watch, but please don't tell Sasha I said so. Thanks for showing that. I learned something new.

Anne(don't tell Sasha)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Sheldon! That was totally cool. We LOVED seeing you change your shell and we covered our eyes when you were nekkid. What? How do we know you were nekkid? Hehehe, we peeped through our paws! Seriously mate, that was fabulous. Thanks for sharing. We reckon it must feel amazing when you are in the bigger shell and have room to wriggle around inside. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory