Saturday, March 15, 2008

OMG! I'm a murderer!

We got up in time this morning for a haircut appointment. The sun was shining and it looked like it would be a glorious day..... *But no... not quite.

We left the house around 9.45am and, as I said, the sun was shining in all it's glory (and in my eyes). I started walking down the steps of the back yard and as I looked down... Yikes!!!... I saw it in the corner of my eye. Something small and dark. A leaf,... a branch??? No. But it was too late. I had already shifted my weight to the next step down and all I all of a sudden felt was a "scrunch" under my foot that made my stomach turn.

The first words I blurted out to Orange-X were: "Shit! I'm a murderer! I just stepped on a baby salamander!!"

I felt so bad for the poor thing - believe it or not, I think they're cute. Really! I don't even kill spiders (at least the big ones... to messy). I throw them out... in a tupperware.

And you know what Orange-X's reply was?...: **"Is it dead?"

* After my first shock (the murder) and the haircuts, we went 'next door' to Germany and bought a new sofa! The day is saved! Yayyyy! And only the equivalent to 1 trip for two incl. expenses (compared to 3-see post below) to Canada.

** 55kg (120 lbs) is enough to kill a 1 1/2 inch long salamander. Duh!


merlinprincesse said...

Ohh! :( J'aurais eu la même réaction! Moi non plus je ne tue pas les petits insectes. J'aime trop les observer! Pov tite salamandre! Tu as été son cruel destin! ;o) Mais tu lui a permis de voir la grande lumière au bout du tunel! Qui sait si elle ne serati pas morte de faim sans ton aide! ;o)

Xmichra said...

LOL!!! you went from "nothing going on here, move along" to "Im a murderer" all in the matter of days!! ....
and you wonder why we always check in.. hehehhe ;)

CanadianSwiss said...

MP: Tu parles d'un cruel destin... Et j'ai encore à aller décoller son petit corps plat de sur la marche. Ca m'en donne des frissons :(

Xmichra: LOL! I guess I could see it as some kind of blogging escalation, eh? ;)

swenglishexpat said...

Better a squashed salamander than you slipping on the b***y thing and breaking a leg, missing your appointment! ;-)

Expat Traveler said...

Hey I swear I posted a comment! At any rate, being a murdered and not breaking any laws is the best way to be! ;-)

And I can't wait to see you guys!

By the way, I might be able to text you to tell you when exactly I might be coming. I can't really figure that out until the last minute.. GRR!

CanadianSwiss said...

Swenglish: Yeah, you're right. :)

ET: Happens to me too, sometimes. And don't worry about the train. We're 10 minutes away from the station :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Just think of the heartache that you are putting on Mr and Mrs Salamander when their dear baby doesn't come home for supper. I feel SOOOOO sad. :-(

But buying the sofa makes me happy! :-)

ritadaphné said...

Oh.., le bébé salamandre prenait sans doute un bain de soleil. La petite bête n'aura pas eu le temps de souffrir va! C'est ce qui réconforte...Un peu...!

Hummm,,,trop curieuse,,,la couleur du sofa? la réponse n'est pas obligatoire!!!

CanadianSwiss said...

Ex-S: Poor salamander parents!
They must have given up by now. Looking forward to the new furniture, too :)

Rita: C'est vrai qu'il n'a pas eu le temps de souffrir.

Je poserai une photo du sofa sur le blog une fois qu'il sera livré, mais je peux déjà te dire qu'il sera couleur sable :)

ritadaphné said...

J'adore cette couleur qui me rappelle les plages gorgées de chaleur, alors que dans mon patelin,,,,,,,c'est neige, neige et encore neige! Déprimant!
Merci chère Sandra.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I saw your picture on Ginnie's blog, you all had such a great time together. Happy Easter to you O-X, CS and not forgetting Cap'n Dale!