Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stupid Bugger Didn't Look Both Ways Before Crossing!

Obviously his Mom and Dad didn't tell him to look both ways before crossing the street, because the poor little guy ended up as road kill, unceremoniously picked over by the dreaded magpies and crows. We had a love/hate relationship going, and now I'm at a loss.

We had an agreement. I would leave him out some peanuts, and he would leave my petunias alone. It worked out fine in the winter, HA. This summer he had been reneging on the agreement, and eating both the peanuts and my petunias. Now his end has come.

Much as I yelled at him when he was eating my petunias, it was never loud enough to scare him off.

We always seemed to have the camera handy when he showed up, ready to click the best shot of him we could, because even though he was irritating, he was cute and entertaining. Now he is gone.

Stupid little bugger, he forgot to stop, look and listen! Fortunately or unfortunately, his replacement has arrived and is knocking on the patio door looking for peanuts.

Moral of the story?

Life is short, enjoy every day?
The grass is not always greener on the other side?
A peanut in hand is better than a petunia in the basket?

P.S. It was a squirrel, not sure it was "our" funny little pest!


Southern Quebec said...

Enough of these little suckers and you could have yourself a fur coat!

MONSTER said...

And with the fresh veggies from the garden a pretty good stew.

hunter said...

You two are too funny! Not sure I'm ready to eat a stewed fur coat with fresh veggies, but the magpies like their meals rare, not stewed.