Tuesday, January 01, 2008


New Years is always very trying for Quicksilver as we discussed exactly a year ago tonight. Yes, the traditional 2008 New Year's glasses were plopped on the plant near his perch yet again. Though to add insult to injury this year's model has chaser lights on them. But to tell the truth, having not been able to engineer a way into stealing Christmas cookies this year, he's almost too tired to care.

It all been far too chaotic for comfort. Just why are all those people standing in the street beneath his window screaming and attempting to get two blocks further east? And if that isn't bad enough, must the police use bullhorns? It's all extremely trying while attempting to get a little nap before the black eyed peas at one minute past midnight.

Basically Silver is so tired he had to stare at his black eyed peas for five minutes before it registered that there were ham bits that could be fished out.

And is it really necessary for everyone in Manhattan to have their lights on?

Finally, no matter, his eyes slowly closed, popped open and then slowly closed again. They didn't even reopen at the sound of Redi-whip being dispensed.

Donegal Browne


John said...

Happy New Year, Donna!

Donegal Browne said...

And A Happy New Year to you as well, John.

Happy birding in Jersey!

Anonymous said...

All the best for a happy and healthy New Year!

I thoroughly enjoy the humorous (and perceptive) observations about the critters in your life.

Donegal Browne said...

Thanks Anon, and the same to you. I'm so glad you enjoy the birds and beasties and that you also "get it"!