Friday, April 14, 2006

First Cows Then Squirrels

A while back Annie called me with a question about cows. Seems that some cattle had escaped their pasture and moved to Annie and Jason's lawn. Will they hurt me?, she asked. How do I know which one is male or female? I saw one licking a calf. Do the females have horns? Having been to the Houston Rodeo a couple of times and growing up in a mostly rural area, I thought it was funny that she had forgotten all about cattle.I'm not a livestock fan either, too much smell and droppings for me. I told Amanda about the call and of course she had to turn it into a family joke. She even emailed her a picture of a cow. Poor Annie...

So yesterday she called me. First thing she said was Mom, dont laugh but...So what is the first thing anyone is going to do when someone says that? Laugh. She tells me that there is a squirrel in her garage and that she had just called Jason to come home from work to get rid of it. More laughter bordering on hysterical laughter. She said it was near the side where they had stored the baby's crib. She was afraid it would get into the house. She said that when Jason
got there she was going to make him stay so that she could take a shower since she was afraid to take one in case the squirrel came into the house. Finally Jason got home. He was laughing too. I can just see the office jokes now! Poor Annie. Jason did manage to get not one but two of the little rodents out of the garage, thus saving the damsel in distress. Now they have to get someone to fix the hole that the squirrels were using to get in and out.

Well, what can you expect? The squirrels were just looking for some nuts. Annie and Jason apparently fit the bill!

Well I guess tomorrow Annie will call me about the clowns. She doesn't like clowns either. Snakes dont bother her.

Wish I could have seen all of this going on. Reminds me of the old Dick Van Dyke show. "Oh, Rob!"

7 comments:

Annie said...

thanks mom....
it really was kinda funny now that they are gone...

annieskyman said...

i spoke too soon, i just heard them in the roof again.....
damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr.John said...

It was good he got them out. When I was little a brough a chipmunk in the house and it got loose. It dies in the heating pipe. What a horrible odor. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

RainStorm1212 said...

"Well, what can you expect? The squirrels were just looking for some nuts. Annie and Jason apparently fit the bill!"

LOL!

I don't like squirrels either. They look like giant, mutated rats.lol

S said...

I'll trade your squirrels for our rats!

Trinity13 said...

I like squirrels...as long as they stay outside! I prob would have freaked out as well! :-)

S said...

Happy belated anniversary!