Such strange things happen out there………
I had a “yes” moment on the bike the other day………I actually saved the life of a field mouse. Honestly. And no, I didn’t rescue it from a flooded drain, or lift it down from a precarious precipice……..I saved it from a prowling cat! I was scooting along a country lane at xxxxmph, and a cat that was chasing this tiny little creature along a gutter, saw me bearing down on him and thought he might be part of my food chain, so he beat a hasty retreat, leaving his prey to escape. What a feeling of self-satisfaction I had for the rest of the ride!
Talking of cats, on another day a cat and I both had a very lucky escape (a case of mutual satisfaction?). As I passed this cat on the verge side, it decided to jump across the road to its own safe haven, and passed directly under my bike between my front and back wheels. Given that I was doing about 20mph, it seems unbelievable that it was unscathed……..and I hate to think what might have happened had it collided with my front wheel! On another occasion, it was a blackbird that zoomed between both wheels. Tell me, what is so attractive about these kamikaze missions in the animal world?
Then I chanced by this little car that still had on its winter coat of artificial grass……………… I’d really like to say something amusing about it, but words fail me ;0)