Friday, September 18, 2015

As wet as a drowned rat.

So that is where that expression comes from. No frogs in the water trough this morning, but one drowned rat. John has three baby calves on the ground. Wasn't able to get a picture. We heard three illegals Were caught and was carrying guns somewhere on the farm to market road near the ranch. So far we haven't heard of any downed fences.

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you have terrible trouble with trafficking there!

jack69 said...

I don't know where it came from but I have heard it all my life. HA!

S. J. Qualls said...

Yeah, poor devils try to get a drink and can't get out.

Linda Kay said...

Ewww...a dead rat, well I guess that's a good rat, right? Hope the calves are okay.

Rose said...

I am not sure I have ever seen a drowned rat...LOL

Manzanita said...

Dear Paula,
Things do seem to come in 3's. Rats! Do they have any purpose, other than to be a great pain in the patoote? Same with squirrels (for me..... I know some people think they are soooo cute, but take aways that fluffy tail and you got a rat.) The other day I was trying to get in the door of the feed store and a squirrel actually got me cornered and kept coming at me. The store is on the walking mall (you load from the back) and tourists prob. feed them because he was determined to get some food from me.

But back to the phrase drowned rat. Rats were reported to always be on ships and if the ship sinks... drowned rat. Hahaha.... I don't know.

Manzanita said...

Paula
I've been so busy getting ready for winter that I missed your last post and honest to goodness I didn't know that you wrote lovingly about the squirrels. LOL
I was by no means referring to that post. But I still hate them. Every winter they manage to get into my attic and I can hear them chewing/scratching ..... perhaps on the electrical wiring. Scares me. I set live traps for them in the attic ...... about all I can do. But do they stay alive for long? I'll never tell. Survivors do what they have to. lol

I just now looked up and out the window. A doe and her growing twins are nibbling on the flowers, not 10 feet from my window. Now those, I do protect.

Lux G. said...

Oh no. :(

Wendy said...

Hello Paula. We just got our heifers back, they were visiting the bull. I hope to have calves next May/June? I might have the vet come check to see if they are pregnant as they are due for some vaccinations. The only think that drowns in our stock tank is toads....Scary about the illegals carry guns.