Man, there are a lot of animals out here in the country. All sorts. Birds and furry creatures and everything that creeps on the ground. And let me tell you, they make some NOISE. Birds singing and sheep baa-ing and donkeys braying and barn cats mewing and bees buzzing. Dogs barking, roosters crowing. Frogs that sound (no shit) just like cows mooing. Little bitty frogs over in the same pond called “spring peepers” that sound like wind chimes. Deer making that weird huffing sound out there in the dark when I sit on the porch late at night. Animal noises that I can’t even begin to identify. There is a lot going on in these parts, especially in summer. My current fave is the little brown woodchuck/groundhog-looking thing with the two chubby wee babbies that follow her around across my back yard. I’m not even sure what these things are, but I would definitely pet and kiss them if they didn’t waddle away like senior citizen shoplifters at Wal-mart when I approach them.
Tonight we celebrate all the critters. Big ones, little ones, furry, feathered or scaly. All creatures great and small. Even the ones with exoskeletons.
Thank you fellow Deadsplinterers for coming around for my DUAN. You are my favorite beasties.