Ok, ok... I know what you are
thinking... Deenamite can't count.
Well, it really is the gang of 5.
The sixth leaf (scarred and leaning up against the
wall of the pot) was recently rescued after a
squirrel attacked our friend Tony while he was
sunning himself on the back porch. btw - Tony is
ok... we're not so sure about the squirrel by the
time Tony was done with him, he's one big tough
Anyhow, ever since rescuing me and
Kemosabe, Alexander feels it is our Jadi Knight duty
to save the Jades, so he went out like he got a
Jade-1-1 call when he heard of the attack. Of the
leaves that fell, only this one was sufficiently
intact to try and save. But it's not looking too
good, and we are not sure if it will make it.
But the Jadi Knights are not ready
to give up yet! So for now it has joined the Gang of
Five. (Since this was first written, the squirrel
leaf has died. Sadly, the Gang of Five is once again
only 5 strong.)
As for the rest of the group, they
all seem firm in the ground, so we are pretty sure
they are taking root. It can be a slow process. The
Lone Leafer (Kemosabe) actually took from November
to May before he popped up, and look at him now!
The rule is that the first Jade to
show a leaf sticking up gets a pot and a name of
their very own! Alexander says he already has a name
picked out, but it's so secret, he won't even tell
The Gang of Five started out as 3
leaves, then 4, and finally 5. I think they are at
the point that if Alexander plays hero again, we're
going to have to get another pot.
They are all gathered in a 3 inch
pot, the official pot size of the Jadi Knights.