Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just Too Gross!

O.K. BE WARNED:  The photo that follows  at the bottom of this post is gross!

Some days, I am a total dipwad! I SWEAR I have proof of my near genius I.Q. but... there are times I think I must not have a brain at all.  

The other morning at the creek, the bestie and Bart were sleeping in. The BFF has a cold. So Mabel and I were lolly gagging along, grateful for the slower pace. Mabel dove into dirty creek, chasing the ground squirrels while I wandered down to the mulberry tree to see if there was any late season fruit to savor.  The branches are low hung and it's much darker under there and I was aware of a "slow moving" rabbit in front of me.

He has a awfully tall tail for a bunny. Hmmm. I've never seen a black and white bunny out here. Well, actually that looks like a cat... POLE CAT! CRAP!

I took off running back toward the trail head hoping to grab Mabel on the way.  I did and was quite relieved I didn't have to spend the day shampooing a stinking dog.

Cut to yesterday morning.  The BFF and I are standing just under the same mulberry tree. Mabel is downstream, exploring. Bart is right across the creek from us in some tall grass and I happened to notice, standing beside Bart about four feet downstream, was said skunk! No one even saw it but me!

I yelled, "SKUNK!" and took off followed by Barb and Bart and Mabel. Whew, another gross disaster diverted!

But the icky stuff doesn't stop at the car door. No... look what I found on my back porch rug:
Ewww. At first, I thought it had fallen out of it's nest... but there are no feathers so it makes me think a critter of some sort stole the egg.

O.K. That's THREE gross encounters in ONE weekend. I'm done, right?


6 comments:

JanelDudleyBeads said...

So glad you all didn't get sprayed! Poor little bird, aww so little.

Duly Inspired said...

Um? YUCK! I do find these poor babes often in July here in Houston. On my AC Unit, on the concrete surrounding the AC unit, in parking lots... very sad.

Duly Inspired said...

Um? YUCK! I do find these poor babes often in July here in Houston. On my AC Unit, on the concrete surrounding the AC unit, in parking lots... very sad.

rottrover said...

hey! skunks are beautiful if they don't spray. seems like you guys lucked out. nice kitty.....

Snowbrush said...

Oh, I don't think it's gross at all. I just think it's very sad.

the booker man said...

poor baby birdie. :(
what is so gross about skunks?! i think they smell grrrreat! uh oh. mama's giving me the hairy eyeball...
*woof*
the booker man