Monday, December 03, 2012

Honey there's a rodent in the house!

 I interrupt your regularly scheduled Christmas project posts to bring you something much more, well entertaining to say the least.

With 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 pony, 3 gold fish and 2 donkeys, oh and 3 kids, there's no denying that I love my animals EXCEPT for those fury little flying rodents called Squirrels. 
All week I have been taunted, teased and out squirreled. You see it all started last Sunday when something jumped from the shelf to the floor. What the ?????
Next morning, hubby and I purchase mouse traps before he heads out of town, hubby not the rodent.
Next day, I open the laundry room door and there he was, just looking at me. If you look closely he is in between the baskets.
Quickly, I call my husband at 6:30 am and tell him "honey, it's not a mouse but a squirrel in the house, come home now".  He suggests that I put our dog Kayla in the room and shut the door since he will not be able to get on a plane and come home to take care of the Squirrel at that exact moment. 
Kayla quickly went to work sniffing out the place. The stuff you see of the floor was knocked down when I attempted to take the broom and "shoo" the squirrel out the window. The laundry belongs to the Squirrel.
So I opened the window, well actually I had my six year old run in and open the window and pop the screen, hoping that the flying rodent would leave and go back to where he came from. What I didn't realize, was that as I left to bring the kids to school that the squirrel could easily invite the rest of this gang inside for breakfast through the open window! After morning drop off, I came back home feeling pretty certain that the squirrel had hit the road. I went into the laundry room and there was no sign of him ( or is it a her?) anywhere. So I began to tidy up the mess I created and do some of the squirrels laundry.
So I was happy, laundry was done and life moved on UNTIL the next night when I was in my office late and heard some scratching like sounds. 
Luckily my husband came home the next day and when I heard the noise again and told him he responded " they are just on the roof, calm down". Calm down nothing! How about I walk into the laundry room the next day and who do you think had lodged himself ( or is it a her?) into the mouse trap. Nope not my kid, but the squirrel.
 Quickly my husband got the trap out and brought it outside, but not before I took a picture with a few "I told you so" remarks.
I say all this to tell you that even though I do not like squirrels, we did let it go back to where it came from, although I wasn't letting my dogs get in the way. 
Hope you have a rodent free fantastic day!
PS- If you know of any Flying Rodent support groups please contact me immediately.
PPS- If you hear some "scratching like sounds" it's probably a squirrel.


Grateful for~
A wonderful weekend with the squirrel out of the house!

22 comments:

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

We had one fall into the chimney once when my kids were little. I don't kno who was more scared, the kids or the squirrel. (Or me...I was afraid he was going to die in there.)

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

You scared Kayla and me, ahahahah
Thought the squirrel had done that ;)... and so did she and has no plans to tide the place since she wasn't the one messing up ;)
We don't have squirrels. Unfortunetly, I tend to think but then a friend has huge problems with them chewing electrics and what not - outdoors.
Glad you had your Manly Man around to shoo the unrequested guest.
Take Care!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

I am sitting here -- LAUGHING my butt off! I'm sorry -- not at your expense but what I am about to do is make my morning peanutbutter sandwiches for our squirrel friends here! We have been doing it forever! lol!!!! It is much funnier in my head : ) lol!!! I am just happy your little friend is not bothering you any more and safe and sound with his friends : ) Sending hugs and so great to see you again...

Becca said...

Oh my gosh, Laura! I would have *fer-eaked!* And, yay, for you guys for letting him go ... I'm sure he learned his lessons and will not be coming back (although, can you really blame him for sneaking into your gorgeous home)?

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I'm laughing my butt off at this post! Two things my little Corgi, Finn, hates...squirrels and moles. He does a pretty good job eliminating both. He earns his keep! and....cute donkey!! Do you have a donkey cart?

becky said...

thanks for the GREAT laugh, I would be just like you. When I was younger we had a mouse filled with decon in our kitchen...it could barley walk but mom had us all standing on kitchen chairs as she batted the practicably dead mouse with the kitchen broom LOL oh the memories of days gone by. Merry Christmas!!

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Ok I giggled the entire post! I had a little incident with a possum in my garage in a carseat last year..not pretty!! ;) Bonnie

Keeping it Cozy said...

Oh, this was hilarious to read! Love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's too funny. We do have them on our house and they better not come in. It is bad enough that they chew on the outside. Darn rodents.

Hilda @ From Overwhelmed To Organized said...

I totally would have freaked out. I am not a fan of outdoor creatures finding their way inside. I don't mind them at all when I'm outside but they don't belong in my house! Glad it all worked out for you :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh-What a fun post! I have had a few encounters myself. xo Diana

Kel kel said...

Yikes, I'm glad that thing is gone. : )

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Your good. I would have had to stay at a hotel. I get dragged down the street when my dog sees a squirrel. So I can't imagine one in the house. Thank goodness it's out of you home. Happy Holidays.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

That was so funny to read, although I am sure it was not funny to you at the time. I love squirrels, although I do not want them inside. Glad the little guy wasn't hurt. Your dog is precious!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Seriously cute - the story, not the squirrel.
Well, actually, I sort like squirrels.
Don't hate me ;)

~ Dana
Cooking at Cafe D

thistlewoodfarm said...

LOL! Laura.....I LOVE this post! You totally made me smile! I'm glad the squirrel went on its way after you finished it's laundry! :)

blessings,
karianne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Squirrels and deer ... they are so cute ... but they are pests!... The squirrels love to eat away at our gutter guards and make nests and the deer eat everything in sight ... In fact, the gutter cleaning people are coming out to remove our guards and remove those pesky squirrels. One of my neighbors' attic insulation was destroyed by those flying pests!...

Jo Ann said...

Cute story......I love squirrels! You said 'flying rodent' was it a flying squirrel or a tree squirrel? I have a pet flying squirrel...they're really cool. I've also raised and released orphaned tree squirrels. Like I said, I LOVE squirrels! Love your blog, too!

Jo Ann said...

Cute story......I love squirrels! You said 'flying rodent' was it a flying squirrel or a tree squirrel? I have a pet flying squirrel...they're really cool. I've also raised and released orphaned tree squirrels. Like I said, I LOVE squirrels! Love your blog, too!

Jo Ann said...

Cute story......I love squirrels! You said 'flying rodent' was it a flying squirrel or a tree squirrel? I have a pet flying squirrel...they're really cool. I've also raised and released orphaned tree squirrels. Like I said, I LOVE squirrels! Love your blog, too!

Sheila said...

LOL !!! What a hoot to read. Not so fun for you. I'm sure there are therapy sessions on the web for this ;-)

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