Howdy, my name is Oliver. I’m a snail. I live on Cherry Wood Lane too. I’m about 3 years old now – give or take a few days and nights. That’s old for a snail, you know. Do you like my new shell? I just traded my old one – it was too small – for a bigger one – with Jeff over on Peachtree Street.
As you can see, I’m actually kind of small. I’m only about the size of a quarter. Because I’m so small, distances don’t really make any sense to me. Plus, I need these super thick glasses to help me see the end of my tread foot. My tread foot is actually my belly. That’s why we are called Gastropoda – belly foot animals. Hmmm, makes sense to me.
I see a lot of things in this neighborhood and nobody sees me. When I try to explain things, my pals use some math and physics stuff and figure out if I was heading up or heading down so my descriptions make sense. Pretty cool, huh?
Don’t be afraid to look for me. If you see me on the side of Sasha’s house, in the middle of the sidewalk or on a fence-post, stop and say “Howdy.” I’ll answer you but my voice is even smaller than I am so you probably won’t hear me asking how your day is going. No worries, though. We are all friends here on Cherry Wood Lane.