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#53 ๐Ÿ’œ morbid moment with a soft touch

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Hello & Welcome to my 53rd episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a ghoulish true tale from half a year ago, when I stumbled upon the frightful sight of a wee baby weasel…

Ah yes… I remember that morbid moment like it was only yesterday. The startling moment that caused me to scream at the sight of a dead (or was it still alive?!?) rodent’s body, right there onย our backyard patio!!! … Well, perhaps it was less of a scream and more like a squeal or shriek?? Hmmm… nothing full throttle or shrill, mind you… Probably something as simple as “eeek!!!” with a bit of a jump… Yeah, that’s it… a startled jump! Or would that be jump startle?? Well anyway…

it was a lovely, warm and sunny afternoon in early May. The lawn and foliage was rising from winter dormancy. The flowers had not yet begun to bloom. Then suddenly, the piercing sound (which can scarcely be described as silence) of startled verbalismย emitted from me…

A crowd of witnesses flocked to the scene… Well okay, our nearly 10-year old next-door neighbour and her friend happened to be passing by. Thankfully, and without a moment’s hesitation, the fearless young girls ran to my rescue! Upon closer examination, the tiny creature was found to be laying in a pool of its own blood. We pronounced the rodent dead at the scene. Prior to proper burial, we proceeded to respectfully photograph the unfortunate li’l guyโ€”for the sake of its 15 minutes of fame via the blog.

Thanks to this photographic evidence, the victim has now been identified as a baby weasel. Yup… with an empty field out back and community pond around the corner, wildlife sightings are just part of the environment. So who knows what some other neighbour’s cat might drag into our yard next?!? :-/

Special thanks to Madison and Sarah, for their assistance throughout this investigation!ย 

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43 responses

  1. RIP baby weasels.

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    October 30, 2016 at 11:48 pm

  2. The story of the weasel has been the most encouraging I have heard today. People behaving like loons even in my country where we have never had Halloween as part of our culture. Horrible, dark and almost satanic nonsense. Your story had the element of shock, surprise but the gentle touch of kindness and care. I found it refreshing. Thank you ,

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    October 31, 2016 at 4:28 am

    • So glad to hear you liked this post, Faye ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much, I appreciate your thoughtful comment!
      Indeed there is an all too real/dark underside for Halloween, but ignoring the truth has made it impossible for society to discern the lie :-/
      Now half a year later, I’m still marvelling at little Madison’s fearless heart of kindness for the dead animal… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH


      October 31, 2016 at 6:57 pm

  3. This is so movingly cute and sad at the same time – so apt for Halloween

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    October 31, 2016 at 4:48 am

    • Wow… thanks so much, SHOL ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s exactly what I was striving for! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      October 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm

  4. So cute and simply loved the cute presentation and your informative post.

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    October 31, 2016 at 6:49 am

  5. Oh…

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    November 1, 2016 at 3:07 am

  6. What a weasel story…ahhh..great story to end the halloween…thanks for sharing..

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    November 1, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    • ahhh…. thanks Mich โค Glad you enjoyed my whopper of a weasel story! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      November 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm

  7. Moved that you all took the time for a burial for the little weasel. Whilst in Sweden I took out the vacuum bag and screeched in shock as a mouse ‘flew’ past me and away under the house! How it survived two hours next to the hot motor is beyond me!

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    November 2, 2016 at 8:07 am

    • Wow… the mouse was inside the bag while you were running the vacuum? Yikes, that coulda been really dustasterous for him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope those were the last wild rodents we’ll see, forevermore! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      November 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

  8. Oh poor baby! Such is life ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    November 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm

  9. thelostmango

    This is so sad! AW! I just posted my italy trip here! https://thelostmango.wordpress.com Let’s be friends! XOXO

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    November 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    • awe yeah… poor li’l guy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      Thanks for visiting/commenting ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH


      November 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  10. Reblogged this on KCJones.

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    November 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

  11. Reblogged this on Wag 'n Bietjie.

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    November 9, 2016 at 5:49 am

  12. Poor little baby never got much chance at life.

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    November 9, 2016 at 7:02 am

    • Yup… such is life for a wild (backyard) critter ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH


      November 9, 2016 at 6:42 pm

  13. that’s a funny ending! “So who knows what some other neighbourโ€™s cat might drag into our yard next?!?:-/ ” lol

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    November 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

    • LoL … thanks Bird ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of times after dark when we’re inside, we’ve heard what sounds like wild scrap fights in our backyard! :-/ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH


      November 9, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  14. Blue pumpkins will definitely catch on next year ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 18, 2016 at 1:35 am

  15. Aww, that poor little baby weasel…๐Ÿ˜ญ My mom found once a dead sqirrel in a water basin and it was so sad, totally bleached out and skeleton like. Can’t forget that either…
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas time and wish you a very happy New Year my friend! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š

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    December 27, 2016 at 7:17 am

    • Yikes… those li’l guys need to be more careful ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hope you and yours enjoyed a lovely Christmas there, dear Sarah โค And hope the new year will indeed be a happy one! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  16. While I dislike grown-up weasels, it was sad to read about this poor little one. However, it looks like s/he was given a lovely burial.

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    January 28, 2017 at 6:37 am

    • Oh me too, Ruth… I’d have just freaked :O But fortunately for this li’l guy, our fearless neighbour girl was there and actually gave it a rather touching send-off ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH


      January 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

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