Got caught again this year (2012). TomTom came through early Sunday morning and said “Dad, Flaky died!” Flaky: Original name for his snaky – an American corn snake.
I said “NO! What happened?”
“April fool, Dad!! – and happy birthday”.
OK, I said grabbing him and tickling the blighter.
The first time I got caught on my birthday was a lifetime ago in Harrismith.