Jul 7, 2008

Batty


When I was at my friend Pat's farm, he told me that they sometimes get bats in the house. He lives in a giant old barn converted into the family's living quarters. Yun and I were staying upstairs in the main room. We were having some wine late one night about to go to sleep. I looked up and noticed their was a bat hanging on the wall. Of course I said nothing to Yun. She would have freaked out and then we couldn't have slept in that room. I was too tired to deal with that so I just said nothing. I signaled to Pat and he saw it too and laughed. He told us a story about one cat in particular that he had. The cat was an expert at catching bats. He said when a bat gets in the house it will fly around. He doesn't care but his wife would go nuts. The cat would observe the bat and then pick it's moment and then leap into the air. He'd snag the bat in mid flight and trap him under his paw on the ground. Pat said he never killed them. Just trapped them. Then Pat would scoop them up and release them outside. Too bad for us his latest cat, Jimino, didn't have similar skills. We slept fine and I noticed the bat was gone in the morning.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Batman, Adam West style.

Great story too. We had a bat in our house. I screamed and ran like hell.

Ed Beard

Marcia said...

wonder if Christian Bale will ever be associated with Batman as much as Adam West is?

I like bats. I have them in my belfry.

Tommy Kane said...

Adam West is my Batman. Bats aren't too scary.

ksklein said...

I think I would prefer sleeping wthout a bat too, but I´ve got a bat tattoo on my wrist.

El polaco scalerandi said...

jaja, adam west, is a happy batman, you are a great artist.
el polaco

LitPark said...

What a fabulous collection of drawings and commentaries! I've been so busy working, I haven't had a chance to stop by. But I forgot how your work gives me a much-needed shot of adrenaline.

Tommy Kane said...

I'm a shot giver.

Anonymous said...

i'm still speechless from this -- until of course i was confronted with a bat last nite while we were swimming last night in maryland at my brother's inlaws' house. the little baby bat flew low, close to the water and nearly flew right into my face.

yun

Anonymous said...

i'm still speechless from this -- until of course i was confronted with a bat last nite while we were swimming last night in maryland at my brother's inlaws' house. the little baby bat flew low, close to the water and nearly flew right into my face.

yun

Mark Hill said...

Adam West would be proud!

I always look forward to your drawings of 60's TV icons. I also have a weakness for it since it's what I watched when I was growing up. It can be credited/blamed for who I am today!