Friday, January 18, 2008

It figures...

...that just as I'm trying to leave town, a !#$%^&*! squirrel has fallen down my chimney. This is the second time in five years this has happened. Why, oh why, didn't I pay to have the guy cap my chimney back then? I called the same critter control folks I called last time. Same guy showed up. This time he set a trap. He'll be coming back tomorrow to check it. I'm sure hoping for a successful outcome this time. It was not so successful 4½ years ago; (read: subsequent terrible odor and flies...).

But, mercifully, I won't have to listen to its heart-wrenching efforts to escape, at least for the next couple of days. My cats, on the other hand, will have hours of entertainment....

Hope to blog later today or tomorrow from our lake retreat venue.

'Til then, have a great weekend!
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6 comments:

Ranger Susie said...

Oh dear, that's not fun. Good luck.

Margaret said...

Oh, jeez. Have a great time at the retreat!

Skeincocaine said...

I once had to listen to a creature struggle to get out of a chimney type thingie...listened to the death throes for a couple of days...quite unpleasant...sorry for your situation!

Nikki said...

oh how awful!! At least you get to get away for a few days of fun!

Robin said...

Mary, I spent all weekend with you and didn't know you left such goings-on behind at home. Yep, the cats will be very appreciative for the diversion from missing you!

fireflynights said...

I'm sorry for the squirrel and your problems with him, but your story was delightful. I can just see the cats wishin' and hopin'.