Friday, December 23, 2011

'Tis The Season

It's too warm here for the season. I want cold weather. Just glanced out at my thermometer, 63 degrees. Bah, Humbug.

Look what followed me home last night, little booger jumped into my truck and said take me home. I gave her a loving caress and she's now all toasty and snug under the Christmas tree waiting on Sweet Wife.

Here she is while fully dressed.

And naked.

House sure was quiet last night. So I wrapped my few personal gifts to Sweet Wife and placed them under the tree.

Not sure why but when I'm alone I feel little need to cook meals. Stopped at a fish place for take out and found myself reduced to eating fast food fish. Awful isn't worthy of its description.

At one point last evening I noticed my cat, out on the deck, at a fast back and forth pace in front of the French doors. I let her inside. She ran. I followed. She arrived in front of my family room chair and deposited a live baby squirrel on the seat.

Baby squirrel sat up and gave the place a once over. Cat smiled. Baby squirrel, I swear to all that's holy, did a little round about and settled in for the night. Sucker went to sleep. Cat continued to smile and rubbed my leg. Perhaps she felt this my gift for Christmas. I told her good girl but baby squirrels are not in the same class as veal. Then again.

The little squirrel fit into the palm of my hand. Big round eyes, long tail, tiny. I gently took the tiny creature and placed it back outside.

Wish I'd thought to have taken its picture.

We all fall from the nest time to time.

I miss Little Bit.



  1. Nice present! What was the price difference with and without the laser installed?

    Or do you not like the Crimson Trace lasers?

  2. JC, I like Crimson Trace, have one on my Glock. Just didn't feel she needed the added touch.

  3. Can't go wrong with anything named Ruger..after all we did name our dog after the company... : ) I think she will like it. And I look forward to slinging some lead with her in the future.

  4. Stephen - that Ruger is awesome, Sweet Wife will love it! and i love the story about the baby squirrel!

    if i am not around for the next few days it is because our dance card is filled for the next several - we have been invited to everyone's house! anyway, just wanted to wish you and Sweet Wife and Little Bit a very Merry Christmas! both jambaloney and i have enjoyed your friendship these past few months and are looking forward to continuing and strengthening that friendship in the new year.

    you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers and we send wishes of great things for you all during the holidays!

    your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

  5. I've had similar experiences with animals being brought in that ended in a much more frantic story. Nice LCP. She'll be thrilled.

  6. Merry Christmas Stephen to you and yours. Don

  7. 10 degrees here this morning. I would gladly swap a little from the low end for some of the high end you are having. Will be a white Christmas though.
    One of our dogs tried to get into the house with the front half of a freshly killed rabbit the other night. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  8. JUGM, I hope she likes the Ruger. She isn't aware she's receiving it for Christmas. We'll need to work out a date for lead slinging.

    kymber, thanks. You and yours have a very Merry Christmas. I'll check on your blog over the weekend. God bless.

    45er, what shocked me the most is the cat didn't harm the little thing...kinda wet, but fine. Thanks on the LCP. Hope she likes it.

    Don, my friend, and a Merry Christmas to you and Patrice and the girls. (Hope I have the correct Don) and may God bless you all.

    John, I'll take the ten degrees, all day, and a wee bit of snow, and some wind. I miss it. Hey, the front half of a rabbit eats as well as the rear half....don't waste it. Merry Christmas.

  9. Have a very Merry Christmas! I'll keep Sweet Wife and Little Bit in my prayers until they are back home safely! Nice LCP. My best gal friend has one of those...we plan on going to the range Christmas we will trade off! Be Blessed!

  10. Hard to be in the Christmas spirit when its 84 around here right? Have a Very Merry Christmas my friend.

  11. I can't believe the cat brought in a live squirrel! Wow. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. : )

  12. True Texan, thank you very much for the prayers...I do worry about them. Wish you were close and we'd all sling lead together. Merry Christmas.

    Rob, so true. 63 here at present. And, Merry Christmas to you too.

    KW, she sure did...little booger was a bit wet but fine. Cats, who knew they liked squirrels for pets...Merry Christmas, Sweet Lady.

  13. We had a cat that would bring us treats as well. She brought in live birds, frogs but the best thing she brought in was a live baby bunny. Nothing like going in to the bathroom, having a seat on the throne and look to your right and yes there's a baby bunny in the corner LOL. Needless to say I called to my hubby to get the gloves and we released it back outside. She didnt kill anything just brought it to us. The birds were the worst though to get out of the house. We moved and didnt have that cat door anymore which solved a lot of the problems. Miss that sweet kitty, she brought a lot of laughter to us.

    Merry Christmas!

  14. I love my new Elsie Pea. Good choice.

  15. Denise, one squirrel is enough for me...thanks, Sweet Lady.

    Sharon, seems Sweet Wife has fallen in love with hers too. She's reading the owners manual as I write. Merry Christmas.