~ PRAYING MANTIS/SHIVA’S HORSE UPDATE ~

As some of you know, the other night I was accompanied home by a Praying Mantis.  My dear friend Shiva of theshivasponder informed me that in India, where he lives, the Praying Mantis is called the Shiva’s Horse.

So in honor of my friend and fellow blogger, I officially name this Praying Mantis, Shiva!

Shiva came home with me on Thursday night, he rode on the hood of my car.  Upon arriving home, I put him where my shrubs are, I thought he’d like it there.  Shiva does seem to like it there and he has visited each shrub and bush in the garden.  I was hoping the drive home on my hood caused him no damage to his legs and as you can see in the video, Shiva seems to be moving without issue.

At one point in this recording, Shiva lifts up his body and looks right at the camera, just as he did the other night.  I think he might have a career in Hollywood.  Funny, I noticed that his eyes were green now whereas the other night they were black.  They must change color between daytime and nighttime.

I checked on him again today and he’s quite happy, as I can hear him singing, probably practicing for his movie debut.  The sound you hear in the recording, I believe, is coming from Shiva, if you can hear it, it’s a cricket sound.   I hope you enjoy the video as much as I do…it still makes me smile when I think about how it all happened…and especially the symbolism.

xo


HELLO SHIVA

onceuponahotflash, 2017

25 thoughts on “~ PRAYING MANTIS/SHIVA’S HORSE UPDATE ~

  1. He does look quite happy! Now all he needs is a female! LOL!

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  2. How lucky you are to have your own Shiva Horse. And one looking so very content.

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  3. Shiva looks quite at home in that greenery Deb. You’ll have to keep us updated on your new guest, he’s very cute. 🙂🌿 xo

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  4. Lovely Deb!!
    I bet Shiva likes it’s new environment. I love the presence of green color in this video. It reminds me of a bug’s life. I can now recall there was praying mantis in it.
    After reading your post, I searched for the word hood. We use word bonnet for it. I guess American and British English difference 🙂

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  5. Hello Deb! I am having a big laugh almost repeatedly 😁.
    The comments from PJ, LeggyPeggy, Xaranara, Madeeha and others are making me overwhelmed.
    I couldn’t hear the sound, but along with Shiva you could have spoken few words as if you are talking to Shiva, that would have made us listen to your voice. I love to hear You DEB.
    Let us see what all comments you shall get on this. It is getting very funny, I am loving it…
    💞💫
    Hugs
    Shiva
    xo

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    • It is fun to read the comments. I’m glad they are giving you a big laugh.
      I was talking to him tonight, I couldn’t find him at first and there he was, he had moved onto the grass. I actually put him back in the bush again as I thought he would be safer there.
      I am so glad you are loving it!
      Hugs,
      Deb
      xo

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    • I thought as well if he has moved down into the grass. That would be dangerous. You did a good thing launching him back in the bush.
      I am also loving how you are taking care of him….
      Hugs Deb!!
      Shiva
      xoxo

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    • I can’t find him right now, I’ve been looking throughout the bushes and the grass but I do not see him. I’m going to check along the side of my house tomorrow to see if he’s traveled there. He sure is a wanderer but then again he did end up on my car and traveled all the way home with me!!
      Hugs,
      Deb
      xo

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    • Actually their home is the Garden where lots of greenery spreads. But they jump and come in odd places, like it happened with Mr Shiva. It is so nice it has given such moments of happiness. 😉
      Hugs
      Shiva
      xo

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    • Mr. Shiva has brought such joy and fun…I’m so glad he jumped on my car!! It is so nice to have those moments. It just goes to show how it is in the simple things that we can take such pleasure!
      Hugs,
      Deb
      xo

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    • Simple things have Great pleasure hidden.
      Hugs
      Shiva

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  6. I missed Shiva until I found him on Facebook this morning. He found a great home Deb. It looked like he was waving at the camera too. 😊

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  7. Isn’t it wonderful when animals grace us with their connection? I’m so glad you took the time and patience to appreciate [and name] him/her. What do they symbolise I wonder?
    A few weeks ago, I avoided running over an echidna that was crossing the road here in Australia; a wise friend of mine said they symbolise Home, Family, and Security, which was exactly what I’d been focussed on that week! Nature is amazing indeed

    https://boneandsilver.com/2017/11/12/last-night-i-saved-an-echidnas-life/

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