“The course of the seasons is a piece of clock-work, with a cuckoo to call when it is springtime.” 

Fair Warning! The faint of heart and weak of stomach should not continue reading.

Yesterday, Nala was out a long while. I assumed she was playing with her dead possum, but I decided to to check on her but then I heard her come inside. I got up to pat the lovely Miss Nala. The dead possum was on the hall floor beside the dogs’ toy box. I made sounds of disgust, eww, eww, eww over and over. My face reflected the sound. I had to keep Nala away while I figured out how to get the possum out of the house. I grabbed a brown bag and a plastic bag. I used the plastic to push the possum into the brown bag. Nala wanted the bag so I held it high as I carried it outside. That totally grossed me out, and I eww’ed to the front door. Nala was right beside me. I took the bag outside to the front yard where Nala never goes. I went to toss the possum, but it fell out of the bag and slid down the small hill beside my house. I left it there in quiet repose. I’ll move it away from the house later.

Today will stay partly cloudy with a high of 39˚. The morning air is filled with the songs of birds, a welcome sign spring is coming. When the wind blows, I can hear the sweet sounds of the chimes hanging from a tree in the backyard. The morning is a delight for eyes and ears.

I went outside with Nala, the consummate thief, and saved some of the things she has stolen and picked up a handful of her trash. I’ll make another run on the trash later.

The dogs stay out a long time. Nala looks for trouble. Henry wanders the yard and sniffs the ground. Henry no longer whacks the dog door for me to come and let him in. He comes in on his own every time. In regard to the dog door, and only the dog door, Nala has been a good influence.

I have a chore list with only a couple of items. Any more, and I’d set myself up to fail. The kitchen floor, which I think is still there under the dog paw prints, needs to be washed. It is atop the list. My bed too is on that list but with parenthesis around it, a notation that means maybe. I have been dusting with my sweatshirt sleeve. It works the best.

I’m going out today. I’ll have to shield my eyes from the light. Other than the quick possum fiasco, I have been inside a long time.

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6 Comments on ““The course of the seasons is a piece of clock-work, with a cuckoo to call when it is springtime.” ”

  1. Christer. Says:

    I’m sorry but I have laughed so much now 🙂 🙂 🙂 I fully understand Your reaction, things like that has happened here before but nothing that big has been brought into my home 🙂 🙂 🙂 Back in the days, I think it was Viran, she found a half rotten roe deer head in the forest and ran around with it and sometimes stopped to have a snack from it.

    I and Nova sat on te kitchen stairs in the sunshine for the first time this year, she napped and I drank a cup of coffee 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I expected you’d laugh. I figured will all your dogs at least one or two did the same thing. Nala ate none of it. For her it was just a toy. In fact, she has a toy just a bit smaller but with similar colors.

      It was cold all day, still 37˚. It is supposed to be really warm tomorrow but will be raining. It hasn’t rained for a while so I’m okay with that.

      Have a great day!

  2. lilydark Says:

    Oh dear. I didn’t laugh ( honest). I couldn’t deal with that possum. It’s sort of funny they play dead to keep themselves alive. I sort of know the feeling. I have chores inside to do, a lot of paperwork, and a friend found a comfortable KN95 mask, and gave me the place to get them
    I want to go to a concert– and I think I’ve chosen Suzzy Roche, and her daughter Lucy. I’ve seen them before, and loved them. There are so many playing, but I can only afford to go to one.
    Take Care,
    Lori and Ms. Cookie ( but never Bambi)

    • katry Says:

      HI Lori,
      I’m surprised you didn’t laugh. It seems just about everyone else has. This one was dead from the start. It was flat and frozen. Gracie did have one which she dropped which then played dead so Gracie lost interest.

      I did nothing today except do some dusting, and I took a nap; the three of us took a nap.

      You picked a great concert to go see. I hope you have a wonderful time.

      Kat et al

  3. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today the weather was absolutely perfect. The sun shone brightly after a cloudy morning and the high was a beautiful 78°. Spring is right around the corner and right after the freeze Monday morning. 🙂

    Today, we didn’t eat Chinese for lunch but went for hamburgers with tater tots. We discovered an old fashioned burger and shake place nearby. I’m a plain hamburger guy but my wife and daughter went wild with chili, cheese, jalapeños, and grilled onions.

    I wasn’t grossed out but got a chuckle when Nala put the dead possum in with the other dog toys. Will Nala jump the backyard fence to retrieve her prize before it makes it to the trash? 🙂 You might call animal control and have them dispose of the possum’s remains.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      78˚ is a really warm day for us. We won’t hit that until maybe mid or late June. Spring is still along way off for us. I’m happy when we hit the 50’s.

      I am a hamburger/cheeseburger fan. I order one often if I go out to eat or have food delivered. I’m with your wife in ordering extras. Grilled onions is a favorite. Chinese is a favorite but being one person I don’t order it often it is usually two or more meals worth.

      Nala doesn’t know where the possum is. I left it in the brush beside my house in the front, a place Nala has ever been. She can’t see or even smell it, too far from the fence.

      I think it a good idea to call animal control.

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