“The road from appearance to reality is often very hard and long, and many people make only very poor travelers. We must forgive them when they stagger against us as if against a brick wall.” —Franz Kafka

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Delicata and Fatty Leland




Now that Fatty Leland has moved to the river the house is a lot quieter, not that he made noise. Not him. He was one smooth operator. Delicata though, lately she has been doing a lot of cursing. She's been upset for the last couple of weeks, sometimes hissing us right out of the front room. She didn't want anyone around. At the time I thought maybe she was feeling protective about her recent ootheca. That may have been part of it but the other day M. Lee suggested that perhaps Fatty Leland had been bothering her. After all, he freaked us out a couple of times scooting around in plain sight. There are always tasty treats on Delicata's little, black dishes. Fatty may have fussed and fiddled with the screen on the terrarium trying to get at them. I wouldn't put it past him. Anyway, for whatever reason, Delicata is a lot more peaceful since he left.


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