Candle, you made me laugh out loud with you comment regarding clapping hands to startle her. That used to work on KfH, but anymore she doesn’t notice unless the hands are actually within striking distance. Last night I clapped my hands when first I observed her monumental leap, and I swear she thought I was applauding, because she got up and took a bow. THAT’S when I ran for the squirt bottle.
Regarding my car, news has gotten out in the company about my close encounter of the animal kind, and I’ve gotten quite a few visitors out my way to survey the damage. You have to understand that this is a big place, and I’m parked in the most out-of-the-way hole possible here, so people are really going out of their way to view this. I’ve toyed with the idea of setting a guest book out on the hood for everybody to sign. I’ve also been looking for chalk so I could draw the outline of the beast in question on the asphalt next to my car, but nobody has any chalk in this entire company. I’m tempted to use a grease pencil, but that will have a little more permanent effect than what I’m going for.
The in-house insurance guy called to say that they’ll be repairing my car in our own body shop here at the plant. They fix our company trucks there. I don’t know whether to be pleased, or frightened.