Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In this post, I try to coherently tie together two completely different subjects... how'd I do?

Wouldn't you know, on a day when I actually have something to blog about, we get tagged! WildARS has signed us up for a photo thing where you have to pick the sixth photo of the sixth folder in your computer and post the photo (thanks Andy, I'll remember this...) I've been tagged for this before, but never remember to do it after I get home, plus our personal computer is not currently hooked up to the Internet. So, I decided to do it with my work computer. And this is what I got:


I think that's pretty self-explanatory. Oh, it's not? Well, I work for a newspaper and this photo was taken for an advertisement. Or, more likely, I so love martinis and everything that goes into them that I was creating a photo essay of how to make them. Either way...

And, back to what I was originally going to post...

This is what we get for moving to the country. A few weeks ago, I took the dogs out into the yard and wasn't paying much attention until I noticed they had been sniffing at a pine tree branch laying on the ground for a long time. I called th
em away from it to no avail, so I walked over to it... only to discover that it wasn't a branch-- it was a tail. A tail. Like a raccoon's tail (but, luckily, without any sort of body or blood or anything else too gross).

We have a fox that comes through our yard almost daily and the theory is that it brought it home as a souvenir from its last good meal. Gross, but whatever.

Then, today, again noticing the dogs sniffing at something in the front yard, I went over to discover what I think are intestines. Yeah, intestines! (Or a heart but it was big so I don't want to imagine what kind of animal that came from if it was actually a heart). A few more days and I'm going to be able to piece together an entire animal.

Grossed out yet? Me too. Let's go back to thinking about this:
There. Isn't that better?

11 comments:

Nikki said...

My dog used to use the puppy door and bring home dead animals. Always appealing.

Soda and Candy said...

One of my pets once left half a baby bird daintily arranged in the center of our bedspread.

It was upsetting, and I wish I'd had a bottle of Ketel One at the time.

; )
S&C

Lou said...

Eww gross.

I'd love to see a photo essay on making martinis...

Sam_I_am said...

We've had a bear running around our neighborhood for a year now. There were 2 of them, but the state game commission caught one and released it on State Game Lands, Area 51 (creepy, right?) I have yet to see this bear, but I think it would be very exciting... granted that I'm indoors at the time.

sj said...

thank. GOD. you didn't put pictures of the various animal offal you've been discovering.

also, i miss you. we should get together soon and drink ketelone.

Geiger Girl said...

hahah! I love how the vodka was the linking coherent factor.

Funny in my mind said...

mmmmmm vodka, God's juice

Funny in my mind said...

I meant that in a good way, not being blasphemous

Srg said...

If you need any more animal parts feel free to stop by our house anytime! We've found all sorts of goodies on our property. The best was the skull, yes SKULL of a small animal. No fur, no flesh, just white bone like you'd find in a bio lab classroom. I did a little research on the thing and judging by the jaw line and teeth I think it belonged to an opossum.

The best is when one of the cats eats a mole or vole or chipmunk. All that's left is a bit of fur and a pile of intestines. Oh and the liver too. Or at least I think that's what it was.

Srg said...

Oh and as for the Ketel One - pass that baby around, will ya?

SpaGirl Jenn said...

Oh my goodness!!!! How funny...I love the picture...I do so love a good martini!!!

Animal parts laying around...I think I would need a martini when I got home!!!!!