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!

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

"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!!!

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

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

"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!

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

"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.

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

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

DSC_3227-closeup of raccoon
"See, I'm not so bad after all--who could resist this cute little face?

"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:

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

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