Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Death of Cerebus

Our little Cerebus, the Tarantula in the fuzzy picture to the right, first appeared on the back porch the evening we moved into Chateau CasonBlog, lurking about the edge of the shadows, and spooking the dog. By dawn next morning, he(?) was on duty in the front yard, keeping watch from a shady nook in a corner near the front stoop.

Over the past month, he appeared in numerous places, but alas, two days ago he expired at his post. I buried Cerebus under the shade of a Sweet Acacia tree in the front yard. With its fragrant early spring flowers and year round long and nasty thorns, the Acacia tree should serve as a fitting headstone for our departed guardian.

Things are just different in the desert...

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