Sunday, January 23, 2011

Making an Art of Ill Humor

One of the things I really like about prairie dogs, apart from their ultra-round, winter-fat bodies and their little wagging tails, is that they almost always look really disgruntled—and I can appreciate that.

Last week I spotted a couple of prairie dogs munching on some sort of zoo pellets in the snow; the first looked, as you see it, annoyed, but the second looked contemplative and quite artistic as it was limned against the late-afternoon light.

At least, it did at first. Then it looked as if it were on the verge of saying something:

—But what it might have said, I couldn’t tell you. If anyone feels moved to suggest a caption for this image, I would be happy to hear it.

{A note: I do write all text and take all pictures. Please do not reproduce either without my permission.}


Anca said...

"I'm not artistic, dang it! Just tryin' to eat in peace!"

biobabbler said...

So cute. I love your interpretation of the various expressions. Perhaps he/she was going to ask you to e-mail a copy of that picture you just took of him.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Ill humor does not wear well with me since I fight hard to suppress mine.

Anonymous said...

oh, this reminds me of this video:

maybe the prairie dog thought s/he recognized you and then realized you were someone else? :)


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