April 29, 2013

Crabby Monday... Major Announcement

Hello Blogville and Toodle-oo to Turkle!
We crabby girls, Shelldon & Beachnut, have a really big surprise to tell all of you today.

We talked it over with The Hands and decided it was time to increase our little family.  So, we want to ask if you will all help us send out a big Blogville Welcome to our newest crabby girl!  

She's a beautiful girl and has a very chic sense of style.  Quite the fashionista!

Here she is:

For now, Oceana is still getting used to her new surroundings and settling in here with us in our crabitat.  We like her very much.  She's such a girly-girl.  All fluff and very feminine.  She always keeps her legtips and claws looking lovely and she's very beautiful.  Her antennae are always kept just so.  It's sort of like living with a supermodel!  Teeheehee.    We are totally agog about this big development in our lives! 

See, when she moved in, she wore this:

Then she almost immediately changed her outfit for the big occasion, to this:

That evening, she made another quick wardrobe switch to this stunning ensemble:

Since that first day, she has made several other changes to her look, and always to the perfect outfit.  She really knows how to look her best and accent her gorgeous long legs.

So, this is our new crabby girl, Oceana!  We know we will all be good friends and have a lot of fun adventures together.  Next time, she'll be all settled in and ready to meet Blogville herself.

For now, please join us in giving her a big:
Little Pinches,
Shelldon & Beachnut
     and now, Oceana

A Special Work From The Hands:
Hi everyone.  We have actually had Oceana for several weeks.  Adding new hermit crabs to your group can be tricky.  Usually everyone gets along, but not always.  Sometimes the stress is too much and the crabs can actually have a leg or even several legs fall off.  Sometimes they survive this and even re-grow their legs and sometimes they don't.  Newly introduced crabs might fight over a favorite shell.  Again, sometimes this is fatal, sometimes it is just the normal process of determining the pecking order and who is dominant.   Oceana has been isolated in one half of the crabitat for 3 weeks to give her time to adjust.  A big thumbs up to our friends Daisy, Bella, and Roxy who noticed the plexiglass divider in the Snicker Saturday post where Sarge tells the girls a joke.   The girls met back on Thursday night.  I put them together briefly where I could supervise.  Oceana picked a shell fight with Beachnut, who was totally shocked!  POL.   I broke it up and gave them several days apart again.  Sunday, I took the divider out and the girls all walked around, climbed over one another, and usually ignored each other completely.  Lots of extra empty shells and extra food helps prevent any crabby behavior.  We think they are getting along now and have worked out their group.  I didn't want to introduce her to you until I was fairly sure everyone was okay.  I think we're fine now, but there are no guarantees.  We are all crossing fingers, paws and claws that life in the crabitat will settle in and now be a place of triple the fun and joy.    Thanks for coming along on this adventure with us!
The Hands


Cowspotdog said...

Hello oceana....we are happy to hear you are settling in to your new home. What a stylish gal you are too.

Dexter said...

Seems to me that crabby girls are a lot like teenage human girls. Pulling each other's legs and fighting over outfits. They could stand with a little plexiglass too.

Welcome aboard, Oceana.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

The mystery of the divider is solved. Welcome Oceana. You've picked a great place to live and wonderful 'hands' to wait on you. Love all your shells.

We didn't know hermit crabs would change so frequently, we thought they only got a new shell when they outgrew the last one.

XXXOOODaisy, Bella & Roxy

3 doxies said...

Oh I just loves how her dresses up fur dinner. Her is very beautiful and I is kinda jealous of her long legs.

I had no idea crabs were such drama quenns and fight and bullies and stuffs. Mum says dat is like school all overs again.

Welcome Home Oceana!


Anonymous said...

Very cool! Welcome home O!! I am sure the hands and the other crabby girls have been treating you very well!

Unknown said...

A big warm welcome to Oceana the fashionista. We did not realise it was such a complicated process introducing a new crab into the crabitat. Wow you learn a new thing everyday in Blogville. Our paws are crossed it works out. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

Hi Oceana .. what a wonderful name, like a fresh sea breeze... It's good to know a fashionista, I have always no clue what to wear on a pawty :o)

Lovable Lily said...

Welcome to Blogville Oceana! You're gonna love it here. Hope that things with you continue to go well and that you are all still getting along. We don't want to be reading about missing limbs or seeing pictures of them laying all about. (We all know that if there is an arm or a leg just laying around in the road, one of our hoomans is bound to take a picture and post it.)

We thought it very interesting on how you changed your "dress" multiple times already. We learn so much on Crabby Monday's.

Have a swimmingly good day!

Lily Belle & Muffin

Matilda the Boxer said...

WOW, what exciting news!! Welcome to Blogville, Oceana! You are VERY beeYOUtiful. I can't wait to get to know you.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WELCOME to BLOGVILLE OCEANA. You remind US of our Cussins Francine and Ernestine... they are all about Fashion and Girrrrrly thingys too.

Just stay outta the TAR PITS when Shelldon and Beachnut bring out the Jurassic PARK stuffs...
PeeS... We have been waiting fur you girrrrls to tell about the Plexi Divider .. Bella Daisy and ROXY don't miss a THING do they!!!

GOOSE said...

Welcome Oceana!!! You sure have a scene of style. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about you.

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

OOoooo COMPANY!! I hope you crabby lot sort out your differences and can live happily ever after!! I love your different shells - what a great wardrobe!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yea! Welcome Oceana. You look big.
Benny & Lily

Idaho PugRanch said...

Welcome Oceana!! We love that you change your outfit all the time!
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Oskar said...

Hello Oceana, you are quite the stunner. Crabs look cool!

Nubbin wiggles,

My Mind's Eye said...

MOL Sarge you give an entirely new meaning to 'talking to the hand'!!!
I crack myself up!!!

Oceana is a most beautiful Crabby girl...she appears to be very red and we love red here.


Sagira said...

Love her name and her wardrobe changes, what a cutie. :)

Dachshund Nola said...


Ziggy Stardust said...

Oceana, welcome and you are beautiful. I can't wait to get to know you better.

Loveys Sasha

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Welcome Oceana. Thanks for teaching us so much about crabs. Lee and Phod

Lorenza said...

Welcome Oceana!
I am sure everything is going to be ok!
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs

Ruby said...

OMD! OMD! This is FABulous news!!!
Wows, she sure is a beautiful crabby! I loves how she's a total Fashonista like Lorenza! She's gonna fit right into Blogville!

Bunk said...

Hello Oceana!

We're glad you decided to join the gang! It's going to be tons of fun.

We have been busy for the past week putting up our new blog layout so we have not been able to comment! Come by and check it out when you have the chance!


Bunk The Pug.

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Hello to the new gal!

K9 Katastrophie said...

OCEANAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! Is this yet another girlfriend for me!!!!!!???!!!!!!

What have I been missing!

Shell Flakes,