Thursday, June 21, 2012

Into the Wild

I am going to start this post off by saying, I live in the city.  The suburbs to be exact.  But I do not live in the country.  You wouldn't know that from all the wildlife I have been around lately.

Yesterday morning I all of a sudden hear Derby howling at the window (he howl/barks, it's the beagle in him).  I didn't see anything so I just think Derby is crazy.  But he keeps howling at something, so I finally look out the window a little harder to see what is going on.  And what do I spy, but this little fella.

Yes, that would be a little skunk in the picture.  It looks like a baby skunk, so I am sure there is a mama skunk around somewhere too.  I didn't go outside and didn't let the dogs outside for quite a while, and I guess he wandered off.  I just hope I don't end up with a skunked dog anytime soon.

To add to my animal adventure birds have been attacking both my house and my rental house.  This morning I came outside to a dead bird on my front porch.  I don't do well with live animals, let alone dead ones.  So I got a shovel and moved him to a better "final resting place."

At my rental house, a bird flew down the chimney and must have been flying around the inside of my house for quite a while before he final died.  Luckily I had my husband with me that time, so he got to move the bird outside.

The two dogs are enough for me.  I could use a few less encounters with nature.

1 comment:

  1. Jordan - can you email me at I have a ? for you and I don't see your email here.