Sunday, July 13, 2008

What is Taxidermy?

My mom took a picture of this sign recently on another trip out to Longview in East Texas. At first I was a bit excited that perhaps I could get lots of new animal friends at this place.
I asked my mom: "What is taxidermy?"

My mom said: "Oh JB, you must not concern yourself with taxidermy. It is not for cats, and you would not like it." It turns out that my friends from my post, The Gaggle of Geese, were still hanging out at the lake nearby. Mom went by to check on them, and one of the Geese said: "Are you talking to me? Are YOU talking to me?"

Mom told him yes, and she was just here to check on them for me, JB. The Goose then finally calmed down, and apologized for being so rude. He told my mom he was very nervous since the Taxidermy place had opened up around the corner.


The Goose said: "Please tell JB, to beware of Taxidermy! It is not for Cats or Geese. JB must stay far away, and there are no friends for her there!"

I am not sure why my friend the Goose is warning me to stay away from taxidermy, but I had better take his advice because he is a very wise bird. What do you think?


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24 comments:

Hana said...

I think you had better take Mr. Goose's and your Mom's advice. They are smart and know what's best for you, JB.

My Mom says she's sorry about there haven't been any showings of your cat house yet. Did you have an open house today? Is your Mom's offer on the new house contigent upon an offer on your current house? Maybe it's slow during the summer months. We have our fingers and eyes and paws crossed for you and your Mom.

Guess where I got to go today? First we went to Costco to pick up some lunch for our outing... and then we went to Del Valle Lake! Boy, it sure was hot out there! I hope to post pictures within the next day!

Black Cat said...

Yes, stay well away from the taxidermy place little JB! Mr. Gander or Mrs. Goose and your Mom are wise. As I am behind on reading all the blogs ::sigh!::I've been reading back and find that your seagulls are just like ours - greedy!!! People eating their picnics on the beach here regularly get their food stolen right out of their hands by these naughty birdies:) xxx

Lacy said...

w00f's JB, my mama says fur u to stay away from dat taxiedermy place too...me not nos watt it iz either...

b safe,
~rocky~

Babs (Beetle) said...

I asked MB and she said to tell JB to stay well away from that place! I don't know why, but you'd better listen to everybody.

Purrs, Sukie X

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. taxidermy is complex for hammies too...

~ Girl girl

Sweet Praline said...

Oh, please stay away from the taxidermy place. There are a bunch of those places in the south!

Spooky said...

Treater told me that her brother-in-law does taxidermy, too, and she said it is something that I definitely do not want to be around. I think we should heed everyone's advice.

Deetz said...

I think I would stay away like the Goose said, cuz my mum always gets very upset when she talks about Taxes and stuff...so its gotta be bad.
I sure missed you over the weekend. Oh, and I was really good all weekend.
Deetzy

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh I had to giggle at deetz... LOL... but yes, I think that you would be best to stay away from the taxidermy place... it is not a place either to catch a cab to get from one place to another... trust me!

angelgrotton said...

You'd better listen to your wise mom )))
I've missed your posts dear )))

Ariel said...

I agree with goose stay away it's not safe...Hugs and Purrs Ariel

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh yes, I agree 100% with your Mom and with your friend the Goose -- give that Taxidermy place a wide, wide berth!

I'm glad you like my poem! Yes, I wrote it, *smile*. I like to experiment with many poetic forms. I've written quite a number of poems in months past and I have a link to them in my sidebar, if you'd like to check them out.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Maya and Kena said...

Hi JB!
Your mommy and the goose are right... you definitely want to stay away from taxidermy. We didn't even know humans did those things until we asked mommy... now we're wishing we hadn't... how sad..
Thanks fur the post in our last post and fur understanding that we've been busy.. hope your move goes real smooth! And also, as to the question "What beach was it?" that you left, it was a beach in Carmel. Not the main, busy one, but one that was near a small lagoon-ish thing. Has your mommy ever been to Carmel?
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

meemsnyc said...

Wow beautiful geese photos! Nice closeup! We are scared of the taxidermy!

Huskee Boy said...

I have no idea what 'Taxidermy' is, but whatever it means, please listen to your mom and Mr Goose's advice! Stay safe..

Noah the Airedale said...

Eeeeep we don't think taxidermy is good for dogs either. We'd best all stay away from that place.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Liudmila said...

Seems to be a terrible word this one...I don't know what it is, but I think something good can't sound so bad.

the 4 Bs said...

hi JB, we think that Mr Goose is your friend. taxidermy is not your friend. taxidermy is not the friend of any animal, so let's just all stay away from that place, okay?

woofs

Lux said...

I think I don't like the thought of taxidermy! That's a neat goose!

Deetz said...

JB
I have something for you on my bloggie.

Deetzy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Ummmmm JB? That goose is staring at me. Make it stop. Does it ever move? 'Cause its staring at me...like a lot.

Don't let the goose get you!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Kathryn and Ari said...

Oh dear, JB! I'm very glad to see that "cats" are not listed on that sign. Yikes!!

goldenshade said...

Run, Run, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell your Mommy to run too, just in case!

Anna said...

Wow love the photo of the geese, amazing. Anna :)