Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Myron and Mabel
From my desk I can see our front sidewalk. Because I am so easily distracted, any movement outside my window gets my attention. This morning, I let the dogs out as usual and after a bit, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a shadow move the length of the sidewalk, then Cosmo sat down and looked at our roof....and just sat there. We live kinda, sorta, a little bit, in the country. Not really because my grocery store is around the corner and I am only a couple minutes from two major highways...but we are rural enough that we have critters running wild. Last week there was a really HUGE ugly vulture swooping over our yard and the thought crossed my mind that little Cos could easily be a snack for a predator. With this thought bouncing back to my conscious level from the depths of my cranium, I jumped up and ran to the door, thinking that I would get there just in time to see a creature flying off with my little doggie in its grasp, (think those horrid flying monkeys in the Wizard of Ozzzz). When I got out there, Cos looked at me, then the roof again. When I looked up, honest to god, my first thought was, I have to get a picture and blog this. (I know, it is sad that my first thought is this blog). So, without further delay, I present my two new house guests, Myron and Mabel. I think they may have been looking for our pond, the only problem is, we don't have one. We do have a puddle though, so hopefully they will stick around. Poor Cos, he was so bewildered, he came in and fell asleep. Then tonight, it was sunny while it was raining and out my kitchen window was this rainbow. Now where the hell is my pot of gold? This has been a very strange day. (PS. The date on my camera is wrong and my camera is a cheap ebay piece of crap...I am writing a letter to Santa NOW telling him to get his little elves off their butts early and start working on getting me a decent camera).