February 4th 2011 2:20 pm
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There is something living in the Love Shack birdhouse, I just know it. I can smell whatever is living up there and am fairly certain little pink pointy noses are not birds.
This morning I sat on the deck bench right under the Magnolia tree with the Love Shack birdhouse in it. I stood on my hind legs and sniffed and sniffed and sniffed until my legs shook from holding my weight.
I didn't care that it was raining. I sniffed and sniffed and sniffed some more.
I jumped down and sniffed under the deck that I could stick my nose under. I sniffed all around that tree. I sniffed by the fence and around the corner of the house. Still my nose led me back to the bench under the tree. I stood back up and sniffed a big snout full of sniffs.
My whiskers curved toward the front of my nose with the power of my sniffing. It kept raining on me but I didn't care. I just kept sniffing and sniffing and sniffing some more.
Looking and sniffing. Sniffing and looking.
Finally I headed back to th warmth and dry of the house, but took up guard on the back of the couch. I tried sniffing, but inside are different sniff smells. I did lots of looking. Looking and looking.
Yep - I knew it. That Love Shack birdhouse started swinging a bit other than in the breeze. Out popped a sharp nose and a beady eye. Little claws making their way out of the Love Shack birdhouse front door.
I barked my alarm that reaches the highest notes humans can still hear and not have their brains explode like crystal does on tv. The other dogs came running at full alarm bark mode intended to scare off all intruders. Be they no footed, blue footed, 2 footed or 4 footed.
That rat in the Love Shack birdhouse sauntered out and climbed down the tree as we howled to be let out. To fight our battle outside against the intruder. To do what Papillons do best and worry the little dickens to death with our smarts, skills and tenacity.
Who am I kidding - we'd have ripped that party crasher a new one.
Last we saw it was headed to the neighbors yard. Mom revoked window viewing rights and closed the blinds on us.
Later we went outside with her while she took the Love Shack birdhouse down from the tree and threw it away. Said tempting the devil is one thing - darn right baiting the minions under his control w/ a rat house hanging just out of reach was another.
Does anypup know what a "minion" is? I didn't think the way it came out of Mom's mouth sounded as funny as she thought.
Pepper Power Out.
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I don't know what a minion is - I think that is something people put in foods or something. I woulda loved to give that rat a couple good shakes!