Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, October 8, 2012

When Good Buddy's Turn Bad

Last night I was washing up, and I had piled the cutlery in the water, including a particularly sharp knife, and I managed to give my finger a good ol' under-water slice with said knife. It was all a bit bloody, but I did get out of finishing the washing up, so it wasn't all bad. Accentuate the positive, and all that.

But a concerning incident took place later on in the evening, when I was lazing on the lounge in front of Big Brother (yes, I still watch it) with E and Buddy. Buddy kind of had a bit of a lick of my band-aided finger, and (sorry this is a bit gross) some of the blood had kind of soaked through a bit. He then started feverishly trying to lick and nibble my finger, after getting a bit of a taste. Yowza. He was doing that weird sniffy crazed thing that vampires do. You know the one. There was a different look in my Buddy's eyes. The distant howl of his ancestors was calling him on the faint October breeze. He was somehow.. altered.

Now I can't blame the guy, I have no doubt that I taste pretty good, but it did get me a bit worried. I remember reading  this Jungle Doctor story when I was a wee bairn, about a little boy who found a leopard cub and brought it home to the village to be his pet. His Dad warned him of the danger, but the kid wouldn't have a bar of it. The motto of the story was 'little leopards become big leopards, and big leopards KILL'. The boy learned his lesson the hard way.

 Buddy has always been a lovable little fella who wouldn't bite you if you stuck your hand down his mouth.  But what if now that he's tasted a few drops of the good stuff he has developed some sort of insatiable thirst? What if he's just biding his time? I feel a bit like Bella Swan. What if he's just waiting for me to trip over a bonsai and sprain my ankle when the rest of the family are out, so he can make his move?  Time will tell..


Deb said...

LOL! Hilarious. I'd be sleeping with one eye open now.

pedro said...

Some pigs just ate a farmer recently...He tripped while feeding them so they ate him.
Watch out mate.

Georgina said...

You are HILARIOUS Ben!