Snow...

..... the past few days have seen tiny accumulations of snow settling again, again, and again....... an inch here, half an inch there, a freeze, a slight thaw, and then a dusting the next day..... but really, for the better part of a week, we have maintained below-zero temperatures and the steady presence of snow.......

.... the snow started late on the first night, and I put a small tray of leftovers out on the deck for Fred & Bob to nibble on at their leisure.... and like clockwork, they arrived at 6:15 sharp and buried their whiskered faces heartily into the small plate of cool chicken korma...... you know, I read somewhere that cats only have sixteen taste buds per square inch as opposed to the millions that we humans have..... I always laugh quietly when I feed the cats chicken korma....... I can't help but wonder how the ratio of nerves on their backsides relates to their taste buds..... and just how much appreciation they receive from that leftover korma the next day as they waddle towards the litter box........

..... but hey, that's just me......

... anyway, I bring this all up because of the snow, mainly...... see, the morning after the snow The Missus wandered out onto the back deck to wallow in the glory of it all....... I, of course, stayed inside and drank coffee whilst she pummeled the dining room door with snowballs.... but after about ten minutes of that, she was done.....

..... she then proceeded to tell me of all the various "prints" on the deck that she had seen as she patted snowballs together for throwing......

... after a quick analysis (and once-over from the Audubon Field Guide for the Southeastern United States), we determined that our humble little deck had been visited by at least five species of mammals, eight species of birds, and one wine drinking Scotswoman with bare feet.......

...... hey, who knew that a fresh snowfall could be so damned interesting forensically the next morning?.....

by Eric on January 09, 2010 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
Bullshit So Far

Let's see ... possum, skunk, squirrel and/or chipmunk, raccoon and the cats?

Bullshitted by wil on January 10, 2010 03:23 AM

Korma? What dat?

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on January 10, 2010 04:21 AM

My folks had the same thing on their garage roof...raccoons, squirrels, cats...and what look like fox prints running around their garage.

There were no barefoot wine-drinking Scotswoman prints. That I know of.

Bullshitted by Tommy on January 10, 2010 10:57 AM

... yeah, Wil, that pretty much sums it up.... whitetail tracks out next to the tree line though.....

... you're joking, Jimbo!... right?.... good god, a good korma is a tasty, tasty thing.... get thee to an Indian restaurant stat.... and mop it up with a garlic & cheese naan..... just trust me....

.... ok, Tommy, I'll bite.... how'd the fox get on the roof of the garage?....

Bullshitted by Eric on January 10, 2010 03:06 PM

Someone should ask Al Gore where his global warming thing is? Unless of course, he was referring to that hot air emanating from his mouth.

Bullshitted by Braden on January 12, 2010 10:35 AM

Sorry, poorly written sentence...fox tracks on the ground around the garage. Trains run slow from Athens to Englewood....

Bullshitted by Tommy on January 12, 2010 07:51 PM