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Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Return Of E(a)rnest



"Chuff chuff!"
 

"Eh?"

"It's me, Geo., long time no see."

"Hmmm, 4 years by my count. You haven't changed a bit!"

"Well you have. What's that you're leaning on?"

"It's my cane, E(a)rnest. Keeps me from stumbling on uneven ground."

"Makes you look  Old."

"In paved public, I hide it."

"How?"

"I jam it down inside my pants-leg and look loads younger."

"Geo., I won't argue with you. I've spent the past 4 (and more) years studying human politics, as you know, and learned about partisan bellicosity, bowdlerization of humanistic constitutions "justified(?)" by shameless sophistry."

"Dear E(a)rnest, we haven't corresponded enough.Your learning is beyond mine. I can only claim age-related bouts of excrementitious mentality, and ask  your patience."

"Chuff chuff."

"I love you too."

 
 

16 comments:

  1. I have missed E(a)rnest. Why he would choose to study human politics is a puzzle. The subject is driving humans crazy

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    1. I too have missed E(a)rnest Squirrel and was delighted by his return to the our almond trees. He felt compelled to scold our new kittens into following their instincts, having fun and trusting Norma. He only tolerates me --sometimes politely-- always eloquently.

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  2. Excrementitious is an excellent word.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It is, isn't it? I only use these highfalutin words to tax E(a)rnest and inspire him to learn more. But I think he got that one,"excrementitious mentality", which means shithead and looked at me funny, to which he said "Chuff chuff" and I responded in kind.

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  3. bring him around to ydg she'd like to meet him.

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  4. Glad that E(a)rnest is back. He's a beloved character in this corner of the blogosphere.

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    1. Thanks Tom, E(a)rnest is making good newsgathering use of his ability to climb and scamper. I am older now and those abilities are beyond me. He helps because I gave him foremanship of my property. Our only ideological difference is his (food) and my definition (international conflict) of NUTS.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. God bless.

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    1. Dear Victor, you're welcome. Keep writing.

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  6. A cane is a useful place to hide a sword, and good for dragging down tall brambles to pick off fruit. I think E(a)rnest is going to want one but may use it to harvest nuts aggressively. I hope squirrel politics are calmer than ours.

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    1. Dear Lisa, I have offered the loan of my cane to E(a)rnest but he declined, citing its being 10x taller than he --and asked if I would consent to improve my balance and harvesting skills with a telephone pole. Indeed, squirrel politics are calmer (and kinder) than ours.

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  7. I suppose he decided to study human politics in order to find where we keep the nuts!

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    1. True Jeff, lately E(a)rnest asked me if our Houses of Congress and DOJ might secretly moonlight as nut repositories. I replied," That's no secret."

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  8. Dear Geo., I love to see E(a)nest back!
    My best friend Anne has to use canes now when walking a longer route - she uses Nordic walking sticks and moaned a bit about canes being not elegant. As we are very good friends I could risk a NOT heartless-meant remark (she knows that I so much feel with her): "Stumbling down in public isn't more elegant" - she laughed, and that is said to be a good medicine...

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    1. Dear Britta, I quite understand Anne's reserve regarding the inelegance of Nordic walking sticks, and enjoy your kind remark that made her laugh. My own cane is walnut with rubber tip on one end & little shepherd's crook on the other. It is pretty. Even I need to feel pretty sometimes. Love and best wishes to you,

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