Monday, September 22, 2008

I think I might be down a cat.

I heard some awful noises coming from the field behind my house this evening and I am pretty sure that my cat got snatched by a pack of coyotes. It didn't sound good. I really want to ge t a flashlight and head out to find him, but I'm kind of a chicken. First of all, if I find him and he's on his last leg (which is a very funny thing to say about a cat with three legs) I know we'll have to put him to sleep and I just don't think I can deal with that right now.

Also, this time of year I get totally freaked out when I go outside at night because the crops are starting to dry so they're all whispery and it freaks my shit out, man. I keep having scenes from really stupid, not even remotely realistic movies pop into my head like Children of the Corn and Jeepers Creepers and anything that may have had an evil scarecrow in it. O.K. so I know that we are surrounded by soybeans and it is highly unlikely that any kind of creepy thing would be lurking out there unnoticed, waiting for my flashlight batteries to run out and my sundress to get caught on a post, making me a perfect victim for the afore mentioned scarecrow. But still. You go out there tough guy, let's see how big a boy you are. Also, I'm afraid of badgers, which are a very REAL danger in the middle of a field. They live out there for a reason. They don't want company.

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