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“Polar Bear Tears”

Description from Smoky Rose: I know, I know, you've all been wondering how my relationship with Mr. Polar Bear is progressing. Well, it is time he pack his bags and go North - as we all know, but he asked this morning if he could stay for the summer. Now, he's nice enough a fella - despite two nasty points of contention between us (a, he's nearly wiped all the fish out of my pond and b, we need to establish a polar bear litter box! big time!) He explains that, what with ice shelves crashing into the water, fish full of mercury, everybody hating him for eating precious little seals, that going back to the North Pole is rough. I'm not sure what Philly needs is polar bears. As it is, we have more than our share of Canadian Geese - and really, Elaine, Evelyn, if you want to start calling some of those guys home, that would be awesome! I explained to him that I didn't have central AC - and that Philly summers can get pretty ugly. He had a tear in his eye.... Any suggestions, anybody?
(no smart remarks! I did too take my medicine this morning ;)


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  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I am laughing out loud; great story! I haven’t got any suggestions except maybe……put him on ice?! As far as I can tell, a very large amount of Canadian geese have come home; we see them (and hear them) overhead quite often but I have also heard what a nuisance they can be in your parks and such down there. I’ll go outside and honk…and then see what happens! (I don’t think I need medication, but that’s just my opinion..hehehe) :-)

  2. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I do love you pick, by the way. It describes your story perfectly! :-)

  3. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I mean…your pick. Maybe I do need medication!

  4. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    thanks Elaine!!!! :)
    if only I could use my imagination ‘for good’ – not weirdness :)
    Oh – the geese don’t bother me. I was joking with folks from Canada about them when I was recently on vaca, asking them to call them home already. I think they’re funny! (of course, I can find a warped humor in anything) – the way when I take my walks thru the park, there’s some standing guard, like centurians, while the others peck away at the ground completely oblivious to me. and I think they’re pretty.

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Weirdness IS good, Mary!!

  6. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I like weirdness too, I feel I fall right in there. Getting back to the geese, I’m sure I had heard that in some parks there are so many of them, what they leave behind makes for a very slippery situation, if you know what I mean. I can’t remember what state they were talking about. I love the idea that they mate for life and if you ever see one by itself, it has lost it’s mate and will stay alone after that; kinda sad.

  7. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    no, I know what you mean. I am concerned that stepping in that – and that parasite larva may be in ‘that’, could bring it inside where it could hurt my cats…
    I should really take my shoes off before I come in. I work in a cancer hospital – there is NO telling what’s on my shoes.
    It is sad. I see that a lot. I have what I call an absurd commute to work – approx 35 miles ea way – much along a busy highway – and you see little lost goose souls…and deer, and groundhogs, skunks – you know, the whole darn animal kingdom – it’s upsetting to see. I always just hope they went quickly… and then I see the sole goose, sitting, glaring out into the road – I can only assume waiting for his mate to come back. Oh my gosh, if I was any more hormonal, I’d need a cocktail after that story…. sorry.

  8. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    That’s okay. It must be very stressful working in that environment so you’d have to blow off some of that sadness. I couldn’t imagine commuting anywhere; Moose Jaw is small enough that a person can WALK half-way across town in 35 MINUTES! :-)

    KPJEWELS says:

    We live on the beautiful Kennebecasis River (pronounce that one, if you can)ha,ha, and the geese have been here for nearly a month now and I love it when I hear that honking high in the sky in early spring. For some reason, this year there were hundreds of them in a local farmers field near the river for days before there was much open water. This is in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Mary, another great pick, and loved your story! But why is there a polar bear in PA??

    Hey, EGill, I know where Moose Jaw is! Been there! Nice town, terrible winters – which is why I live in CO now. Although, come to think of it, we got 14″ of snow this last weekend…but it’s melting fast!

  11. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hi 3KJEWELS, I’m not sure if I can pronounce that one right-at least Moose Jaw is easy to pronounce, even if it’s a very strange name! You are right though, we all look forward to here the geese come back in the spring, it’s a very good sign! I have heard that New Brunswick is very scenic!
    Hi Bandits Mom, glad you like our little town; I think it’s a good place to live and raise a family but the younger people aren’t as happy about being here because there isn’t much to do except go to the bars or go to Tim Horton’s for coffee and donuts! :-) CO is Colorado, right? That’s a lot of snow, good for making everything muddy again, eh!

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