About two years ago I started to get stories from Na about the giant snail that had mysteriously shown up in the "forest", and stayed. In fact, this snail, whom I have named Pierre, was getting personalised treatment from Na and the gals, and was becoming tame to the point that it didn't even withdraw into its shell when touched.
In the last few days Na has finished her involvement with this business, and I have helped her to remove a couple of car-loads of personal material she had accumulated there.
I was gobsmacked to discover what was in the plastic bag she gingerly carried home with the first load...it was Pierre, and a couple of large pebbles for him to rest on in the event he didn't like the plastic bag. Once home, our first act was to "release" Pierre into the jungle that is the extensive third floor garden at our apartment complex.
Buddhism in practice...