I like to think I am fond of animals. I am actually pretty tolerant of all animals. I can co-exist with rattlesnake, providing they don’t want to live on our property. Until rattlesnakes want to start making the mortgage payments they need to find another place to live.

Working outside of Tucson , I encountered a Gila monster living on my construction site. We got along just fine.

I’m finding myself starting to dislike an animal. I think I have developed a problem with a groundhog. Not all groundhogs, just the one from Pennsylvania . The one that controls winter.