Sunday, November 17, 2013

17 November 2013 Lookin’ out my back door

Cassi Creek:  Yesterday w3 hosted a battle between one dog, 6 squirrels, 2 raccoons, and 9 turkeys.  A single chipmunk was noted but wisely avoided becoming involved.  This all took place in our back yard as the various wild creatures faced each other down to lay claim to birdseed and corn.  The turkeys seemed to win the conflict by default.  At the height of the conflict, the dog, Loki, remained indoors barking at squirrels that entered her game boundaries.  The squirrels gave way to the raccoons, who gave way to the turkeys. 
          Losses – one hummingbird feeder damaged by the raccoons.  The area beneath the bird feeders is heavily scratched up by the turkeys.  The raccoons took several small pellet hits as we tried to discourage their presence in a non-lethal manner.  That, by the way, has proven singularly unsuccessful.  Heavier caliber, higher velocity intervention may eventually be required. 
          The weather changes during the last several days have caused a great deal of pain in various joints.  In addition, I find that the more I hurt, the more I notice some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s.   Driving into town last night was an exercise in searching for a position of least pain.  Counting out the admissions money last night was rather difficult.  Making change took more time as well.  Came home to watch Michael J. Fox’s sitcom.  I’m a little discouraged watching the program as it is a likely prediction for me.  OTOH, bits and pieces of it are funny because of what they present. 
          We’ve taken the day off with respect to Obama Care and with respect to the Kennedy assassination. 

So the kids they dance
And shake their bones,
And the politicians throwin' stones,
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.”


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