Monday, June 18, 2007

Bad news

I was weeding the swiss chard, near the currants, when I noticed an unpleasant odor. I took a closer look at the netting. I'm sorry to say, there's a dead chipmunk in there.

Damn.

This wasn't supposed to happen.

I only wanted to protect the currants, and make the birds fly off when they tried to approach. I didn't want to KILL anything. This didn't happen last year. I'll never use that damn nylon netting again; there's got to be a better way. Maybe that cotton string net I saw in the Lee Valley Tools catalogue; it's soft and drapes, so I could tie it off above the ground, sort of like a balloon around the currant bush.

Now Dean and I are going to have to go out there with a shovel and a plastic bag, and disentangle the corpse. Ugh. These currants better be worth it this year.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What timing in your post!!

Don't get too sentimental, though. I know how you despise that in others.

Did you shed a tear, or will you skin it and make its pelt a hat for your doggie, or for one of your kids?

Because we all know how cold and un-emotional you are.

9:45 pm  
Anonymous Austin Powers said...

"Saucer of milk for table two"

4:53 am  
Blogger Nicholodeon said...

Hey Doc
Sorry about the chipmunk. I felt the same when a sparrow flew into my front casement because it thought it could fly through, and killed itself. Left a feather on the window that minded me to pray for all of God's creatures. I found the little body below among my tiger lilies. Must be getting old, as am feeling a tear in my eye as I recall this incident.

I read your earlier post and am AMAZED at the response re: homosexuality and whatever among the Anglicans.

Compared with other major issues facing humankind, the homosexuality thing pales. Thank God he sees the little sparrow fall.

1:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Compared with other major issues facing humankind, the homosexuality thing pales. Thank God he sees the little sparrow fall."

I couldn't agree more!! However, this blog continually seems to make homosexuals within the Anglican church THE major issue.

Ayn

8:26 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

But then, there's only 3 or 4 of us here, right? So it hardly matters. Anyway, I think you're imagining things - homosexuality is not the primary focus here, even when writing about the Episcopal Church. Stupidity is the real target. I can't be bothered going back over my posts to see how many it works out to, but I'd think it's probably less than 20% of the total.

Nick, I had something like that happen with a bird that got into the house. We tried to shoo it towards an open window and freedom, but it flew straight into the non-opening one beside it. One little twitch, and it was dead. At least it was fast - I'm sure it didn't feel any pain, but we felt awful.

8:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Stupidity is the real target. I can't be bothered going back over my posts to see how many it works out to, but I'd think it's probably less than 20% of the total."

Wait...

I thought you declare the LIBERALS to be such an elitist group, yet you post the above, along with your "I just detest sloppiness...blah, blah, BLECH"

Observing your writings, it would seem that you are rather elitist and condescending in the same way you seem to accuse others of being.

It matters not the percentage of your over-the-top descriptions, accusations, etc.

Here's a question for you: When was the last time you actually did something nice for someone else, no matter what their beliefs?

And I don't mean for a chipmunk, rodent, etc., nor does reading Chesterton aloud to blind chipmunks qualify etc.

I mean, an example of when you loved your neighbor as yourself.

Honestly, your neighbor would be one happy person, given that you seem to really love yourself very much!! Such a healthy ego!

Did Chesterton write about Narcissism as well?

God Bless,
Ayn

11:11 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Chesterton wrote about everything.

6:44 am  

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