Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Finger

Our dear friend Tynan was teasing San Geraldo while we had coffee the other morning. He does that regularly. Mostly because it's so easy to do.

Finally, San Geraldo began to threaten, "You know, Mr. T [he likes to call him Mr. T], you're on a frozen lake, and the ice is thick, and you're going further and further, and you're getting to open water, and you're about to drop in..."

"Jerry," I interrupted, "You really could just say, 'You're skating on thin ice.' "

"Oh."

MEANWHILE, MOOSE WATCHES THE DRAIN
(FOR TINY BIRDS THAT WILL NEVER, I HOPE, SQUEEZE THEIR WAY THROUGH).

The Finger
A few minutes later, San Geraldo surprised us with his knowledge of a contemporary, popular singer. Tynan, as I've mentioned before, is from Chesterfield in the English Midlands. Most people would agree that Tynan's accent is sometimes difficult to understand (well, most people have said a lot worse).

Tynan said, "You've got the finger on the pulse of youth, you."

A confused San Geraldo repeated what he heard, "You're fingering the pulse of me???"


After all that, I joined Moose and Dudo at the drain.







MUCH LATER... DUDO STILL AT IT.

20 comments:

  1. Chesterfield my first job as a nurse was offered from there... A twisted church spire and straight talking people

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    1. John:
      Straight-talking people that outsiders can't understand? I'd love to visit there. That twisted spire church looks beautiful.

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    1. anne marie:
      Rainy day today. No birds flying. The cats have not checked on the drain.

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  3. Wonderful smells must flow in through that drain. It was thoughtful of you to provide them with that entertainment.

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    1. Wilma:
      Every so often a swift or swallow alights at the drain hole. So now whenever (constantly) birds fly they lie in wait at that drain.

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  4. Those two kitties are so hilarious. ;) I will have to make a cat post soon..

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    1. Snoskred:
      They sure give us plenty of entertainment. I look forward to you cat post.

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  5. Poor San Geraldo! The abuse!! lol
    What a perfect 'toy' for the kitties! I doubt they will ever tire of this!

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    1. Jim:
      They received to new bags of toys from visitors and are currently going nuts in the house. There's always something to keep them interested.

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  6. Cats and drains! Who needs a pet sitter???

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    1. Bob:
      This can occupy at least a few hours of their time most days.

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  7. Maybe those cats know something you don't? Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Stephen:
      They've heard about the Thanksgiving turkey and are awaiting its arrival.

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  8. Helm's Deep has but one weakness. Its outer wall is solid rock, but for a small culvert at its base, which is little more than a drain...

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Now that you mention it, maybe I should keep them away from that hole!

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  9. The boys remind me of a time years ago... Bill & I lived in an old farmhouse... there were mice. A tiny baby mouse fell through the ceiling tile (did I saw the house needed work?) and our cat Boo happened to be on the floor right below. I believe he thought it was manna from heaven... and he sat there in that spot looking up for weeks.... maybe months! Isn't it amazing what interests a cat? AND... how long we'll watch them as our own entertainment!

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    1. Sharon:
      We often had moths in our house in Irvine. If there was one in the bathroom, Jerry would call our cat Thelma, "Thelma! Moth!" She'd come running. He'd pick her up around the middle and she'd catch the moth wherever it was on the wall.

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