August 15, 2006

My sincere apologies to Miss Janis

But I must report that it has come a cloud here, and there is much thunder, lightning and rainfall at the moment.

In other news, the dead armadillo is STILL dead, and it's still propped up against the curb down toward the bottom of the street going out of our neighborhood where it was on Saturday. However, it's not quite in as good a shape as it had been previously. Why the city maintenance guys won't come get it is beyond me. It has proven to be quite the science experiment for the kids, though--

"HEY!! It's got fur on its underside!"

Yes, children, although they have a hard outer shell, they are soft and warm inside.

"EWWWW! Flies!"

Yes, such is the way of all flesh. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, armadillo to fly bait.


That would be something called a "car," doing something called "hitting a dead armadillo and squishing it sideways." Just be glad it wasn't Daddy, or he'd be having nightmares for weeks.

"Where did it come from, Daddy?"

The sky, kids. Giant birds pick them up over the vast deserts of the American Southwest and fly over here and drop them out of the sky WATCH IT!! Sorry--thought I saw one.

"Daaaad. Really!?"


Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 15, 2006 02:24 PM

I have been thinking about ripping into Joanna Jacobs. A decent woman, for sure, but she recently had FOUR DAYS of rain. She's on a honeymoon in Switzerland.

Posted by: Janis at August 15, 2006 03:46 PM

The nerve of some people.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 15, 2006 03:56 PM

I've always wanted a pet armadillo that I raise to be confused so he'd think he was a coon dog.

In my youth we had goats who were confused, some of them thought they were dogs, some of them thought they were horses.

Nothing more annoying to a nine-year-old playing cowboys and indians to be followed around by 3 goats and five dogs whilst he's trying to sneak up on ole Geronimo or Sitting Bull. It just completely ruins it... 'specilly that dadgummed bell that one goat wore 'round her neck.

Posted by: Dave Helton at August 15, 2006 04:39 PM

At the rate they're spreading, I figure you should be seeing some up your way by next week or so.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 15, 2006 04:57 PM

Armadillos, that is.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 15, 2006 04:58 PM