San Geraldo and I took a walk Saturday afternoon to Los Remedios to do some shopping. We passed through the Plaza de la Concordia, with it’s reflecting pool containing multiple arching fountains along its length. As we approached, we saw something very disturbing. A furry white animal appeared to have drowned and was floating on its side.
|A TRAGIC END.
We were relieved to see it was only a stuffed animal. Maybe some
little brat adorable child had thrown it over the low fence during a temper tantrum demonstration of independence. However it had gotten there, I certainly wasn’t going to reach into the green water to fish it out. If I didn’t know better, I might think Dudo had had something to do with it. (Remember his rat?) When we passed back through Plaza de la Concordia on our way home a few hours later, we saw that someone had rescued the animal from the fountain. But no one had claimed it. It will probably end up for sale at the next local flea market.
|RETRIEVED, BUT LIFELESS.|
When we got home, I immediately went looking for Dudo to find out if the attempted drowning was another bit of his handiwork. The look he gave me was not reassuring.
|“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”|
|ON SECOND THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULD BE TALKING TO THE NEIGHBORS.
(BUT, THEY HAVE A VIEW OF A WHITE RAT HANGING BY ITS TAIL.)