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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"dead squirrel in the middle of the road..."

Me and the wife walk the dog every day, all over the place. Over in front of Paul and Julie's, around the corner and over the bridge, a dead squirrel has been plastered to the road for a week. If you know the excellent song "dead skunk in the middle of the road" and the other song "the cat came back" (videos down below) we have been inspired by both to start writing one song about our beagle, that dead squirrel, and her interest in eating it. I drew the picture above because the photo of the dead squirrel and my beagle would make YOU blow chunks, and this bowl below seems appropriate, you know?


"Dead squirrel in the middle of the road, middle of the road....
Hungry hound in the middle of the road, middle of the road....
Big tasty snack in the middle of the road, middle of the road....
Stanky dead squirrel snack slurped up from the middle of the road, middle of the road.....

And the dead squirrel came UP the very next day....
Greasy grimey green squirrel guts came up the very next day....
But the hungry hound smacked her lips and came up for more dead squirrel the very next day...."





15 comments:

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Ew! LOL! You paint a very graphic word picture! Oh, please don't let that happen! :)

Denis said...

Penny needs to become a vegan. SRSLY!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

EEEEEEEEEW!

I was just about to leave the same comment as Denis. Seriously!

:-)

Suldog said...

Heh. Yes, decimated rodents are singularly attractive to certain dogs. Came over from Hilary's, and glad I did.

cm said...

Note to self: Do not read posts about dead squirrels in the middle of the road immediately after a pancake breakfast.

k.a. barnes said...

That is the cutest dead squirrel I've ever seen.
In other related news, there was a smushed possum in the middle of Cayuga Street this weekend- right in front of that beautiful blue house with the ginormous lawn. Beady little possum eyes looking up at every car that went down the street. Ewww.

TechnoBabe said...

That is a nuisance for the kiln to poop out. The sweater looks so good on you in the photo, the lovely wife did a good job on picking it out for you, didn't she?

Joyful Things said...

reminds me of the day Archie came trotting into the house with a road kill snake between his teeth. Not sure how it ended up in our yard but YUCK. Keep that Penny (who must love you a lot to wear the tutu) on a short leash!

Knight said...

You reminded me of this lovely video of a little girl and dead squirrel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nn0UkdDArM

Alfred said...

Ahh, I love your drawing of the dead squirrel and Penny's delight better than any photo of it! OMG, rolling on the floor with mirth.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Hahahahaha! Have that a lot around here, however, the fact that we have so many Turkey Vultures, those tasty vermin snacks disappear pronto...Now you see it, now you don't....Love the drawing, add a Turkey Vulture and maybe next year one will materialize to end your woes....

Emily SIL said...

You and Mrs. Pottsblog have quite the imagination! I think you should finish this song, set it to music and see about getting it recorded. Noel Coward wrote "Chase Me, Charlie about a cat in heat, but on the whole, I can't think of many other songs told from an animal's point of view.

spokalulu said...

George & Maureen just explained why the roadkill didn't last long near our last home (where we saw the stuff daily). Lots of turkey vultures there.

I'm now glad that I have been on a liquid diet. Nothing to come back up!
Please, please tell me Penny was outside when it all came back up! (Or better yet, don't share that part...)

But I do love that L. Wainwright song. I sing it whenever I see the sight in the title.

celeste said...

denis, dude, call me.

Hilary said...

Ugh.. yes, Penny and Benny would make quite the team. Though Ben would refer to roll in it.

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