Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Little Tail before Breakfast

The local rabbits seem to agree with Erma Bombeck, who said that the grass is always greener over the septic tank.  Even though there is lots and lots of grass outside of the fenced in area, rabbits regularly enter the yard.  There have been numerous rabbit sightings, smellings, and compelling scat evidence.  Then there was the rousing encounter of a few days ago.

It was a morning like any other, the dogs go outside in shifts to do their business.  Lois and Henry are first- the benefits of seniority.  Suddenly, things came to a head, or rather, tail.  The sound of a rabbit screaming is loud and full of anguish.

That was the sound that brought me outside in the still dark.  This is what I saw.

Well.  The rabbit stopped screaming.  He was wedged in that fence very tightly.  Fortunately, after slowly pushing one hip, then the other, little by little through the chain link, the rabbit was unstuck.  Once free of the fence the rabbit turned tail (what was left of it) and ran quite fast away from his morning  nightmare.

Henry strutted around the yard carrying the trophy tail.  I took it from him and flung it over the fence.  The rabbit has not returned to claim it, as yet.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

Let's do Philippians 2:8-11.                     Go.
 I'll start.

And being found in human form he
 humbled himself and became obedient
 unto death, even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed
 on him the name which is above every name,
 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
 in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Birds in Heaven

Winter has winded down and birds are whopping it up.  Robins gather, preparing to pair off.

Beyond the Robin filled tree, the raucous cry of Red-winged Black Birds mingles with the dour cry of Mourning doves.

A pair of swans flying no more than thirty feet overhead, their long necks stretched toward their destination, are silent, but for the whooshing of huge flapping wings.

Certain male ducks are quarrelling, jockeying to be Top Drake.

Mabel was a bird watcher- from the inside Finches to the outside Sparrows.  Last April when we brought baby ducks into the basement, Mabel was so fascinated, that in spite of the discomfort of stiff joints, she repeatedly charged down the stairs to visit the bird youngsters.

Sadly, Mabel didn't get to see the ducks grow up.

Mabel has been on my mind a lot lately.  She has been gone for not quite a year.  I thought I'd used up all my tears.  Not so.

There is, at least, some comfort in the certain hope that there are many many birds in Heaven with Mabel right now.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 44

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  There's a Let's Detest Donald Trump mania going around. 

Several celebrities have promised/threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president. Who are these people? Bonus question: is their leaving a good thing or a bad thing?

Miley Cyrus. 
She won't be missed
The USA can do with one
less skank.
Why is her tongue always
hanging out?  I thought
 humans cooled themselves with
 sweat through the skin.
Hostmaster:  Fluffy.  How about you explain this to our na├»ve friend later -in private.
She's not a skank.  She is
just expressing herself as
an adult.  Being a child star
she was held back from
 growing up.  People can't
handle that she is an adult
sexual being now.
Hostmaster:  all righty.  Cyndi, do you have a new answer to the main questions?  
Cher.  She would be a
great loss to American
Culture.  What a talent. 
What a strong woman.
Certainly, the greatest
loss would be her insightful
tweets about Trump.  You know, like
how he is a #~&*^_#!!

Hostmaster:  Byran?

Whoopie Goldberg.  No loss.
She is a spent force.  Once she
was funny.  Now she sits around on
 that TV show looking like an angry bull
dyke making unbelievably pompous
ignorant statements.  My personal
favorite is her declaration that Roman Polanski
 didn't "rape" rape that thirteen year old girl. 
Then there's the goofy race accusations. 
She ought to join up with Al Sharpton.
Hostmaster:  Sharpton has said he'd leave the US if Trump is elected president too.  Maybe he and Whoopie could start a Racial Justice Company in their new  home country.

If they made a horror movie with
bobble head monsters,  Al Sharpton should star.
He scares me.  

  Let's end this round.  Celebrities bore me.  How about some brunch.  Mimosas are on me!
Round 44
Fluffy/Molly  20
Bryan/Cyndi   18