Sunday, October 22, 2006

Domestic Bliss

Sunday afternoon on a lovely day. MizBubs was busy with our youngest daughter, working on a rag doll costume for Halloween. Abba Gold was playing in the background, and after cleaning the kitchen I was cooking up a pan of apple brown betty. Then I noticed Duffy, my terrier mutt, intently working on something. That something turned out to be a field mouse, in his death throes. Duffy dropped it, briefly, and Jack (our rat terrier) darted in and grabbed the struggling rodent away from Duffy. Jack proceeded to do a few victory laps around the house until I could open the back door and let them both out with their shared kill.

I will now, forever, have "Take a Chance on Me" in my head as the soundtrack for mouse killing and Sunday baking.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Okay. I'll admit to playing ABBA on jukeboxes and stuff for fun and entertainment.

But I don't spend money on it and bring it into my house.

Mizbubs said...

Neither did Bubs. He downloaded it, of course. Right before ABBA he was playing the Sweet, "Little Willie", "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox on the Run". Ah, AM radio on a transistor... Super CFL... Bob Sirot before TV... the '70's in Chicago...