Blame Flickr. OK, blame the cats, too, and global warming. I have put this photo underneath the text so that if you are queasy, you can leave now and not look.
It's been a warm winter as we all know. In November, about Thanksgiving time, I was furiously looking for bugs on which to practice macro photography. I have a Flickr account and wanted The Great Shot. But there were no bugs! It was too warm for snow, but was cold enough for all the bugs outside to disappear. I left the house to go hunting for anything interesting to shoot. I immediately stumbled upon what I find all spring, summer and fall: a dead shrew near my car. My Buddy cat always arranges his kills around my car in the garage (so I will be sure to find them and enjoy mouse stew?). If not for global warming, the poor shrew would have been safe in its burrow underground and Buddy would never have gifted him to me.
When Buddy presents his kills to me I praise and thank him. But he was out hunting again. So I ignored the dead body and continued on my own hunt for photos. I found nothing.
But there was that dead shrew in the garage . . .
I never posted the photo on Flickr. Family members told me I had "gone 'round the bend." Happy Blogging and thank you for visiting!