August 09, 2007

Shadow Pooper vs. The Bears

It's seems that through no small effort of my own, the "Shadow Pooper" has moved on to greener pastures. By "no small effort" I mean No Effort Of Mine. I think the whole getting awakened by a 60 watt bug-light literally inches from your head making you shit-your-nest and fly off, dynamic, had something to do with it. A couple of times of that happening to you, and let me tell you, you'll find another place to crash.

Or it could have been...

When I took Jennifer around to the folks' houseboat, we had a big time hanging out and eating some good grub. At every opportunity, we would enjoy our repast on the upper level of the boat under the party-top. Unfortunately, my Mom has a couple of hummingbird feeders up there, and she got to see a few flit by and have a drink. (For the uninitiated: a hummingbird feeder is a glass container that's filled with a sugar solution that auto-feeds into some fake flowers that the birds drink from.) Jenny had to have one.

After procuring a proper bird feeding apparatus from the local Wally-world, she nagged at me until I finally hung the dang thing up. It is placed in a most opportune location, under the eave of the carport, whereby the little wretches can get to it, and we can also see it from the comfort of the air-conditioning. No sooner had the device been placed, I heard from her "But what about the Bears?". "What?" I proclaimed. Then she showed me this.

Now I'm uncertain if my "Manly Prowess" (or my complete inaction), or the threat of huge omnivores (Bears), was the ultimate reason for the expulsion of the aforementioned Wren.

Alas, my Barbecue remains inactive.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at August 9, 2007 08:21 PM | TrackBack


That link keeps sending me to the main page of

Could you either check the link or leave some key search terms in the comments here so I can Google it up?

Posted by: Harvey at August 12, 2007 02:29 AM

Whoopsie! Do a quick search for " Birdfeeder? " (just like that, no spaces), and the image will come up.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at August 12, 2007 02:18 PM

**Off topic**

Look at you!! 3 posts within a month!! WooHoo. It's like you're a real blogger or somethin'...


Posted by: Tammi at August 14, 2007 02:18 PM

.... the Missus and I were up at Market St. Square a few day ago..... I kept looking for you, but couldnt find you..... it was hard to imagine that you'd be missing Shakespeare so close to your crib!....

Posted by: Eric at August 14, 2007 09:10 PM

I think you could take the bear.

Posted by: Contagion at August 23, 2007 07:22 PM

Black bears are almost as curious as raccoons - just a little less brazen... At least until you piss them off.

I lived for a short while in the middle of nowhere in Western Montana, where bears - Black and Grizzly were very common. The last place you wanted to park your barbecue was on your deck, (we dumped our coals and pulled it into the garage almost immediately after using it) or you were certain to be awakened in the night by one or more bears wanting to lick the grease off the grill...

Our neighbor tried to chase them off with a broom one very early morning... The bear charged at him, following him into his house, whereupon he fled to our house to call for help! Fortunately for him, it wasn't a Griz... ;)

Posted by: Bitterroot at October 3, 2007 11:48 AM