Thursday, September 01, 2016


Micah:  Hey, Taylor, what do you call a butterfly in our yard?

Taylor:  I don't know.  What?

Micah:  Well, evidently if you're Marcus, you call it "Snack"!

Marcus:  That's not true!

Buddy:  It certainly is.  You think anything flying is edible.  One day you're going to swallow a wasp.

Marcus:  You must be referring to Tuesday afternoon when we returned from walking Jan and that black butterfly was flitting about in the bushes so temptingly just out of my reach.

Buddy:  Yes, I am.  Jan had a time trying to get her camera out of the case, hang on to us with one hand and try to follow the butterfly from perch to perch to get just one picture while you leaped with joy over the anticipation.

Micah:  Why didn't Jan just yell at Marcus to stop misbehaving?

Taylor:  I can guess.  Because that would have scared the butterfly away.  But wait, why didn't Marcus scare it away with his gymnastics?

Buddy:  Perhaps because Marcus never made a sound - for once. We can sure be thankful for that!  And that he didn't actually catch the butterfly.

Taylor:  So why does Jan have two photos of a white butterfly on our bushes?

Marcus:  I can't be blamed for the quality of pictures Wednesday because I was good.  Very, very good!

Micah:  I guess this is the first time this butterfly has done any posing for the camera.  An experienced butterfly would have picked a contrasting background so it doesn't blend into the tree ... er, the scenery.

Buddy:   Hey, did any of you notice what is missing in these pictures?

Taylor:  No.

Buddy:  Marcus!  No eyes, no ears, no Marcus.

Marcus:  What was Jan thinking!

We're joining Pepi Smart Dog for today's Thankful Thursday blog hop.


  1. Hari OM
    Crikey Marcus, are you softening up??? Meanwhile, I think those are great shots given the acrobatics involved in obtaining them!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Well, ya sure dont want ta swallow a wasp.

  3. Oo pretty butterfly! Butterflies are my favorite, after kitties that is! :)

  4. Snorts with piggy laughter. Love me some butterflies... to play with and admire of course... yeah sure right. For sure. XOXO - Bacon

  5. Marcus mom read somewhere that butterflies could be the spirit of the doggies that we loved who live at the rainbow bridge. stella rose

  6. Oh, Marcus, how I miss your handsome, just next to the butterfly, giving it one of your soulful looks of adoration. You were so good and proper...but if you had tomatoes, you might want to know that a WHITE butterfly is just looking for a place to lay eggs that will hatch into WORMS and eat every tomato on your vine. Better not to have tomatoes if you are going to have to anticipate a HORNWORM. Try munching one of those....heh, heh.

  7. Sometimes, things just all come together....What a pretty butterfly. Great job not eating it Marcus! BOL
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. We all like to watch butterflies but we don't see that many here!

  9. THe boys don't eat moths or butterflies, but they enjoy a tasty locust! UGH!

  10. we iz knot much inta eatin butter FLIEZ but give uz a stix oh land o lakes & now yur talkin grate eatz !!!! heerz two a lake whitefish kinda week oh end guyz ~~~~ see ya twoozday ~~~~~~♥♥♥♥

  11. MJF would try to snag one of those when he was a puppy , but now he doesn't even pay them much heed, BOL!

    Not sure what is kitties would do:) Swat at it?


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