Crazy Pecker

Woodpecker that is… except I can’t really call it a woodpecker because he doesn’t peck on wood!!!

When I came in from having breakfast on the patio this morning, I was mumbling something to myself when my daughter, Shantel, came through the family room and asked me what I was talking about. I told her there was a crazy woodpecker outside our yard on a light post and he was driving me as crazy as he is. Being blind, Shantel wanted to know what a woodpecker is. I told her she could google it, but the just of it is, it’s a bird that likes to go around drilling holes into wood, like trees. Why would a bird want to do that she asked? I told her that most of the time woodpeckers are looking for bugs in the trees, or they might be creating a nest to raise their little woodpeckers… Oh, she said so why are you upset with the woodpecker that’s out back?

Well, let me explain:

I get up every early every morning and go out for my morning walk. Then I come home and go out and do my water exercises in the pool. Then, as a reward to myself, I enjoy having my breakfast and coffee on the patio where I can meditate while I listen to the little normal birds chirping, and the lovely doves cooing… But now, all of a sudden, we have a mentally crazed woodpecker who likes to peck on metal, like the light post that is just outside our fence in the backyard.


What difference does it make to you if the woodpecker pecks on a tree or the light post Shantel asked? The difference is when that crazy woodpecker pecks on the metal it sounds like a dam jack hammer that just keeps going, and going, and going… instead of just a much softer pecking sound when they peck on wood… I told her it’s not like there aren’t enough trees around our neighborhood, and in fact, there are some really big nice trees just outside our yard like these…


So I want that crazy pecker to go learn to peck in the trees again and quit disturbing the peace and serenity of my morning meditations… Shantel said “well, just remember he may be crazy but he’s still one of God’s little creatures…” I told her to remember that the next time she gets pissed off at our precious little kitty, Carmen, who she refers to as the WILD BEAST…

I told her that crazy pecker makes me think of Elmer Fudd with his crazy wabbits! Who is Elmer Fudd she asked…? Google it I said 🙂

Stay tuned!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 20:41:14

    Picture me TOTALLY cracking up. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stories!


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