From Riches to Rags

| May 4, 2015

Yesterday I returned from a week and a half of visiting with family; this included hanging out at yacht clubs, a Disney resort, and other fab locations.  I then returned to Germany to find that my dog was trying to kill a hedgehog that wandered into our yard.  I’ve got to get this thing out of my yard if he’s still here today, lest Flash succeed. 

Only a dog’s nose could detect a hedgehog.  I couldn’t even find the damn thing this first time I looked at this picture I took.

Only a dog’s nose could detect a hedgehog.  I couldn’t even find the damn thing the first time I looked at this picture I took.  Hint: it’s not the rock in the center.

This is not the first time Flash has familiarized himself with a hedgehog, but at least the first hedgehog was found in a convenient, accessible location in the side yard.  This time, a hedgehog has attempted to make a home in the far, narrow corner of the back yard within a mess of tree, bush, and bramble.

In the tree branches.

In the tree branches.  Little fucker.

I am not exaggerating when I say that I had to crawl.  Or when I say that my shirt was getting stuck on branches and fence.  Or when I say that branches were smacking me in the face.  Or when I say that I dropped my phone in the mud.  Or when I say that I had to text Paul to let him know that I was stuck.

To recap: 

Last Week

Last Week

 

 

 

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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