Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Swiss Cheese Theory

Percy:  We had a post in mind for today but we have forgotten what it was supposed to be, so we're going to wing it.

Marcus:  Speaking of winging it, my old friends the geese don't visit as often as they used to but they do still come to check on me every once in a while.

Percy:  They don't come to check on you!  They stop at the mill to rest and eat.

Marcus:  Oh, yeah?  Then why was their leader honking my name?

Percy:  I don't know.  Maybe one of his wives is named Marcia and you just mis-heard him  

Marcus:  I have 20/20 hearing and I do not mis-hear!

Percy:  I didn't know anyone has 20/20 hearing, but if anyone does, it would be you.

Marcus:  Thank you.  

Percy:  I do notice the geese are always moving but never moving toward you. 

Marcus:  That's because Buddy and Merci are with me - Jan too - and the geese are wary of strangers.

Percy:  They're always with you, so how can they be strangers? 

Marcus:  They don't speak goose.  If you want to make friends, you have to speak the language.

Percy:  If you are such an expert, why don't you teach them the language?

Marcus:  They're all too old to learn.  Once you pass a certain age, your brain turns into Swiss cheese and everything you hear falls out the holes in your head.

Percy:  Where did you hear that? 

Marcus:  I heard Jan telling someone that since she's gotten old, most everything she hears goes in one ear and out the holes in her head.

Percy:  And from that you got the Swiss cheese theory?

Marcus:  Of course!  Everyone knows Swiss cheese is full of holes.

Percy:  So is your theory!  Have you considered psychotherapy?

Marcus:  Yes, but sitting all day listening to everyone's problems doesn't interest me.

Percy:  I wasn't asking if you want to become a psychotherapist.  I was suggesting you be the patient.

Marcus:  Thanks for your concern but I don't have any problems.  And the geese are waiting for me.  Gotta run!


  1. Wondering if they're wintering there or headed north? Beautiful birds.

  2. We think our mom has Swiss cheese in her head
    Lily & Edward

  3. We are so glad you got to catch a glimpse of your goose friends, Marcus!!

  4. I like the way you think, Marcus! ;-)

  5. Marcus always makes me laugh. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

  6. Marcus,
    The Canadian Snow Geese winter here in Washington too
    Hope Jan has some cheese for you I love cheese snacks.

    xo Astro

  7. Hey Marcus, their friends were just at my place and I think they were honking your name too!

  8. Glad you got to see your friends.

  9. I think I saw a goose with a "Honk if you love Marcus" sticker on its bottom! LOL!


  11. Marcus! They were honking your name here too!!! Strange...or perhaps I forgot what they were actually honking...I seem to have swiss cheese brain.
    Love Barb

  12. TBT asks if maybe the holes ARE the cheese and the surrounding parts are just tastey filler.

    Note that WE didnt say that...

  13. Marcus, it must be difficult for you sometimes... no one understands your brilliance. Honk! :)

  14. How nice that you saw your friends ! Purrs

  15. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay i think i lost trak of this diskushun is their swiss cheez heer??? if so kan i hav sum??? ok bye

  16. Swiss Cheese??? YUM! so now all our brains are yum too??? Oops. petcretary says sometimes she has that cheesiness too. Funny, sponges have lots of air in them but young brains absorb things like a sponge, but when we get to be of vintage, then it all becomes cheese:)


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