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A fly sitting on Kabutroid's arm Close up pic of a fly sitting on Kabutroid's arm

Tales of friendship and adventure with my little fly friends Housefly Page 2! Housefly

Continued tales of my little fly friends! I grew up around them, and still do. They're wonderful little creatures, and clean, probably cleaner than a cat! Just friendly little friends who can get to know you, learn your area and your ways, and care about you Smiley face

So anyways, more fly stories! Written chronologically from earliest to latest. Also, details of my spiritual fly Familiars here.

November 27, 2023

So these little guys have taken to me! When out and about, probably at least assisted by my spiritual connection to fly spirituality, these little flies (at least in winter when the regular flies are asleep for the season) have taken to me! I'm sitting there, chilling with a coffee and a sandwich with Abby and friends, and this little guy comes up, hangs around me, chills with me, and checks out my cup. I make sure they don't get too deep into the cup and get stuck, but they come and chill with me, hang around on my sandwich wrapper, hang around on my tea or coffee cup, and I chat with them, talk to them, and generally make them feel comfortable and happy around me. Lil mini fly friends Smiley face
Lil tiny fly, possibly a very large fruit fly, on the edge of a coffee cup.

January 21, 2024

One other memory that came to mind... the fly that liked sugar.

So this was at my friends place in around August 2022, my eight or so flies were about the house, and I was just walking into the kitchen for some food.

What do I see inside the sugar bowl, but this little fly just going mad on a sugar crystal. Like picking up his head and ramming his little proboscis into it as hard as he could kinda thing. He powers onto that sugar crystal three or four times while I'm standing there watching in amused delight, when suddenly he stops, and just stares at me for a few seconds, like he just realized I was there and is seeing if it's alright to continue. I just keep standing there, and after that short pause of staring at me, realizing it's okay, he launches into the sugar crystal again with renewed vigour, his attack seeming like a powered up charge for a quarter second before diving back onto it over and over again.

We never ever actually saw flies on the sugar, like ever, so this was amusing to me. I guess because there's no real nutritional content in there that they didn't bother, but this one, he found it, he liked it, and when I came back later he wasn't there anywhere, so he clearly got his fill of this incredibly sweet thing, and moved on to more nutritious foods lol.
The photo of five flies relaxing on their lampshade meeting spot back at my friend's place in Winnipeg.
<Possibly one of these lil friends Smiley faceHousefly>

February 1, 2024

D'awww, my friend Kari from Winnipeg sent me some pictures that she'd found on her phone, of one of my fly friends sitting in my tea cup Smiley faceSmiley faceSmiley face
Kabutroid sitting ona dark brown couch with a red blanket over it, wearing a pink sweater, and holding a large red tea cup with a little housefly seen crawling along the white inside wall of the cup. Kabutroid smiling at the fly in her cup, more visible in this picture, with her meow finger tattoos visible holding the mug.

March 5, 2024

So, the Facebook group for Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends was having their annual charity battle to raise money for various conservation efforts, and towards the end the Entomol•OGs team was created, and Alicia Rezendes posted on Facebook that for every donation of $10 or more made to this team, she would draw a caricature of you as any insect of your choice. Naturally, I had to donate at this time. And lo, Kabutroid was drawn as a housefly, and it was good. Big smileyfaceHousefly
A photo of Kabutroid standing in a wooded area with a stream running behind her, wearing a pink top, backpack, her neckwear medicine bag and pendants, and a pink hat hanging on her back. It's just a really nice selfie of her smiling at the camera, and also the photo that the following caricature was based on.A drawing of Kabutroid drawn in black on white paper as a housefly, with familiar facial proportions, but with large bug eyes, and with the body of a housefly with wings, six long, spindly, hairy legs, the front two being in a somewhat crossed position. Below the drawing is Entomol OGs 2024, and the artist's signature, for Alicia Rezendes.

March 14, 2024

Oh my goodness, so the first housefly of the year showed up, in our new room! And if there was ever a sign, she showed up on the day when I planned to put in all of my housefly earrings!!!

Oh yes, we have housefly earrings! A bit of a tale for you! So I first ordered these from Etsy, two pairs of them in case I lost one and I'd be devastated if I didn't have a pair, but only one pair showed up! So I messaged the seller, but at the same time we were just moving to a new place, so I ordered another pair to the new address, and they sent two pairs in that one! So I ended up with three pairs total (the seller was good about it), so here I am with six housefly earrings, and wouldn't you know it, I have six piercings! So we know what must be done! So after the move, and finally digging out the original pair after the replacement pair(s) arrived, and our little housefly friend showed up right on the day I was planning on wearing them all! I had originally debated whether to add the bellybutton piercing, but I mean... I still had one earring left, I had to try lol.

And so, our little housefly friend watched me putting in all of the housefly earrings, I danced with our fine flying friend, we blessed the world with love and kindness, and the lil girl is asleep on the ceiling as I type this late at night HeartHeartHousefly
The first fly of our new place sitting on our light brown plaid patterned curtain in the early evening. Kabutroid wearing two of the fly earrings in her helix piercings, the flies arranged to be crawling upwards, which turned out to be too wide to get all three helix piercings in with these. Kabutroid wearing three fly earrings in her helix piercings, all arranged to be facing out from the ear, with their heads all together seeming to be feasting on the same spot, which is about the only way to arrange these to all fit in at the same time. No complaints. Kabutroid wearing all three helix flies and one in the earlobe, making for four housefly earrings on that side! Kabutroid's other ear, with the earlobe piercing lovingly filled in with yet another housefly earring. Of course the last earring had to go in the bellybutton piercing if it could fit, which it did! It is somewhat pinched upright, due to the bellybutton piercing typically requiring a curved stem, but it looks like the housefly is perched above the bellybutton. A closer picture of our fly friend on the somewhat floral embossing patterned ceiling, shortly before we danced together and blessed the world.

May 3, 2024

Oh my goodness, we have an adorable little story about my Fly Familar, posted in the Familiars page. Go check it out Hearts faceHearts faceHearts face
A closeup of my Housefly sitting on my faded black denim jeans, facing directly towards me. A photo of my Fly a little bit later, sitting on the flower textured ceiling above the foot of the bed, facing generally towards the bed.

May 13, 2024

Just a friendly housefly

So this housefly comes into our room last night, and is all floating about, and even lands on me once or twice! It didn't give off Familiar vibes specifically, but I suspect it was either the same fly as last time, or just another one that felt a friendly aura and came to say hi. She floated around the room, every 10 minutes or so zipping in front of my eyeline to make sure I'd see her. Even past midnight, she was still flying around, regardless of the natural time outside.

In the morning, greatly reminding me of my old fly in The Pas, right after sitting up and stretching, she goes and flies past my face again, making herself known and literally bouncing about happily in the room. The window is wide open, she can leave at any time, but she chose to stay in the room with us, and continued to occasionally fly past (with me waving with my finger and talking to her every time) while getting ready for work. I went downstairs to step outside and record my song-a-day, and I would swear it was the same one, this lil housefly came up and landed on this curtain right beside the backyard patio door. It nodded (or rather bobbed it's body) at me when I talked to her, it must have been the same one, following me downstairs to the patio.

Such an adorable lil friend, she often landed beside me if not on me, just sitting there for a minute or crawling around the immediate area around her looking around, before happily flying off to perch wherever else in the room.
A housefly sitting on the top of a pink wide brim hat silhouetted against the curtained window behind it. Most likely that same housefly sitting on a green curtain tie beside the patio door downstairs before I stepped outside.

May 20, 2024

Awww, lil fly friend. I've been feeling very ill for the past few days, and I'd opened the window wide a bit earlier, and then this lil friend comes and flies directly between my face and the cellphone I was watching, just fully make sure I see him. He's dancing around the room nearby now Smiley face

And then a second one came up a lil bit later and flew around my head a bit. Don't worry lil friends, I'll get better soon Heart

And then later on in the evening, from 7-8pm, they started to tell me that they were going to be leaving for the night soon. They would fly in front of my face (or perhaps just one of them but doing this more than once), get my attention, and then fly to the window, letting me know that that's where they're going now. Awww, thank you for letting me know that you're heading out little friends HeartHeart

There ended up being three of them during the day. After the two of them let me know they were going, one of them stayed to keep an eye on the room overnight. Even cuter, when I'd stepped out of the room, I came back in to him sitting on the headboard near my pillow waiting for me Heart. The third photo is just of him chilling at one of the places he sat in the room here and there, I didn't have my phone with me when I'd stepped out of the room and came back, but it was so cute seeing him there, like awww, lil friend is waiting for me Smiley face

And one more bit of cuteness was to follow, either the one that stayed overnight or another one, showed up and greeted me for a few minutes after we awoke in the early afternoon, even alighting on my hand for a moment shortly after I sat up Smiley faceSmiley faceHousefly
A screenshot from the video, which shows a housefly floating generally near to the light bulb hanging from the ceiling, currently turned off, near the open window. A screenshot from the video a little to the left of the first fly, and moving back and forth between the two, showing them both floating near the ceiling of the room, occasionally dancing with eachother in the middle. A photo looking up at a white mesh curtain curled overtop of the curtain bar at night, with a housefly circled in white sitting on the curtain mesh.

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My swarm 2022
Lil fly flying around
Forest swarm that I befriended

Song-a-day talking about how to let flies in (YouTube link)
- the little fly friends I'm talking about (YouTube link)