Tuesday, February 10, 2009

on the other side of january

A while back Smootch did a painting on cardboard. It was strangely minimalist, not her typical style. I asked her to tell me about it and she said it was for her glamour dolls to get married with.

Oh-kay.

Today I watched Smootch in action with her painting: Ah, an aisle for the bride to walk down. Of course!Don't know why I didn't spot it.

Birdie's love of books and birds continues.His new love: vegetables!His curiosity is boundless. One last tale, this one a bit gruesome. Last saturday Smootch did the oddest thing. She accidently swallowed a nickel. The accident happened while doing mouth exercises with the coin in her mouth.

Oh-Kay.

Don't ask me, she's too old for this, and it's all a bit weird.

But, monday the nickel comes back and what a strange sight it is now:The coin on the right is a regular, uningested nickle, the one on the left is Smootch's snack nickel. It's black (and it is clean!) I don't know if it's just tarnished, or if the nickel plating was absorbed by Smootch's system. Anyway you look at it, I'm quite certain Smootch won't be swallowing another nickel. Still, we are now all curious about what would happen to a penny...

2 comments:

Kim said...

Wow! Bizarre! I've just discovered your blogs. LOVE them. I'm all over your tutes. Gotta try out a bazillion of them.

And you're in Alberta! My home province! My home country! I'm all homesick now.

I'll be back...

Anonymous said...

You coin swallowing post cracks me up and brings back memories. My son swallowed some coin money(ies) a few months back. When he had trouble keeping things down, I took him to the ER, where they x-rayed and showed me the quarter swallowed. Five days later, he passed a nickel and three pennies. Weird things happen in digestive tracks!