Yesterday I was at the clinic doing the pre-op lab work and then Leah and the boys stayed for a visit so I never got around to blogging. When I have medical appointments on Mondays I will likely always have to switch to Tuesdays for the blog.
Anyways, ever since the storm that blew in the Canadian geese they have been around every day because that lonely guy down the way in my building feeds them bread.
They're beautiful birds. I like to visit them. But I don't want them visiting me. And it's not because they can be aggressive at times (which they can be--large birds who know it--generally not intimidated by humans) but because of the endless gross, slippery poop situation they leave in their wake.
There was a pond right next to our parking lot where I worked one time...let's just say if you have never slipped and landed on a sea of goose poop you are fortunate. The guys used to go out on breaks to spin their cars around in the parking lot in the middle of the night (yes, I worked graveyard shift)...sliding with delight on the slimy layer of poop. Yes, there can be so much of it your tires have a hard time gripping the pavement. Plus geese do not usually care to move for anybody or anything--and they were all up and wandering about again by morning--so you had wait for them to move to creepy crawl with occasionally slipping tires in order to get out of the parking lot to go home. Car horns don't phase them, either.
You may remember the goose with the broken wing four years ago. Yes, I put out water and some food sometimes...but that was an animal in crisis. (Which was caught and brought to a farm to heal.) I had to buy a scrubber brush to clean off the patio--every day. She'd sit and drink water and poop at the same time--LOL! So, you'll pardon me if I don't want eight of them pooping in the grass that McFamily has to walk across to visit me (so they don't have to wear masks or be exposed to the many possible covid germs in the building)--LOL!
I have had a visitor I was excited to see. Got a quick poor shot of a ground squirrel! So happy to see one again.