Thursday, November 09, 2006

Adventures in Dog Walking

Pappy and my evening walks in the autumn have been distinguished by three things:

  1. It's dark out;

  2. There are a lot of fallen leaves;

  3. There's a creepy bamboo thicket behind the baseball field.

As for the darkness, there's not a lot to say. I took a picture of it on the right, and that's pretty much what it looks like.

The piles of leaves are like ambrosia to Pappy. He wades in up to his elbows, and then just sniffs and sniffs. The following haiku is by Pappy (interpreted by me):

myriad smells composting
in the piled leaves

wait, i'm not done

The bamboo thicket is immense and dense. As I approach it with Pappy, we're suddenly confronted with the calls and rustling of hundreds of birds-- but we never see any of them. Pappy is actually less freaked by this than I am. Partly it's fear of some Hitchcockian nightmare, partly fear of showering bird doo.


3dogcache said...

Perhaps those birds are actually bats?

Pappy's Fella said...

Like that's an improvement?

Boo said...

oops pappy, is that photo supposed to be... so dark? :-) i thought you were putting a joke on us on the photo.

wet wet licks


Pappy's Fella said...

Boo, it's not so much a joke as a contemplation on the theme of darkness. Deep stuff, eh? Thanks for the visit.