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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Voting and Herding

Thankfully today sees the end of all the many phone calls and glossy flyers in the mail and cranky television advertisements. Yes, Election Day. Where citizens march to their polling places really just to end all the madness of political campaigns. And to clean up the landscape of millions of "vote for me" signs and placards. Deliver me from politicians.

On a positive note, the weather is beautiful. On the other hand, snow is in the forecast for later in the week.

It seems the main business of the day for the animals in our house: guarding against squirrels. The cats are twitching tails and doing that "chatter-cat" sound. Staring through the patio doors for long periods of time. At least it keeps them busy. Gwennie, Shetland Sheepdog is serious about her job. She guards the birdfeeders with a passion. No sheep to herd, she transfers that skill into herding squirrels, lol! And still, the squirrels return, time after time.

So, on to the day....may yours be smooth and squirrel-free (and politician-free).

p.s. I did vote this morning and nary a candidate's smiling teeth in sight.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

i will be SO happy when the politicians crawl back into their holes.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Yep, the madness of political mailbox manure will be over for a few month til they start up again. Ick.
Our weather is decidedly cooler and crisper. No squirrels here but my dogs are having a time with the flickers that are passing through and pecking at the telephone poles. Drives the dogs buggy.
Sorry for the confusion on my blog.....just more hatefilled visits online from the biological donor of the grands and his crazy girlfriend. You know stirring up stupidity.
Have a super day....glad you're back, Oma Linda

Anonymous said...

Have a peaceful night.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

As long as you didn't vote for the Squirrel Party, you're okay.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Squirrel free and politician free are essentially the same thing aren't they?

mxtodis123 said...

I found the campaigns particularly nasty this year. No talk about issues. Just mud-slinging at each other. I sure am glad it's over as well.

Frank Topper said...

Now the politicians can go back to doing nothing.

c. Joy said...

Voting for me was a big disappointment this year. Texas politics seems to thrive in a crazy realm where few real people care to venture. Glad it's over, just not happy with the results. If this keeps up I may have to run for something.

Magic Love Crow said...

Got to love those squirrels!! Ours are so big! I keep telling mom, I am bringing one in for a pet! Remember when you called and I told you I have a pet one? She still comes to visit me. I'll I have to do, is call her and she comes right to me. So cute!