Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a--Raccoon???

Rentman and I have some yappy little dogs. Five of them. I know, I know...what were we thinking? We just love dogs! Little yappy ones! Well, little ones anyway! They're so much fun and very entertaining--especially when they aren't yapping!

Last night the 2 Poms started barking and it was an unusual, urgent bark. I was in the kitchen cleaning up after supper and asked Rentman if he would check and see what they were barking at. Of course, he looked at me {from his horizontal position in the recliner} and said, "They always bark" in such a "matter-of-fact" tone. I said that something was wrong! They must have heard a noise in the backyard and that I would go see what it was. Nevermind that I'm just "the lady of the house" and there was no telling what really WAS outside.

So, I turned on all the lights I could find--I'm not skeered--and walked outside to see if I could see anything. Oh--I saw something alright--and it saw me, too!

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It was just laying on the courtyard wall looking at me as if to say "What the heck have I gotten myself into?


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"I was just looking for something to eat for supper! Geez! Nobody told me there were all these dogs here that would like to eat me!!!


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"Maybe if I close my eyes this will have just been a dream and I will wake up and everything will be peaceful...


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"Er...it might help if I turn around where that lady can't see me...


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"Oops--the "man of the house" has gotten involved now. What the heck does he have in his hand? Hey, wait a minute! Watch where you point that thing!


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"Okay, now what am I supposed to do? I looked and it's a long way down to the ground from up here!


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"But I'm not too sure what that stick is capable of doing--so let's see what I can do to make it to the bottom so I can get to safety.


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"Thank goodness this bush is here. If it will just hold me while I TRY to climb down it!


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"This would be sooooo much easier if that lady would quit taking pictures! I keep getting blinded by the light!


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"See, I'm not so bad after all--who could resist this cute little face?


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"Okay, okay! I'm outta here--obviously, these people are not feeling the "Thanksgiving Spirit" around here. I wonder what the people down the road are doing? I just hope they don't have dogs. Especially--YAPPY LITTLE DOGS! Whew! That was a close call!"

1 comment:

The Garden Bell said...

I just noticed you signed on to follow me. Thanks....

I just love racoons. These are great shots.... Too cute.

Hope you don't mind if I follow here toooooo.....