Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This Just In
I've just returned from a First Class A-1 Inspection of Bird Capturing Club Headquarters. "I'm going to be a bird scientest!", he said. Budding Bird Scientest Daniel proclaimed his intentions tonight of his desire to capture a bird, "fur" it out, and then study it's skeleton. Ugh.....does that mean I have to help with clean-up? Would this count as our science for the day? Furring a bird out sounded painful and messy.
I was invited out to the backyard for a tour of the Bird Capturing Club. I answered that yes, I would like to visit. So, I went on the tour, and it was something else alright. I came to the green chair in the lawn, observed something that somewhat resembled a grossly constructed crossbow off to my left leaning up against the back wall. Upon the hill next to the crossbow/trap were two Milkbone brand dog treats, crisscrossed to form an "x". In case these birds can't read, then it's also decorated with a large pile of dogfood. Birds like dogfood, you know. Then I began receiving instructions. I was told not to sit in the green chair for in it lies a pile of dogfood camoflauged by a few pieces of grass. I was to sit in the grass....I decided I would just stand. He enjoyed giving orders in his usual detailed manner. There was a lot of hand gesturing, words missing their r's (something he's slowing remedying), and details galore until he was satisfied that I was clear on exactly how all of this would work. He then showed me how there was, or used to be (until Lady our dog ate it), a trail of dog food leading to the chair. Lady did seem quite happy with Daniel, and now I understood why. Then there was also a trail of dogfood from the back of the block wall to the piles and stacks of wood....where I also observed one of my kitchen measuring cups. I hated to disappoint my scientest fella, but I did have to retrieve that measuring cup. Scientests (atleast the ones in my family) like Peanut Butter Cookies, and I knew I would need that cup for our next batch.
So, I grew to love the little science fella even more than I already did, and wished to pieces that it was broad daylight so I could include a picture.