Dragonfly Daze

I drove through a brief downpour this afternoon on the way home from pick up Stretch’s water boarding supplies at the vet.

While I was mixing up Stretch’s “desert” tonight, I was thinking about how pet food companies make cat and dog foods in flavors we humans can deal with, but not necessarily the flavors kitties and doggies would really like.  I suppose people would have a hard time buying flavors like rat, mouse, bird, reptile, etc. for their cats. Maybe if they gave them names like rat salad, mouse mousse, parakeet parfait, lizard l’orange and snake surprise people might go for them, but I doubt it.

I’m not sure how dog food would go over — road kill ratatouille, dead duck delight, smashed squirrel saute, stinky skunk stew. It’s making me hungry just listing them.

When I got up at 4:15 this morning to irrigate, the raccoons were the only critters out. I haven’t seen the porcupines since I traumatized the baby by shining a flashlight on it a couple of weeks ago.

While I was getting ready to go out and get Stretch’s supplies, I heard Laurie out on the deck yelling. Turns out a horde of teenage raccoons came running toward the deck and then scrambled under it. She said the runt was tagging along several feet behind. We haven’t seen or heard from the mama coon. Apparently, the kids got away from her.