Bugs As 400 Pounds Of Fury

A razorback is a feral pig.

Those of you not from around here probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about this.  We locals know well, better than I certainly want to, that the razorback pig is the mascot of various University of Arkansas sports teams.

Wikipedia claims that in 2008, an estimated four million feral hogs caused around $800 million property damage.  The cite for this is a New York Times article the title of which mentions “400 pounds of fury.”

Here’s a clip describing a movie apparently made in 1984:  “A wild, vicious pig terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed . . .”  Don’t think I’ll be ordering that one up on Netflicks.

Goodsearch tells me a razorback is also some kind of equipment you can mount on a sniper rifle.  More about this I really don’t want to know.

Can’t you just picture the computer that designs my algorithm?  ::scratching its hard-drive::  “This chick likes wild pigs, leopard rugs, and rifles?  Check!  Stuff about safaris, on its way!”

Before dawn this morning, yet again, Bugs started making claw-launch gestures.  I fended him off with my Cesar pointing thing and then, when he persisted, with indications toward the squirt-bottle (sorry Jackson).  So I’m still fine over here –

– but, just so you know, in between episodes I had a dream that Bugs was a little cat-sized razorback.  A feral baby-killer rifle-app.

Bugs is glued to OutTV at the moment, meditating on two little bunnies in the front yard.  Here’s the attitude I don’t think is happening:

“Gosh, Mom.  I’m so sorry.  I don’t know what came over me.”

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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10 Responses to Bugs As 400 Pounds Of Fury

  1. Wazeau says:

    Razorback Bugs? What a scary thought!

  2. lifewith4cats says:

    Im picturing the Old Yeller movies. A hoard of wild hogs surrounds the younger brother Arlis in the show. Thats about all the pig lore I know. Didnt Old Yeller take place somewhere near your neck of the woods?

    • nadbugs says:

      I need to find that out, Sara! Growing up, Old Yeller was one of my most favorite books of all time. I remember weeping bitter tears at the end. It felt good, in an awful sort of way. But I don’t remember the pigs at all. What a scary idea, to be surrounded by wild pigs!

      • lifewith4cats says:

        It might be in the second book. It was so long ago, I can’t recall. The first one was so sad. The second one is happy. Did you have a real dream of bugs/hog? or was it a day dream?

        • nadbugs says:

          I didn’t know there was a second (happy) book. That’s something to look forward to — I’ll try to remember looking @ library, thanks for that. The dream? All too real. I’m taking this whole Bugs experience as an opportunity to really look at how much fear I carry with me. It’s so ingrained, most times I’m not aware. Awareness is crucial, I know this. And then, beyond that, part of the message of the Incognito book is the importance of getting the inside experience out there, into the light of day, to be received and “checked” by our fellow species-mates. So I’m trying to strike the balance between truthtelling (as noted over @ your place) and consideration for those who are reading. Don’t want to make too much light of this — it’s an opportunity for companionship and healthy exposure. Don’t want to make too much heavy of this — it’s off-putting and baffling, and it merely reinforces instead of reveals.

  3. Melanie says:

    Razorbacks are scary! A cat sized razorback is even more scary for some reason. And I think you’re right…Bugs isn’t thinking repentant thoughts!

    • nadbugs says:

      It’s true, isn’t it! I was very afraid in my dream. Kind of like the ferocity was concentrated in a smaller package. Honestly? “Repentant” is just not a word I can imagine being associated with M. Bugs.

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