My mind is a blank

We all have days like these, when we seem to stare into space but see nothing.
Hubby asked me if I was OK and I said I was fine, just feeling a little ‘detached’.
We had a few games of darts this afternoon, and were well matched, having some high scores, and a few silly ones. I was over 250 behind at one time, but Hubby couldn’t get his double. I managed to get down to double 2, then he got his double 1, so I think he was just being kind and waiting for me.
Overall, I lost 3 – 0, but apart from that first game, they could have gone either way.

Since then, I’ve just been sitting here, not doing very much, going through my reader, and drinking endless cups of tea.
I’ve walked the dog on my own a couple of times, and we’ve just got back from walking her together. She’s very alert and content at the moment, but that could be because the injection hasn’t kicked in fully yet, though if this is how she’s going to be tonight, I certainly have no problems with that.

I’d had a phone call earlier from the elderly lady whose vet we were thinking of using who weren’t very helpful. She was surprised, but admitted she had been going to this practice for thirty odd years. She told me that there is something going on in the park and wondered if I’d heard anything. Other than 8 geese deaths being investigated, I said no.
She was chatting to one of the workmen on her early walk this morning and it’s not just geese that are dying.  All of the ducklings and now the last brood of goslings are also dead, as are more geese and a lot of ducks. The experts have been called in and it’s believed they are being poisoned. As to how or why is not known yet, but for the time being, we have decided the park is out of bounds for Maggie and probably a lot of other dog walkers are thinking along the same lines.
If it is deliberate, how cruel, callous and senseless an act on defenseless creatures and it makes my blood boil. Maybe that’s why I can’t put my mind to anything just now.

I was so excited when I took these pictures, and now we will never see them grown.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to My mind is a blank

  1. It’s such a pity. It’s heartbreaking and ruthless to poison these innocent creatures. I hope Karma catches up with the perpetrators soon enough

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Over the years we’ve had problems with dogs being poisoned here and it disgusts and infuriates me. I wish there were cameras around and people could be caught in the act. As far as I’m concerned, whether you are killing a human or an animal it is still taking a life and these people should be put in prison for a good long time!

    • We have no CCTV in the park, and no doubt the council would say it wasn’t cost effective. Last year dog owners were warned about weed killer being sprayed in the park and to keep your dog away. The water level is too low, and the birds are upending to feed on the algae at the bottom. This was supposedly got rid of last year when the lake was emptied. It took several months, and even then I don’t think they got all of it.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Very cruel, and desperately sad…

  4. Sadje says:

    Very sad, even if it accidental. And if deliberate than I don’t even have words for this cruelty.

  5. What hideous news!! I will never ever understand the kind of creature (wearing the trapping of being human) who murders innocent animals and birds. I have to think there’s a special kind of hell waiting for such as that. I hope Karma comes around and bites the creatures who do such things in their no doubt overly endowed asses too. Take care Di! At least you were warned and could keep Ms. Maggie safe. 😦

  6. Liz says:

    Very sad to hear and good job you heard about it, to keep Maggie safe. I hope they find out what poison and who. And if deliberate, then I hope they get something on the receiving end.

  7. ikwords says:

    Sigh… the cruelty in our world that I wish we could just all let go of.

  8. murisopsis says:

    Too sad that someone is so cruel and thoughtless. The city rounded up a bunch of our geese 4 years ago (there were so many that no one could enjoy the park because they would charge at you and chase you out.) after a child was knocked down and injured. The uproar was terrific. They haven’t done anything like that since…

    • They raided the nests of eggs last year to keep numbers down. This year we saw three broods of goslings, and over 50 ducklings. It’s saddening, and if deliberate, sickening that someone could be so cruel,

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