Monday, May 9, 2016

I Bought a Falcon at the Grocery Store

A couple of weeks ago I was a victim to the impulse buy at the store.  I was at the grocery store.  Of all places!  And they had peregrine falcons.  Of course my garden needed a falcon.

My grocery list most certainly did not contain the phrase "peregrine falcon" in between the tortillas and the almond milk. 

As tempting as it was to buckle him into the passenger seat and call him Fred on the way home, I bagged him and stuck him in the trunk instead.  Just as well, because he might've tried to control the radio.  Now he has a prominent spot in the garden where his job is to scare away rabbits and groundhogs.

I'm not sure how good Fred is at his job.  I hope he's on his game.

Readers, have you had any impulse buys at the grocery store lately?

20 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

Fred has a tough job. I know my rabbits are way too dumb to notice what the heck is going on. My impulse buys are in the ice creme isle.

Tom said...

I hope that he doesn't fly away!

Harry Flashman said...

I like the falcon. I bought three fifty caliber ammo cans on our last grocery shopping trip.

camp and cottage living said...

You sure tricked me Lisa. I was wondering what kind of a grocery store you were shopping at!
I hope your Falcon does his job well for you.

Lin said...

Oh, I have a blue heron to keep away the herons from my pond. But, now I see that I need something to scare away the darn ducks. I have two poopy ducks coming each day and Owen and Hobbes are not doing their job to keep them at bay.

So, what is the falcon's name?

Out on the prairie said...

I do every time, I rarely make a list

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Awwww, Fred would have liked to ride up front with you. :-) I think he'll do a fine job. All he has to do is sit there. If I have impulse buys at the grocery store, it's usually because I've made the mistake of shopping while hungry and end up buying junk food. :-(

Sally said...

hahaha I had to read it twice. Good old Fred!

xoxo

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think he's cute; I hope he works out well for you. My impulses are usually in the food section. :)

PioneerPreppy said...

Once when my ex-wife, who was a complete animal lover, pissed me off I bought 20 duckling chicks and had them delivered to her office as a gift.

She didn't use her bathroom tub for a week until she found homes for all of them :)

Vera said...

It took a while to realise that it was not a real bird, but it is late and I am tired and that is my excuse for being slow on the uptake!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love this story! We have an owl that does the same job!
love
tweedles

Monkeywrangler said...

Be sure to move him around your garden daily so they think he is real.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hope he works. I think it was smart purchase for your garden!

alissa apel said...

That's Mica's favorite animal. It is pretty. I hope it helped keep the pests away.

Michelle said...

There is always something that ends up in the basket. However, not as interesting as Fred!

Michael Manning said...

At the grocery and amazon and eBay. I confess! The grocery was the most harmless--spearmint chewing gum in the checkout line. I came close to purchasing the Vanity Fair mag with Meryl Streep on the cover--an old flame (in my dreams)! :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Hah! I named our groundhog Fred! I hope it helps! :-)

Linda said...

Our grocery store does not carry birds of prey.

indah nuria Savitri said...

Fred looks super cool. I bet he's doing a great job, Lisa..