Sunday, 21 August 2016

Twas a busy night!

That was a busy night. Don't tell my Reptile & Amphibians group. Around 10 p.m. Dorah roared in the cat door, and I knew she'd brought something in. It was a red-belly snake. It wasn't amused, she dropped it on the floor in the hallway. Annie was watching quite keenly. I put it out in the garden.

Then, 3 a.m., Annie was roaring around the bed. She'd brought in George mouse, and was chasing it in circles. I slept through it. Hubby fetched the butterfly net, cornered it, and took George outside! He remembered the garage door, and closed it so we wouldn't have a repeat of Butch Raccoon in there.
Then, 3:00 a.m., Annabelle was roaring around in circles on the bed. I didn't wake up. Hubby told her to settle down, until she kept ramping it up. He realized that she'd brought George mouse to bed. Outside he goes, to fetch the butterfly net. George was in the corner, behind the door.




Today, Sunday, it is pouring rain. I should have checked the eavestrough! Sigh. Later...
Meantime, in our drought, the birds have been bathing in the birdbath, as well as the water fountain.


Hubby watering the garden for me.
 

12 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

That's the great thing about cats, they like to share.

Olga Hebert said...

That's the great thing about cats, they like to share.

Nancy J said...

Definitely a warm summer's day , for Mr J to be out there with a hose. Birds do love a bath, no matter where, and all your fountains and baths are so good, perfect photo shoot places.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...wouldn't be so casual around an Aussie red belly... I love that nature finds its way inside your place. Than again, I'm not the one being woken at all hours!!! YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

We name our critters too. Buster is any garter snake we see, Butch was a turtle, Bert is our male barn swallow. Looks like we like the letter B. - Margy

Red said...

Oh, I would not have those mice in my house. Sorry but I don't like mice!

Out To Pasture said...

What a deluxe water fountain you have there, Jennifer. Your birds are well served. Sorry about your spoiled night's sleep but glad the prisoners were released.

jandi said...

Our pets also wake us at all hours... Thankfully our cats don't bring us any presents...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would not want a snake brought home as a present. It is a neat looking snake. Love the butterflies and birds.

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

William Kendall said...

The birds must love having a bath in the heat. Much better today.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my what wild nights you two have (amazing you can sleep through some of it). The mouse is pretty darn cute.

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

As fontes são poéticas, sempre dão imensa beleza e delicadeza.