There are thousands of snails here in the far eastern part of Mallorca, Spain, also known as Mallorca Llevant. The poor things are everywhere constantly searching for food and often finding a terrible fate. They are a delicacy here in Mallorca, as they are quite delicious, so every year thousands end up served in a hot bowl of Arroz Brut, a savored staple in Malloran cuisine.
I’ve got so many here in my yard and to be honest, they really are a pest, eating up my potted plants and bathing in my dog’s water bowl. I realize I could put out salt or beer, feed them to the chickens, collect and sell them to restaurants– but all of those options seem down right mean-spirited. Instead, I’ve decided to give them one last chance.
Introducing the Adopt a Mallorcan Garden Snail- Art and compassion project!
You can save a snail by adopting one today! Right now!
I think this is quite a nice gesture. My mind just comes up with these brilliant concepts you see, usually first thing in the morning, like Albert Einstein and other brilliant minds. I am an artist, and when I get inspired, I must act. And today, I am inspired to do the good deed of giving long happy lives to these slimy shelled creatures that most people don’t even care about.
So here is your opportunity to :
A) Adopt a snail, placing it in a beautiful, safe garden!
B) Be a part of an important art and compassion project!
C) Name a snail in honor of a friend or special someone.
D) Decorate your snail!
I checked the internet to see how successful other adopt a snail programs have been in the past, and the success seems to be quite low. I am hoping that both the low price, and art value will be extra incentive for compassionate hearts out there to participate. Its certainly worth a try. Someone has to give a voice and are for our tiny spirally-shelled slimy dawdlers out there in this great big dangerous world!
So right now, you can officially adopt a precious garden snail! Here is how:
–For only a one time only payment of 5 bucks, I will send you a picture of your happy and well fed procrastinator!
–For only 1 extra buck, you can name him or her whatever you want– (perhaps after a relative or dear departed friend?)
–And for only 2 euros more, I will personally decorate you snail’s shell! What do I mean by decorate? What I mean is I will paint sort of a tiny tattoo on it’s shell. I can use any color you like and some glitter options are available.
–You will receive a a certificate of adoption, and a digital picture of your snail via email.
-Snail mail option! (But of course!). I can send you a photograph of your happy snail and your certificate by snail mail to you or to whomever you’ve dedicated it to, for 5 euros extra. ( expect up to 12 business days for international delivery).
The snail that you have chosen to adopt and love and give a long life to, will be placed in the best, safest part of the garden ( usually near the artichoke and cabbage plants, some of their favored foods). There they will be free to roam the garden and feed on nutritious plants and will be out of the way of traffic and human feet, where they all too often, sadly, get squashed.
So please! Help put a snail out of harms way today! Be a part of a compassionate and fun art project! Dedicate and name a snail in honor of someone special!
There is no limit on how many snails you can adopt!
Click below to adopt your own dilly-dallyer now!
Adopt a Mallorca Garden Snail- art and compassion project
Adopt a garden snail! This lovely snail will be marked and set free in the best part of the garden. You will receive a certificate of adoption and a photo of you snail via email.
Adopt and Name a Mallorca Garden Snail-Art and compassion project
Adopt and name garden snail whatever you want to name it! This lovely snail will be marked and set free in the best part of the garden. You will receive a certificate of adoption and a photo of you snail via email.
Adopt, Name, and decorate a Mallorca Garden Snail- Art and compassion project
Adopt, name, and decorate garden snail! This lovely, snail will be named and decorated by yours truly and set free in the best part of the garden. You will receive a certificate of adoption and a photo of you snail via email.
The Deluxe Option
Adopt a Mallorca garden snail- Snail-mail option
Adopt, name, and decorate garden snail! This lovely, snail will be named and decorated by yours truly and set free in the best part of the garden. You will receive a certificate of adoption and a photo of you snail via snail-mail.
You can opt to do nothing and let these little souls fend for themselves. They might end up on the dinner table of a Mallorcan restaurant. If you should decide to try some someday, I recommend them a sturdy, full bodied red wine, such as is made from a local Montenegro grape native to the island.
Please Share this with your snail loving friends (we all have one!)
And PLEASE leave a comment below, tell me what you think about my project!