Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Two Rabbits In One Day
I'm having so much hope that the wild animals haven't all disappeared from south Texas. I'm sure they're thick other places on large ranches but we just don't see the animals we used to see here. John blames it on the wild hogs and there are those people who shoot anything that moves just to be shooting. I drug John for a ride to a country cemetary late this afternoon. As I was walking to a back corner to check out a family plot that someone had fixed up like a garden with a birdbath (no water), a nice oak tree which was getting a good start because there was a hose there where someone is giving it plenty of water in this drought. There was a pretty white archway with wind chime hanging in the middle and flowers planted. On close inspection of the tombstone the wife had died and the husband hasn't yet. He must have loved her very much to go to so much trouble, but back to the subject. Something jumped out from behind a tree and it was a large jackrabbit. Boy! I had forgotten how big those guys are. It ran a ways and stopped and listened while I talked to it. As soon as I moved on it ran away. This morning we saw one of the cottontails. So with them, the dry land turtle and the horned toad I have seen recently I'm having hope. As for the comments about the dog catcher if we catch the dogs out we will call again. We do know where they live and there is only one in the yard so we think the dogcatcher may have taken one in. i closed the sliding door to a point that a big dog couldn't get in but Susie can get some air. She can hide in that room. It is kind of dark in there even with the light on and she is dark in color so she can hide and she does hide in different places and won't answer me unless it is meal time then she will come out to eat her soft food. You may think we were mean to not take her to the vet and we did talk it over but knowing her being so old and getting so upset over strange people and places, we decided it was best to leave her in quiet and peace and take care of her the best we can.