Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Marcus Meets Armadillo

Taylor:  What is that strange looking thing in the photograph?  Is it wearing armor?


Buddy:  Yes. That is an armadillo.  We used to see this one before sundown when we walked Jan.  Had we known then what we know now about them, we would have allowed Marcus to introduce himself to it.

Rusty:  Why?

Buddy:  Because we were just reading that when an armadillo is startled, it leaps straight up in the air.  That's one reason we sometimes see them dead in the street.  You just don't leap in the air underneath a car..

Taylor:  But what does that have to do with Marcus?

Buddy:  You know Mr. OverlyExcitedMarcus.  He sees something and he wants to drag us all over to meet it.  In fact, he tried his best to do so.  But had he succeeded in reaching the armadillo, he would have done the same thing he does to scare Merci.  He would have leaped into its face and given that shrill screech that scares Merci every time, and the startled armadillo would have leaped into the air and scared the poop out of Marcus.  It might have taught him a lesson.  Or not.


Rusty:  But how would Marcus ever get close to it?

Buddy:  It has poor eyesight so it wouldn't see him coming and it would be so focused on finding bugs to eat, it wouldn't hear us, even though they have good hearing. In fact, it was so focused on running around searching for food, it didn't know Jan, Merci, Mr. FranticallyPullingOnTheLeash, and I had approached and were standing there watching it. 


Taylor:  Wow, that must be one deaf and dumb armadillo if it didn't hear Marcus.

Rusty:  Or hungry.  Deaf, dumb and hungry. Marcus invites everything he meets to lunch.  Do you think he wanted to invite the armadillo to lunch?

Buddy:  I doubt it.  If Marcus invited it to come to lunch as a guest, he'd have a hard time feeding it.  If Marcus invited it to lunch as lunch, he'd have a tough time eating it.

Rusty:  Okay, I understand why Marcus would have a tough time eating it, but why would he have a tough time feeding it?.

Buddy:  Because Jan doesn't keep a fresh supply of bugs in the pantry.

20 comments:

  1. We bet it leaves some nice holes on the yard to sniff out, too!

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  2. Wow, how cool that you get armadillos visiting! We don't see them out here.

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  3. Hari OM
    What fun critters 'dillos are... that is one thing the Bonny Land is very boring at... critters. I think I am quite glad the invitation to lunch wasn't put to the test!!! Hugs wags whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. I have never seen an armadillo in real life. They sure are strange looking - almost like something from a different world.

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  5. Nope, no armadillos in Michigan! I can imagine the looks on the cats's faces if they every saw one, tho'! LOL!

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  6. Yikes! I might've squealed out loud if I saw that on a walk.

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  7. The only place we have seen armadillos was on the side of the road when we lived in Texas. It's probably better off that Marcus didn't get to meet one up close BOL!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  8. Those things are awesome. We never saw one in person
    Lily & Edward

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  9. guys....we iz knot two smart bout a lot oh stuff but we troo lee dinna noe ewe had armadillo round yur place !!! kinda kewl troo lee ~~~~ we will bee off line til monday sew heerz two a pie filled noe burd happee week oh end two all ~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

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  10. Dang, I thought that was a mighty fancy Opossum!

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  11. We guess Dust Mites don't count as BUGS...

    OMD you have armadillos in your neck of the woods??? WE would LOVE to see and SMELL one... Butt it it jumped in the air... it would scare the poops outta US too.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of YOU and to Miss Jan.

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  12. OMD! I discovered that armadillos jump start up in the air when they are frightened while we were camping in Arkansas. My brother scared one and it jumped so high. I laughed until I could hardly breath because I had NO idea they could do that. It is a hilarious sight.

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  13. Oh, Marcus, you would have to know a really good dentist after THAT lunch.

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  14. We don't have those around here.

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  15. Purrseidon & Saphera have been trying to meet our local armadillo for months - no luck, yet... it seems to like to burrow under the fence at night, but run off before they go out.

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  16. Wow ! I'd pay to see that !

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving!
    You are not serving Armadillo are you?

    Noodle and crew

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  18. Wow, you have armadillos there? Neat! I've seen them before, but we don't have them here in the Northeast. :)

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  19. We do not have those here...but nevfurtheless we are glad your Miss Jan's cupboards are *not* full of bugs to serve to anything! BOL! MJF would bark his fool head off at one of those and even more so if it jumped up, OMD!

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  20. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow wot is that thing??? its like a littel tank!!! duz it hav guns under its shell??? is that why its kalld an armordillo??? i wunder if i shud git wun for arownd heer maybe it kan help me hold off the ninja hedjhogs!!! happy belayted thanksgiving to all of yoo too!!! ok bye

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