Petunia the Pitbull

Proof the Chupacabra really exists

DSCF2701I made it home from the bar at 2 am last night and while I fumbled around in the darkness trying to find my apartment keys I was struck by the lovely night sky. Knowing that my camera has a night photography option, I figured there was no better time to test its capabilities. I ran in, grabbed the camera, and took the above photo. Clearly, my camera sucks and couldn’t capture even 1/10th of the night sky’s magesty. Just when I decided to call it quits I noticed something moving around in the bushes just feet away. I took a few steps closer and saw some glowing eyes peaking out at me. DSCF2702Holy gawd! At this point, I was terrified but certainly too curious to run. So I got closer. I could hear the creature’s jaws chomping on something in the bushes. Was it feasting on one of the feral cats that live under my porch? I hope not, I’ve gotten quite attached to them.

DSCF2703Okay, this is clearly one of those mysteriously elusive Chupacabras right? Can a goat sucker also be a cat sucker? And I’d never heard of a sighting in New York. Perhaps I’m the first to witness this species’ northern migration. And I have photographic proof of this. What a goldmine! I was absolutely terrified at this point but I knew that I needed to edge closer to snap that one photograph that would put me on the cryptozoology map.

DSCF2704And here it is! This devil creature is clearly a hybrid between canine and Zool from Ghostbusters. It must be a Chupacabra! Ahh…the reality is that this thing lives with me. Sleeps with me even. She’d gotten her line wrapped up in the bushes and busied herself by eating cat poop until I came to her rescue. We went inside (I was completely disgusted by her at that point) and when I reviewed the photos I absolutely howled with laughter. I probably woke my neighbors but I couldn’t help myself. Many of us may have strange bedfellows but I think I win the prize by having strangest (and grossest) one of them all.

Happy Friday to you all! Please keep in mind that there’s no Saugerties Farmers Market tomorrow. It’s the Garlic Festival instead so get out there and make your breath smell delicious (or at least better than Petunia’s)!


I’m grump-diddly-dumpcious

DSCF1527I’m in a dreadful mood today so to spare you from the dark place I’m in, I’ll share with you some photos that I took a few weeks ago of our romp around the property. We were looking for migrating amphibians but at that moment we were a little premature. That would not be the case anymore since just yesterday I saw some adult red-spotted newts swimming around a vernal pool and some large egg masses. They’ve been busy these past few weeks! Most of the vernal pools are already dry which doesn’t bode well for the spring and summer months. Perhaps it’s good that they got a little bit of a head start on breeding. Anyway, enjoy the pics and I will try to adjust my attitude before my next post. Strangely enough, the photos are kind of dark and dreary, just like how I’m feeling. There’s no intended connection there, but irony always has a way of creeping in.