Emma amused me one night being both interested in and afraid of a toad. She would sniff it, it would jump forward, she would jump back and then step forward to sniff it again. This repeated all across the yard.
|What is this? FYI Phod likes to pee on the big cones|
|Lee checking out where the frogs use to live|
Our biggest adventure happened on Thursday. Wednesday night we had to close the windows because it smelt like skunk outside. Thursday morning the dogs and I went out (and they were off leash) and it was skunky. They did their business, we came in and ate, and went for our walk. As I was walking down the driveway with the 3 dogs on leash I spotted it. The skunk. He/She had decided to come into our yard and die beside the driveway. I was able to keep the dogs away from it during our walk. I came back in, woke up the Man and told him we had skunk removal to do.
Now, I am not really a country girl as far as dealing with dead things go. I knew I wouldn't be too much help, but I tried. I tried to hold the bag and not throw up while man scooped the skunk into the bag. I am proud to say I didn't scream. Fortunately it was garbage day so the poor skunk was sent off to the landfill. Since it's removal, the dogs have all been very interested in the spot where it died.
We had a good laugh about this dead skunk as we asked "what is with us and skunks?" As some may remember last summer (see July 17, 2012 post if you like), we had our house up for sale. A mother skunk and 2 babies moved under our front stairs where mom died. We had to do live traps to catch the babies. It cost us a lot and I am sure turned off perspective buyers.
Those were our adventures last week, let's see what this week brings!
Note: We are getting close to our 100th blog post. We will have a little celebration for this. Stay tuned!