So, I've been having a few issues with Nellie's little sister recently - she's not as big as Nellie but she's sure trying to be!
Quite often though, Nellie junior takes a break (probably off to have more cake) and is replaced by Steve.
Steve is a boa constrictor and he likes to sqqquuueeeezzeee all the way round and push my ribs together at the back. He's very friendly, a little too friendly as he hasn't learned I don't really like being hugged so enthusiastically! He seems pretty hard to dislodge as well and will hang out with me as I go round my daily business, then get really friendly in the evening.
Does anyone else know Steve well? How can we persuade him to become a bit less tactile in his affections and realise his own strength?
wow I am coming out with some weird stuff at the moment...sorry. Wondering if Atrovent goes to the brain...
EDIT: As Steve appears to have a large and extensive collection of friends and family, it's been suggested I should update this post with their names and descriptions so that they can be more easily identified, captured and returned to the zoo where they belong.
James - big brother. Even bigger and even squeezier than Steve. If you get James, you should be calling the professional snake-charmers.
Susie - little sister. Smaller and less friendly than the boys - she has other things to do - but won't let you forget about her.
Has copious relatives, all of whom eat a lot.
Edna the Echidna - winged creature with two serpents' tails. She can sit on your chest and wrap her tails round your neck.
Gurney (Gertrude) the guinea pig - squeaks a lot when breathing.
Dozy the Dormouse - curls up in your brain and makes you very, very sleepy at unfortunate times.
NEW - Kasper the Koala! I'd forgotten about this little guy - he sits on you piggyback and squeezes ribs and lungs together at the back.
Let me know if I've forgotten anyone...