Check Before You Back Out

Going somewhere? Great! It’s good to get out of the house. Properly masked and vaxxed and boosted, of course. It’s still nasty out there.

Wait! Do you see the hazard?

Remember to clear the area around and under the car. Unless, of course, you’re a heartless, evil, vile, MONSTER!

These two I call LongTail (on the left) and StumpTail (on the right). They like to hang out under the wheels, so make sure you get them to run off into the bushes before you back out and squish them flat!

LongTail is jittery, so they’ll take off when you’re halfway down the driveway. But StumpTail is getting used to us and also hangs out a lot on the front porch, right in front of the door.

I try to avoid stepping on them there, but they tend to not want to run off these days, especially if they’ve laid claim to one of the really good, warm spots in the sun. Which is fine, I’ll step over them, but they sometimes wait until the foot is up before darting off right to where it’s going to come down. This leads to that whole stumbling, falling, tumbling across the lawn thing which the neighbors and the crows find so funny.

Maybe that’s why they do it…

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