I knew Visa would take the charge off my account, so I wasn't really worried about that part. The bigger problem was trying to figure out which things were connected to that card, and which were connected to my other Visa card. You see, I hadn't kept a list. The idea had never crossed my mind. That lapse meant I spent several hours sorting things out instead of the ten minutes it would have taken had I been more diligent. So please learn from my mistake and jot down what charges and accounts are connected to your credit card. Credit card fraud is rampant and it is highly likely you will deal with it at some point.
The next scenario is probably unlikely to happen to you. For the past two days our neighbourhood has been inundated by a huge flock of birds. (I think they are house finches, but I'm not 100% sure.) There are at least a hundred of them, swirling and swooping in a winged mass over the area. The birds are an impressive sight, as are the digested remains of mountain ash berries they have left from one end of Juniper Ridge to the other.
|The digested berries are everywhere - the ground, the back deck, and the railing|
When I took Fergus out to the backyard yesterday and saw the little orange plops decorating the snow I was puzzled at first, wondering what they could be. Then the motion of the birds moving over a nearby tree caught my eye. The moment I realized what had happened was the same moment Fergus snarfed up one of the digested berries. I'm sure mountain ash berries are not good for dogs, but that's the thing about dogs. They don't seem to understand the subtleties of food verses non-food. If they did they wouldn't eat things like slippers and plastic wrap.
I think it is safe to say this final thing would never happen to you in a million years.
There are, after all, some things that can only happen at the Hammond house.