Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Carcass in the Driveway

You have to wonder what's got to happen to a chipmunk that it would just keel over dead in your driveway. The possibilities are endless but I've narrowed it down to two that are not necessarily correct but amusing.
Heart attack? Did it's heart finally give out after digging too many holes in my flower beds? Or with my active imagination and the fact that I watch way too much television, did someone put it there? You know with a
Luca Brasi swims with the the fishes kind of warning. Does a dead chipmunk have some sort of meaning in the world of organized crime?
Now to the matter at hand,
I never have and never will take an active part in dead animal disposal. With three boys and a husband I shouldn't have to. So when Boy #3 informed me of the chipmunk carcass in the driveway I said, "Ewwwwwwww."
Then, "How are you going to handle this honey?"
He settled on a triple WalMart bag, the dogs pooper scooper, duct tape and rubber bands. That dead chipmunk isn't going anywhere.


Silly & Fluffy said...

Sue, where's your pioneer spirit. Theys use ter cook em up an sauced tey um jus like the Road Kill Cafe duz!

Silly Willy

Relax Max said...

I really think your stuff is funny. I intend to visit you more often so I can get to know you better.

Sue said...

Hey Silly Willy and Fluffy, I'll bet it taste just like chicken, right?

Sue said...

Thank you relax max!

Deb said...

It's a tough world out their for a chipmunk. I suspect gang violence. Was he wearing a red bandanna, by any chance, or making any letters using his little claw paws? He could have strayed into the wrong yard in the wrong hood.

Sue said...

Or it could have been those little green poison pellets that where in the chipmunk holes. I don't know how they got there though.

cardiogirl said...

You're leaving out the third possibility that it was a Hari Kari kind of chipmunk and it committed suicide in your driveway.

Why do chipmunks commit suicide? Asking that is like asking why does the moon shine. No one knows.

Sue said...

I can totally see a chipmunk committing suicide. I mean digging holes in flower beds tends to go unappreciated, it's bound to get to you after a while.