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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

GIVEAWAY: We Have a Winner!

Once I tried changing comments to display in a pop-up box, Blogger would finally let my sister leave comments. Bizarre. I don't prefer the pop-up box, but I DO prefer lots of comments from Z, so there you go.

Anyhoo, she guessed (among other things): "To throw at annoying neighbor cats?," which was exactly correct, so, woo-hoo, she wins! Man, she wins all the blog contests.

As for the frozen clementine projectiles -- no, we're not animal haters. There is a backstory.

Since moving into this house, we've enjoyed the many birds that the mature trees here brought to our yard. We especially loved all the quail, and the adorable quail babies that came every season, scampering around our backyard after their parents, looking, from our kitchen window, surprisingly like tiny walnuts on legs.

In the last couple of years, however, there's been an upsurge of ill-mannered, untended cats prowling our backyard day and night. We don't know who they belong to, but there seem to be more all the time. The backyard bird populations are in decline, and the quail are gone.

So, yes, I feel a private delight when Peter takes aim at one of the churlish felines.


myimaginaryblog said...

The competition for this one was so much more fierce than in Laura's. (You know you could have had a 50/50 chance of winning that one just by posting ANY sandwich recipe.) :)

Now comes the really really hard part for me: choosing between toffee or bread. In fact, it's such a hard decision that I'll just let you decide which you feel more like making.

Betsy said...

It's a public delight now, M--and you know I completely sympathize.

marymary said...

Zina, How 'bout I just make you some Mac 'n' Cheese? KIDDING. But YOU have to choose your prize.

myimaginaryblog said...

Okay, then let me get over my cold first, because right now I'd have to choose the bread because it's healthful, but otherwise I would choose the toffee.