Sunday, October 21, 2012

Miraculous Rescue or Attempted Drowning?

San Geraldo and I took a walk Saturday afternoon to Los Remedios to do some shopping. We passed through the Plaza de la Concordia, with it's reflecting pool containing multiple arching fountains along its length. As we approached, we saw something very disturbing. A furry white animal appeared to have drowned and was floating on its side.

A TRAGIC END.

We were relieved to see it was only a stuffed animal. Maybe some little brat adorable child had thrown it over the low fence during a temper tantrum demonstration of independence. However it had gotten there, I certainly wasn't going to reach into the green water to fish it out. If I didn't know better, I might think Dudo had had something to do with it. (Remember his rat?) When we passed back through Plaza de la Concordia on our way home a few hours later, we saw that someone had rescued the animal from the fountain. But no one had claimed it. It will probably end up for sale at the next local flea market.

RETRIEVED, BUT LIFELESS.

When we got home, I immediately went looking for Dudo to find out if the attempted drowning was another bit of his handiwork. The look he gave me was not reassuring.

"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"

ON SECOND THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULD BE TALKING TO THE NEIGHBORS.
(BUT, THEY HAVE A VIEW OF A WHITE RAT HANGING BY ITS TAIL.)

26 comments:

  1. That last photo made me laugh! It serves you right, showing off that drowned, [sorry that should read] wet rat.

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    1. Peter:
      One Christmas I was in that big shopping mall in France that everyone takes the Channel Tunnel to get to. They had gigantic teddy bears hanging above the escalators by strings wrapped around their necks! It was grotesque and clearly not intended to be so macabre. They might have done better with clothes pins on the ears.

      Our wet and chewed rat hanging by its tail definitely overshadows these two teddy bears.

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  2. Oh that look! I hate it when my cats looked at me like that... I just KNEW they were lying through their whiskers! As for that little white fuzzy thing... once we were in the baggage claim at some airport and the next carousel over had a tiny teddy bear doing laps all by itself. All the other luggage had been claimed. We could just imagine some parent trying to console some distraught child saying... well, Teddy just decided to go for a ride by himself... he probably won't be home tonight. (and whispering to themself... or ever!)

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    1. Odd Essay:
      I've also seen a teddy bear on a baggage carousel. I wonder if it's the same one still trying to get home.

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    1. Stephen:
      And the rat was drowning again this morning...

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  4. "Demonstration of independence", hahahaha! I see WAY TOO MUCH of that going on in public these days!!!

    I love Dudo. He is muy guapo!

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    1. Knatolee:
      Dudo really is cute and rarely looks so sinister (even though he is).

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    2. I suspect all cats are sinister in their own way...

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  5. I would have rescued that stuffed animal, too. Sigh... I have a problem.

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    1. Victor:
      I wanted to rescue the dog, but I wasn't going to touch it with my bare hands!

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  6. I have to say, that poor animal floating in the water looks very disturbing!

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    1. Jenners:
      The lolling pink tongue and the partially covered eyes made it look especially sad.

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  7. OMG, those poor little bears are hanging by their EARS! Somebody should tell the Society for the Protection of Fuzzy Toys (SPOFT)immediately.

    Actually, that top white thing looks quite cute (apart from the protruding pink tongue.)

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    1. Judith:
      I thought the pink tongue was perfect! As for the bears, at least they weren't strung up by their necks!

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  8. I am such a sissy. I took the reality of stuffed animals very seriously and I go into hysterics thinking a stuffed animal is lost or hurt or without and owner. oh the pain.

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    1. Spo:
      But, that stuffed animal waited until it was dark and then he walked home.

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  9. You might at least have put a chalk outline around the body on your way back ...

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    1. Owl Wood:
      Oh, how I wish I had thought of that. That would have been hilarious.

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    2. Trust Owl Wood! HAHAHAH!

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  10. Has Dudo considered an acting career? His face is so expressive!

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    1. Kristi:
      It's fascinating, isn't it? Moose is a sweetheart but Dudo is unbelievably expressive.

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  11. The caption for that picture of Dudo should be "Be afraid, be very afraid!" (Tag line spoken by Geena Davis in the 1986 remake of "The Fly" with Jeff Goldblum.)

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  12. ha! Great story :) Love that Dudo :)

    Judy

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    1. Judeet:
      And I wish I had thought as quickly as Owl Wood regarding adding a police chalk outline.

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