Thursday, May 10, 2012
Things We Love
You just have to love Spring. The sun shines, the grass grows and the flowers are bursting into bloom.
Mother Nature's annual fertility dance promotes highly enjoyable window watching for Bogey. The birds, butterflies, and bugs flutter around in a most tantalizing way. Completely amped up on the addictive drug of "I wanna get me one of those", he lurks by the door hoping to zip outside when we're not looking.
No chance, Buddy.
Did I forget to mention the squirrels? We have a bumper crop. I don't mind as long as they stay away from the house. Those four-footed menaces can chew through vinyl...and wood...and pretty much anything else they choose. Indy keeps track of our bushy-tailed tree rodents. He'd love to personally remove each one of them from the yard. (Note to readers: Indy could never actually catch a squirrel. We keep him inside to preserve his self-esteem. Squirrels are extremely rude and tend to laugh and point when he reaches the end of his tether)
However, Indy does take a far more gentlemanly approach than Bogey does when it comes to getting out the door.
" Hey, Mom. I gotta go potty!"
My critters aren't the only ones having an awesome Spring. Yesterday brought word that a story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive, made the first cut. I faxed the signed contract back to the CS folks so fast my fax machine went haywire, pulling multiple pieces of paper through, and marking each one with lovely strips of black ink. Nice going, Mr. Fax Machine. Are you going to replace all the paper you ruined?
I didn't think so. Guess I'm off to the store for more paper. Not such a bad thing on a beautiful Spring day!