If they are hanging out in shallow water without much circulation in the warm months, it can lead to duck itch for swimmers. This is why feeding the mallards in our parks is forbidden in Skaneateles.
Last week I was interested in looking for lemon beagles, then last night I saw a very handsome lemon beagle on TV in a Trifexis commercial. I guess they are not as unusual as I thought my Mr. Lemon was. His real value was affection for me and his generally super disposition. He was a winner everywhere he went as long as you didn’t meow. Actually, I think he had gotten over his distaste for felines after a nice docile meeting with Sluggo in Dr. Bill’s office. They nosed each other for several minutes with tails wagging until Sluggo slunk into the office and flopped down for an afternoon nap. Mr. Lemon offered no challenge to her, as she hangs around with the resident black and white border collies.
I find that I’m still talking to Mr. Lemon from time to time. He never talked back or argued politics with me, so there is really no change on that score.
Joseph Spalding is a long-time Skaneateles resident who enjoys sharing his observations about the Skaneateles lakeshore and community. He can be reached at 685-6937.