Good Morning All
Now here’s the weirdest thing … usually I access this blog and sit for a moment and wonder what nonsense I can bore/amuse/astound you with, but today a hundred thoughts are whizzing around in my head. This is most unusual and of course I don’t know now what to release and what to keep caged.
I think the first thing I have to mention is my friend Jo’s blog, which I read first thing. She is up in arms over animal cruelty and in my opinion rightly so. Her blog actually rattled my cage somewhat. The whole idea of animals being skinned whilst still alive is disgusting and immoral. I am going to tell you something now and this will confirm, in your eyes, that I am a nut case.
When we took down the two sheds at the weekend we came across several spiders. Two of them were at least 2 inches wide, possibly more. They had been living in the old dry shed and enjoying a period of gentle sleep. One fell onto the snow and after looking hugely confused for several seconds attempted to stagger off. I shouted at Richard not to move as the spider headed his way. Gently I caught it and re-established it in the greenhouse, next to the pile of plant pots and old canes.
Now I’m not saying that I saved that spiders life because it obviously shouldn’t be awake just now but I gave it a fighting chance. And yes, it was only a spider. But who in God’s sweet heaven am I to say that I have the right to kill a living creature? It would have given me no pleasure. So yes if that makes me a nut case so be it.
I also fish out bees and ladybirds from rain-barrels.
Sometimes nature makes me cry. But that is nature. It isn’t some half-witted, little, insensitive shit who sees nothing wrong in making animals scream in terrified pain as their skin is ripped from their quivering bodies. As God is my witness – if I could punch these people in their smug faces I would and I would take the consequences. Lets put these people up against a human being and see how brave they are then. In fact why bother? Let’s just shoot the bastards.
Argghh!!! Now I’m ranting and right peed off and all the other fluffy, happy stuff that I was going to mention has flown out of my head!
I’ve taken a deep breath and I’m going to go away and return tomorrow when I have calmed down.
I’ve put a picture below. If you look closely you will see the chucks, away in the middle distance, waiting for me to appear to let them out? Not that they will come out because they are frightened of stepping on the snow. Obviously I’ve cleared a little pathway for them across the gravel, under the arch and across the grass (as nut cases do) but they are still highly suspicious of the white stuff!