From here...in Old Desheng.......
and eager little hands........
Sad that they would not see Silky again :-(
However, behind the scenes little things were happening, and the next day I had a call from SSPCA to let me know that they had sent the story to the local newspapers.
Next we had reporters phoning to ask for details about Silky's journey. His story appeared on local news and in several newspapers around the country...
So far from being over, the story had taken another turn, and we learned that Silky was still alive and well in Edinburgh's Butterfly World!
where we were ushered into meet our little friend,
who had proved that HE was a SHE, by laying some eggs!!!!!
So we said our goodbyes again :-) then had a look at the other marvels which had emerged from their cocoons at Butterfly world.
This blue one was so similar to the huge beauties which flitted around in Da Mo on our trip.
On the way out, we found a fantastic toy set with cocoon, caterpillar, moth & mulberry leaf to remind us of Silky's adventures.
But the story is not over yet!
No, we did not phone again to check or visit..we let nature take its course and were just thankful that Silky had made it all the way from Desheng to Scotland ( Eilidh said- "just like me:-)"
and had experienced a little bit of life!
However freinds have been in touch, and Silky's adventures will be made into a children's book linking Desheng to Scotland along with Eilidh and the lovely old, wise women we met in that ancient street.....sold to raise funds to help children in Desheng.
Watch this Space!!!!!!!!!
Silky Lives On !!!!!!!