Thursday, May 30, 2013

Critter Crazy

We accept responsibilty for the destruction taking place in our neighborhood. Tonight neighbors to the side and also the back of us pointed the finger of blame.

The woman behind us called us to the back fence and said, "I want to tell you what they found in my car. Remember I told you my granddaughter threw up in the back seat last month? The smell was getting worse, so I took the car in and asked them to check the cabin filter and guess what they found? YOUR mice! Four of them."

Bill asked, "How do you know they were ours?"

"The mechanic said they have a stash of bird seed in there, and you were complaining that you found a stash of bird seed hulls in your shed. So, they were your mice!"

We all had a loud and boisterous laugh which attracted the attention of our Bosnian neighbors who speak little English and were in their large garden looking for a culprit. We tried to relay the message about the mice, but they weren't understanding, so I drew a picture of a mouse and pointed to the car engine. They said, "Oh no! Rabbit."

We said, "NO rabbit. Mouse."

The neighbor said, "No mouse. Rabbit. Your rabbit!"

A baby bunny so small it would fit in the palm of our hand was happily munching at the lettuce buffet in our neighbor's garden. It came under our fence.
Again we all had a good laugh. The critters in our neighborhood have the life of Riley. I haven't mentioned the mocking birds. Bill has them almost trained to get their hard boiled egg yolk each morning. They wait for him on the patio table.

Rain-rain go away! More storms predicted tomorrow.

10 comments:

Sioux said...

Well, at least Bill has some chicks that are excited to see him...

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I didn't know birds liked egg yolks. Hmmmm. Do just mocking birds like them or what?

I see your neck of the woods has critters, too. Can I send our squirrels over to you? Susan

Daisy said...

Cute story about the critters where you live. We have lots of rabbits, but we have even more squirrels. The baby rabbits are the cutest.

Joanne Noragon said...

Once visiting my friend in Wisconsin we watched baby ground hogs play under my car all week. Morning to leave, car won't start. They ate through the electrical cable.

Bookie said...

We have had rabbits for years until neighbors got cats! We are seeing one brown bunny now again this spring. Hope she makes it!

Rain. Yes, weather is horrid, but at least no more tornados here and golf ball hail that they feared.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

One of my neighbors finally evicted the resident groundhog. Those critters are super destructive. Maybe my garden will have a fighting chance this year!

Val said...

Well! Apparently, you are the reason we can't have sweet-smelling automobiles, fresh lettuce, and deviled eggs. Let's hope the mocking birds are satisfied with their cannibalistic treat, and don't start mocking us.

Debora said...

Troublemakers! LOL! My neighbors have several bird feeders. We have a creek nearby and apparently the RATS come up from the creek for their Friday night smorgasbord next door. So if you see a long slithery tail under the woodpile, you might wanna reconsider the birdfeeders. Just sayin...

Debora said...

Troublemakers! LOL! My neighbors have several bird feeders. We have a creek nearby and apparently the RATS come up from the creek for their Friday night smorgasbord next door. So if you see a long slithery tail under the woodpile, you might wanna reconsider the birdfeeders. Just sayin...

K9friend said...

It's fun to see the critters frolicking in the yard, until they start destroying things. Then, not so much.

Pat
Critter Alley