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Posted: Tuesday 27 March, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:54pm in Anything goes 4 comments Add your own

I'm not very good at getting out of my comfort zone or even very close to the edge of it. But I've done two things in the last few days that I've never done before.

Firstly, I bought clothes from a second hand shop for the first time ever. Claire and I had a wander round Dunblane on Saturday (after driving and our trip to the Scottish Rock Garden Club Show). Dunblane is quite posh. We had a wee browse in the two secondhand shops and I bought a really nice fleece for £3. I NEVER get a bargain - so this was a real treat. Cassius adopted it immediately (it's kind of lamby) and I had to prise it off him to put it in the wash. Smells of horse poo now, so I think he'll leave it alone.

Secondly, I killed a rabbit. I remove spiders from the bath, cry at the death of almost any animal (except wasps) and am a general softy. But this rabbit was suffering. It was over at the stables and was obviously pretty seriously unwell. Didn't seem to be mixy, though. I WAS going to phone Dan to come over and do the deed, as I usually do, but decided I should grow up and do it myself. It was done in an instant and I was just so relieved that the poor thing was out of its misery. Smokey was watching - not sure if he thought it was his turn next, but I can't lift him by his back legs! - so I had a wee cuddle and a blub (Smokey's used to it). I'm not planning wanton carnage but I'm glad I've got over that particular fear.

I think I could deal with shot rabbits now so that's the next target (if you'll pardon the pun).

Comments

claire

Tuesday 27 March, 2007 at 10:14pm

rabbit stew,

notice every body loves the nice horsey and are not concerned that you ditch your groom in the middle of the road. . . . .

India

Wednesday 28 March, 2007 at 8:43pm

Well done, that must've been hard. We passed a cat on the hard shoulder of a motorway about 3 months ago. We were too far past by the time I realised it was still alive - I don;t know if I could've killed it, but I was really upset at the thought that it was suffering. The police didn't want to pick it up if it wasn't causing an obstruction...

India

Rosemary

Wednesday 28 March, 2007 at 9:45pm

I like rabbit but I was more thinking of cooking it for the dogs and Cassius.

India, I had similar experiend years ago - I saw a hare hit by a car but not killed. I wish I had had the courage to end its suffering buut I didn't. I hope I would now.

Wanda

Thursday 5 April, 2007 at 4:01pm

Good for you Rosemary!!!!!!! It is amazing what strength with have when we need it. Although, I still do not like spiders!!!!!!!

How is your garden coming?? We are already to plant starting April 15(peas and onions) The rest in late May. It has been a lot warmer here the past few days. Around 70 degrees. Have a very nice day and pet Smokey for me!

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