Saturday, March 14, 2009

What the ZOO!!

I woke up Thursday morning to a strange noise and after quickly deciding that it must have been a bird outside our window, putting the pillow over my head and falling back to sleep I was awoken again by a loud crashing noise!! I figured my two crazy cats were down stairs chasing each other around the living room and had knocked over a plate I had left on the ottoman and I decided to go ahead and get up. While walking down the stairs I heard the strange screeching noise and again but REALLY loud this time. I stopped on the stairs and the noise also stopped. I called up to Mike who was still in bed because I was afraid an animal had gotten caught in our air conditioning vent or something and he got up and came down stairs. That's when I realized my two cats were staring at something that was under the TV cabinet. My first reaction was "Oh, no! Is there a mouse in our house?" but no, what was staring back at me when I got down on my hands and knees was a SQUIRREL!! Well, Michael came downstairs and we coxed it out a nearby window with a box and a broom and we were flustered all day about how it had gotten into the house.

Well, later that day when I got home from school I walked into the house and saw this...
My cats playing with a snake on the dining room floor!! As surprising as this is, it isn't exactly something new in our home as our little cat Fitz, the one closest to the snake, has been know the bring in snakes in when we leave the windows open. I call her my little jungle cat because she brought two in our house last years, but it is still surprising to see a snake on the floor when you walk into the house! I picked it up and took it back outside. After thinking about what a crazy day of zoo-like proportions I had had we now cut to later that night...

I was sitting on the computer in front of the TV and I hear a strange rustling noise. My first instinct is to look around and see which one of the cats is off in the next room playing with a ball of paper or something but then I become aware of the fact that my two cats are snuggled up to me on the couch! I then proceed to put down the computer and tip-toe to the source of the rustling, which was coming from the kitchen and I was faced with the funniest shock of my life!! I round the corner to the kitchen and to my surprise there is a SQUIRREL sitting on my toaster eating a cookie from the nearby box!!! I was so shocked and humored by the scene that was before my ears that I started laughing because it was so funny and hopping up and down at the same time because there was a squirrel in my house!! That's when it went back to where it came from, and where the first squirrel this morning must have come from, maybe the same squirrel twice?!?! It, or they, had chewed through a framed molding around an outlet that is on the old chimney that we are currently repairing with drywall. It ran back up through its secret hole, and I stuffed a rag in the hole to keep it from coming back until we can get it fixed. This was definitely the craziest animal zoo-like day of my life, HANDS DOWN!!

5 comments:

Dee Ann Carter said...

I still wish you had gotten a picture of the one on your table. And now that I see where they came from it's amazing they didn't chew through your electrical outlet!

Reid, Megan and Jackson said...

That is so funny!! I would freak out if I saw a snake OR a squirrel in my house!!

Michaela said...

MAN! our family would have died! w/all the kids wanting to hold it and such. But pets have learned not to come in our house.....

Trent and Amelia said...

that is such a crazy story. thanks for the laugh :)

the duffsters said...

OMG! I hate snakes!!! CRAZY