Consuela, Coug and Mr McKrekor heading for the Lake for some serious dinner. Ever so often a long walk is called for, especially since Spring has arrived.
The fish are plentiful and it is nice to share a meal with friends away from our regular hangout, Lilian’s place. What or who is this following us with a steady trod? A squirrel, nosy fella, but he is not a fish eater so he is not invited.
Hope he keeps his distance, look at him run with those little legs, wonder how he made out on April 19-20 when a shock wave in the solar winds hit the Earth magnetic field, sparking a strong G2-class geomagnetic storm and a rare “electric blue” aura that was visible to airplanes over Canada and some of the northern States of America. There it goes, guess we can’t ask.
“I am just a BEAR so answer me something else, there actually was a guy,
HUMAN, who was bitten by a shark and some times later bit by a bear.”
“I am just a Cougar and would say” How dumb is that?”
“I am a meager crow and say: “ did it ever occur to you that animals just don’t like you!?”
Lilian’s Grandson went to Rowandaa. As requested by her he took a picture when he set foot on Afrikan soil, the first person in 3 generations in Lilian’s family to return to the Mother Continent. He was able to mingle with Giraffes, Elephants and Lions.
Needless to say she added another picture to her wall, along with all the other things which make her feel good when she sits and ponders about her world.
“Mr McKregor tell me what you overheard during your flights of late or should I say. Did you not come along on a ride a few days ago?”
“ It was 78 degrees, Lilian stopped at the Trading Post and chatted with some young people, they recognized her car. One of the kids was complaining that one cannot do ANYTHING without a cellphone number. Another told how her father just bought a Robot Vacuum cleaner to keep her mother from complaining he never did anything to help abound the house. He said it was his job to swipe the debit card at the dealer and IF tax was not so outrages on alcohol he could actually afford a beer. Especially since gasoline now costs as much as $ 3.49 except no-one is complaining.”
“ I often wondered what it would be like having something in my cave like Humans have in their house, I think they call it ALEXA…. the device just talks to them and often buds into conversations for no reason, what do you think COUGH… would that not interrupt your naps? By the way is is not time for you to find a mate? Cougars on the prowl and you better get to it before all the Pretties are taken….. oops… I forgot you aid you intended to play the field this time around.”
“ Before you both get into a competitive discourse again throw me another fish…. they don’t look so good this year, all this pollution from DE-icer from the winter and now Round-up and pesticides from spring everything is poisoned. The flooding in the month of April dumped so much into this Lake. I saw how high the water was just last week. Lilian like to drive by Black Lake, they say it is one of two bottomless Lakes in the country. Last time we came that way…. me in tow as she often does… she had this long conversation with me. At first I did not know what she was getting at as eventually we approached the main interchange. She said:
“ look Mr McKrekor, you see all the traffic here, many lanes, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. If Humans can learn how to drive and obey traffic rules you would think they could learn how to live together in an orderly fashion with very little rules. You stop when the traffic light is red, you go when it is green, yield for left traffic, see if anyone is coming before you make a right turn and instinctively know that if you change any of this taught driving behavior which is second nature you WILL get hit. Your new car is damaged and you are hurt or dead. If you cause the accident you are liable and have consequences.”
“ This is true… Coug do you think your rules in your Cougar society is fair?”
“Absolutely! We get into personal skirmishes, which means by no way we try to eliminate the whole pack unlike humans who want to annihilate whole groups of national origin.”
“Consuela, Cougars are not called a pack. Cougars are actually solitary animals, as opposed to lions and most large predatory cats. Many sources say there is no name for a group of cougars because they do not form groups in the wild…. However, other sources say a group of cougars is called a Pride due to their relationship to mountain lions. Look at me, I am hanging out with you two what are we? What are we?”
“ I am part of a Flock, we hardly ever fight I think we are “ABOVE” such foolishness…. Get it? Above? Flying?”
“ We are called a Sleuth of bears. Now that we have this straight it amounts to the same principle. In the animal kingdom we know how to behave or have consequences and it is instinctive and it works.”
“Some said the world was coming to an end in 2012. Most thought it was going to happen to the Planet Earth. In a way the world, as it was known, did end and everything is so different now. Hardly recognizable for especially the older generations. What are you doing Mr McKrekor… this fish is already dead…. just fly it over to Coug before he starts dozing off again. Some predator feline he turned out to be! Tell me what is going on in Lilian’s world and relax.”
“ I am relaxed which reminds me Lilian read an article to someone on the phone. It said some Border Agents claimed MICE ate a half TON of marijuana from a shipment due to the fact it was missing.
So… she was ill all month.
She got a sticker at the Cardiology Clinic for having the highest Blood Pressure of any patient for the whole month of April.
She keeps a close look at the present refugee event at the US Port of Entry in Mexico and tries to understand how cruel this country has become toward people seeking refuge in America.
She watched all 7 seasons of The West Wing on NETFLIX to refresh her understanding of the workings and function of the US Government. In fact Season 3 Episode 19 featured the REAL PLAYERS… ex presidents, Secretary of States and major politicians opposite the actors and explained how the TV Show actually showed the makings of real life events. Funny, not Ha-ha funny, most all the stories are still in dispute in real life at THIS time period.
After a lengthy visit at her Cardiologist she, Lilian, was given some additional medicine which makes her rather ill. She was cautioned about taking natural remedies, guess they thought she was unaware that most medicine comes from natural sources like plants etc. She calls the new prescription a SMART DRUG because when she, very carefully, read the information sheet of the medication it noted: Causes nausea, diarrhea and wait for it….. QUOTE: THIS DRUG MAY NOT WORK AS WELL IN BLACK PATIENTS!
“I have heard it all, are you sure you did not imagine all of this craziness?”
Rain has returned and it is less fun to sit by the lake when everything is gray and depressing. Rain is good but too much of it makes you want to retreat to your covered dwelling.
“ Lets go rather swiftly and get out of the way of the speeding cars driven by Humans who pretend to be King of the Road. Oh I forgot to mention the best part. While at the Doctors Office Doctor dug up Lilian’s old X-Ray. He thought that BP 223 over 100 must be the new normal for her since he often wondered if she really is who she says she is……”
Love and Light
This came across my Newsfeed on Facebook. Critters at the Log
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