Humans crave love and companionship, and most of us have had pets that we’ve considered to be part of the family. In my case, it was my little fuzzy Woolly Bear Caterpillar named Nurple. I found Nurple one day while I was out running laps around the track of the Oregon State Penitentiary. He was crawling along in the middle of the track, and I was afraid someone would step on him, so I picked him up and carried him over to a grassy area. When I tried to put him down he crawled up my arm, so I took it as a sign that he wanted to hang out with me for awhile.
In time, Nurple and I became great friends, we went everywhere together. Nurple enjoyed a comfortable life in the little pimped out habitat that I built for him. His deluxe bachelor pad was made from a plastic purple dish that had sticks and small plants for him to climb all over. He loved eating the crunchy fresh lettuce that I brought home for him each day. Nurple always seemed to enjoy sitting on my shoulder when I was out-and-about walking around from place to place. He was a fun pet, but I knew that our time was limited, because he would eventually build his cocoon and move beyond his life as a caterpillar. I was looking forward to witnessing his transformation from a cute fuzzy caterpillar into a new and wonderful little Moth. Unfortunately, my little friend Nurple never had the opportunity to grow wings and fly about the world. Sadly, he died one cold night in his little purple palace, the place he had called home, was where he said his final goodbye.
It broke my heart that Nurple didn’t get a chance to become a flying creature. I know he would have loved spreading his little wings to fly out into the unknown. Purple Nurple Infestation is dedicated to my little fuzzy Woolly Bear Caterpillar. Nurple my friend, you will missed.
For more about LooNurGooSe - visit: www.LooNurGooSe.com
For more about Chad’s other project element66 - visit: www.esixsix.com