Friday May 04th 2007, 6:15 pm
Filed under: LYS,My Garden

I went back out there a few more times. My gopher was clearly slowing down as the day went on; I wondered why he never went back down into his mound. I startled him at one point, (sorry gopher), and to make it up to him, I found a quite long dried straw and stroked his back gently with it. He seemed to like that, and calmed down while I did that.

And then one of the kids and I headed down to Karen’s Rug and Yarn Hut shop in Campbell, where we set the date for my first official booksigning there on June 23 and chatted awhile. Ran one more errand. Then came home and decided to go check on our little guy in the back yard.

Who was gone. The zucchinis would be safe after all. But…but…! On his last day, his little gopheriness had been well loved, and for that I am grateful to a degree that might seem silly. I debated easing him back down nice and safe into his mound with a shovel, but practicality and basic common sense intervened. I just hope he doesn’t fall out of his paper bag for the trashmen next week.

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Poor little guy. I’m glad he found you in his last hours. I’m sure you were much nicer to him than other gardeners might have been.

Thanks for the commentary on my fridge art – the stones were various rocks I picked up as souvenirs that sat in a box for like 2 1/2 years before I realized the magic that can be worked with a hot glue gun and a package of button magnets from Wal-Mart. They’ve held up pretty well, considering my cats find it endlessly entertaining to knock them off and chase them around the kitchen on the odd occasion.

Have a good weekend!
-Miss K.

Comment by Miss Knotty 05.04.07 @ 11:52 pm

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