Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rabbit Stew?

Wednesday is dance day for the average girl and her daughter.  I leave work early and pick up Princess and we head an hour north to her dance studio.  Kennebec Dance Centre is located in Augusta, ME which is the capital city of Maine.  So, it's not rural.  I get her set at ballet and then head off on what I call my Death Wish Run.  I run 2 miles out and back on a pretty darn busy road. 

I have seen many things on the side of my road on this run--mostly trash and such.  One time there was a squashed pigeon.  There is always the big dump truck driving guys that wave to me.  I'm never sure whether I should wave back or not....  stalker or friendly? 

Today was a special treat.  Of course, I took a picture.  *Gross Alert*  Do not proceed if you are squeemish.

There you have it.  The cutest white bunny squished dead on the side of the road.  I was sad for him, because he is so pretty.  Then I kinda wished I had a knife so I could grab his foot.  Rabbit's feet are lucky right?  And he certainly doesn't need it anymore..... 

Maybe this rabbit's foot is not that lucky anyway.  I mean, look where it got him? 

I immediately thought of Christy at My Dirt Road Anthem and thought, there!  You're not the only one to find dead wildlife on a run!  Bonus points because I was in the city. 

What captures your attention on a run?

Dead stuff?  Waving truckers?


Teamarcia said...

I really don't like running along busy streets but I do have a short stretch I do regularly and yes, lots of gross stuff. Most recently a poor kitten. :(

Kara said...

Haha I love that your impulse thought was "I wish I had a knife!"

I see roadkill all the time. It's bad in the summer. So smelly!

Also, if you take the word verification option off, I will love you forever and ever.

Christi said...

I have seen a lot of dead animals while back home this week. The most interesting was the armadillo! And yes I keep a count if the dead animals!

Terzah said...

Sometimes I see live animals (deer, foxes, once a skunk--I gave him a wide berth). That was a darned near perfect smashed rabbit.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Hahaha I was totally like eww why would she post a dead rabbit..gross, and then I realized HA I do that too!

I will love you forever and ever too if you take off the word verification they have really made it a pain recently!