Last night I was leaving the Mansion's downstairs office via the Gift Shop and, as I exited the door, just happened to look up.
In the seven years I've been there, I've never looked in this one particular spot.
Directly over the door is a wood sign hanging by a metal chain at each corner that reads "Culbertson Mansion Dry Goods Gift Shop." When I looked up, I was looking at the back of that sign.
And I saw something furry. Very furry.
I thought, "What the hell is that? Is that some sort of cocoon? Is it a large Woolly Worm?" And that's when I noticed the little toes...
...hanging on the top edge of the sign.
I'm amazed he's been there that long. Especially with all the traffic and noise that occurs underneath that sign every day.
Oh well, he's cute. I hope he stays. Perhaps he's a good omen for this season.