Thursday, May 31, 2012
How Does a Parakeet Drown?
The discovery of this gruesome tragedy was a fright for Sidetrack. After our extensive search for our missing bird (Chester the cat was the primary suspect), we simply gave up. Mamacita decides she would water plants, and when she went to refill the ewer.... SHRIEK!!! Sure enough, there, in the bottom, lay Pork, dead as a door nail.
So we welcomed Whisp (short for Whisper) into our house.
Speaking of fires, the smouldering fire at the IC Landfill appears to be dowsing out with the rain. The sanitation department covered one of the landfill areas with several layers of shredded tires. Little did they think this would ever catch on fire (cause still unknown). This burned for 5 straight days with plumes of thick black smoke wafting over Iowa City as the breeze goes. Nasty stuff to be sure.
State Soccer is upon us. West High Girls (Maggot's team) won their first match in "sub-state" and need to beat City High next Monday to advance. They look good. And so it goes...