I can’t make this stuff up, folks. Telly came in the house yesterday morning smelling like skunk – not as if she’d been sprayed but like she’d been near one. I walked to the shop and the odor was very strong. – I came back to the house smelling like Telly. I really felt I should cancel at Concord because I couldn’t get away from that smell but what would Marline , the activity director, do at the last minute for the birthday party? The garage smelled really bad so I quickly jumped in the car and left Rick and all the dogs to go skunk hunting. I stood in the wind when I got to Concord hoping the smell would blow away. I asked Marline if she could smell it and she agreed she could, a bit, but I sat down and played for an hour anyway.
When I got home Rick was standing by the garage with the rifle. He had just shot the skunk right beside the walk-thru garage door! Do you know how many times all of us walked by that area? This could have been so so bad with 3 boarding dogs and a skunk in the light of day which often suggests rabies. God was watching over us all. No dog got sprayed and came in the house. No dog got in a fight with the skunk and got bit. And the skunk did not get away to cause us further grief in the future.
Last night Marline called to say I forgot my glasses on top of the piano and added that one of the new employees who was helping in the dining area during the party complimented my piano playing but added, ” I don’t know about her choice of perfume tho”. Ba Da Boom!!!
I keep forgetting to update you about the cat above the garage. He/she is still there, does not hear me coming, seems to be healthy enough but very afraid of me and I don’t know what I’m going to do when spring arrives. Just open the door and let the cat come and go as if the room above the garage is its permanent home?
Last night I got up with Claire about 3 am and it was a beautiful night – very calm and quiet, so quiet that for the first time ever I heard the coyotes around our property barking and howling. They can’t get in our yard because of the 6′ fence but I think they were in our hay ground and west of our grove and they were very vocal. Rick says it’s because it’s mating season. The snow is melting and the temps are in the 40s during the day which does feel almost like spring.