Ragtag Daily Prompts: Mend, October 28, 2019

Windmill with vinesMonica slammed her hand, palm-opened on the table top where her husband Karl Snapjaw was drinking his coffee. The bang! she made caused him to jump. Karl tried not to react but when the hot liquid he’d been nursing spilled on his white pant leg, burning his flesh in the process of staining his new garment, he shouted.

“Look what you made me do!”

“That will be the least of your worries, if you don’t pick yourself up and mend that damned windmill on the north forty!” Her voice was so shrill that it made Karl’s ears hurt.

Maxwell just blinked at the couple. “What fools,” he thought absently. Tuning them out, he decided to clean a paw.

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IdahoBlueBird50 AOTD: October 28, 2019

Capn and first mate 1Captain (right) and First Mate. According to his human companion, the Captain is a samoyed.  Sweet, playful and friendly, the Captain is the alpha of the pack. He barks his orders at you with a single, authoritative bark. He expects to be obeyed immediately. The First Mate is a bit nervous, like most poodles, but she is also very intelligent and eager to please. They are the power-couple of the neighborhood. If you should encounter them, please remember to remove your hat.

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Butterfly, October 28, 2019



Camouflage is a type of coloration or pattern that helps an animal blend in with its surroundings. It is common among invertebrates, including some species of octopus and squid, along with a variety of other animals. Camouflage is often used by prey as a way to disguise themselves from predators. It is also used by predators to conceal themselves as they stalk their prey. There are several different types of camouflage, including concealing coloration, disruptive coloration, disguise, and mimicry.  —Laura Klappenbach, a biologist and ecologist. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and Ecology.

Above is an example of the first kind of camouflage, concealing coloration. Look for the others in future posts.

*thoughtco.com/camouflage-129662, accessed October 4, 2019