Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stalking the Endangered Dust Rhino

It all started so innocently - a lovely day, some open windows inviting the fresh air to sweep through.

With the breeze came insect life of some sort. Not much...a bug or two.

That night, the cats took it in turns to stare intently at a spot on the wall. Rook and Maya were especially enthralled. Someone and I watched them track the blurry wee shadow on the wall. Finally, Someone decided to step in - he brushed the buggy visitor off the wall. Rather than obligingly landing on the floor for kitty amusement, it flew up into the living room light fixture. The cats resumed their staring.

Someone took pity on them and unscrewed the light cover, encouraging the critter to obey the law...of gravity...and visit out lovely Pergo floor - it's where all the "in" people go.

Then Someone took a good look at the fan/light fixture. Umm...have I mentioned I'm a crappy housekeeper? Because, yeah...

First he wanted a new light bulb because one of them has been burned out for a while. Then he wanted a dish towel because it seems the Rare Fan-Dwelling Dust Rhino has been rather more active than he'd like up there.

He brushed down a few Rhino turds.

Rook was curious. "If I did something like that on the floor, you'd swat me!"

"Seriously, people - who does this in the house??" It was something of an epic Rhino leaving...

The Rhino tried to leave a deposit on Someone's head, but he wasn't having it.

I think he got some in his mouth...
Bless 'im...he's better than Mike Rowe for getting a dirty job done. Wait...what am I saying?? I didn't mean it Mike...I'm still your number one fangirl, honest! C'mere and I'll prove it!!

Even Rook got covered in Rhino remnants.
"Why, Mama, why?"
I guess I need to thin the herd a bit. I hope Someone doesn't notice the bedroom fan any time soon...


Momlady said...

I think you need to clean the rain drop dots off your lens.
Hey, can he herd the rhinos that I have? Nah, never mind, he'll be too busy at your place. lol

Kyddryn said...

That's not rain, Mum...it's Rhino motes in the air!

HermitJim said...

Leave it to him to "dig up the dirt" so to speak!

Wonder if that stuff would make a good firestarter...like dryer lint?

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hmn, Mr Hermit-- I dinna think o' that. And momlady? No rhinos up your way that I've seen. 'Less they're mouse-sized...
Next here: Kitchen rhino populace thinning...