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Friday, August 10, 2012

Holiday Excitement

So things were going great through our holidays.  I had some late menopausal nights which usually kept me up anywhere from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Since it was so hot the hounds....okay....Fred,  hadn't gotten into any trouble or crud.  They just slept....a lot.  It was great.  Then the one night I was up, Fred and Gloria got up with me and wanted out about 4:30 a.m. to go potty.  Gloria goes on her own but I always have to leash Fred or he won't come back in. duh!
Gloria does her thing and I look over and I think she's eating grass,(remember it's 4:30 a.m. so it's dark)  so I holler at her, she stops, goes to the back door and waits.  Fred does his thing and goes to where Gloria was "eating grass".  I figure she must have peed there and he is going to pee there too.

Now before I go on I have to explain a little "quirk" that Freddie has. Before he comes in the house.......every single time, he has to grab something as he's going to the door and it drives us nuts!  Usually it's a rock, but it could be any old piece of crud and he won't let it go until we get him in the house and bribe him with something.

Okay, back to my story. So Fred walks over, sniffs where Gloria was and all of a sudden snatches something in his mouth.  I figure it's a rock or hunk of mulch so I grab his snout and it goes something like this........

"Oh, Fred!  What have you got now? Give it......aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!"

I can barely see from the porch light a little leg sticking out of his mouth.  Well, I would like to say I calmly tried get Fred to drop what he had, but I didn't.  I lost it.  I freaked out! I couldn't get him to drop it, so I ran in the house with him holding "the critter" and me screaming at the top of my lungs, "Steve, Steve!  Fred's got something! Fred's got something!  Ahhhhhh!!"

My poor hubby comes running out of the bedroom, looks at Fred where in the kitchen light  we can now see a tail and legs hanging out of his mouth, gets a piece of cheese and bribes him.  He drops it.  It's a dead mouse!  By now I am hysterical screaming, "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" (Now when I look back, it's a little embarrassing)

My husband calmly scoops the mouse into a bag and takes it out to the garbage, goes to the bathroom and goes back to bed.  I take the hounds into bed and they fall fast asleep, but I just lay there staring at the ceiling thinking, "S@#t! Why didn't I get pictures!!"

So for this post you'll have to settle for some pictures I took of the crime scene the next day.

Warning: Some people may find these photos disturbing!





I'm happy to say that was the most excitement we had during our holidays!

Happy 11th Birthday Sugar!!

48 comments:

  1. Lol! My cats used to come in with a busy mouth, and making strange noses, not a mow, rather a grumpnomgrump. Then I knew they were bringing a live mouse in to pay ith onside. Argh.
    The supply of mouse seems to have diminished, as the population of neighbor cats grew, so this rarely happens now.

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  2. Yep I sort of do that with voles. But I don't eat them, jut crunch on them and move on to find the next one. The crime scene photo were great.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. Hahaha! I LOVE your crime scene photos, though I think you really ought to have some tape around the area to preserve the scene. Welcome back. :)

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  4. Oh dear, these things do happen. My Zoe found a live mouse once at the dog park and poked it to death with her paw. :\

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  5. Haha, that is a lot of excitment for 4.30 am, yawn. At least it was dead, our cat was forever bringing me half dead mice to try and teach me to kill them. He must have been thinking 'you are the stupidest b*tch who ever lived!'
    Lynne x

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  6. Oh Fred - what a thing to do to your Mum! Good crime scene picture - probably better than seeing the actual mouse :-) woofs and licks from Magic xx

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  7. Eeeek I would have screamed too! I like the crime scene recreation, reality would be too much for me.


    urban hounds

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  8. LOL I can just imagine. Don't blame you for getting a little excited. I love the reenactment. But maybe next time you could try video? teehee

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  9. Sorry we are laughing so hard and to top it all your forgot to take pix. HOL funny. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. oh my god i feel sick ive just laughed so much, that was one fab story LOL!!!! i wish i had been your neighbour that night i bet they thought a bunch of cats were fighting LOL!!!!!!! i was sure you were gonna say he had hold of a poo and you grabbed it and got a shitty hand LOL!!!!!!!!! oh i missed you guys while you were on hols, glad your back xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. just had to read it again and p*ssed myself laughing all over again at you screaming oh my god oh my god LOL!!!!!!!!!! you are brilliant!!! xxx

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  12. Well......I sure hope they both got some good jucies out of it! BOL!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  13. LMAO! I think your reenactment is pretty darn good and the drawing is spot on!

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  14. LMAO!! Oh my god, I just laughed so hard. That's HILARIOUS!

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  15. OMG I would have COMPLETELY lost my mind! OMG! OMG!!!! This was fantastic though!! Loved seeing the "dead mouse" lol....
    Dakota does what Freddie does when he pees, he HAS to bring something back in with him. i am praying he doesn't try the same trick!

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  16. I LOVE the PICTURES of the Event!! This is HILARIOUS

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  17. Oh my...Thumper wants to know if Fred can come visit. They can chase mice and moles and kill them. :)

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  18. Maybe Fred is part cat?? Very nice crime scene pictures!

    Your pal, Pip

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  19. I'd rather have the dead mouse carried in the house....than have my guys roll in it! The cleanup is a lot easier that way!

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  20. OMD....Well, at least it was deaded. It might of got up and started running through the house.

    Now this sounds like Fred is taking lessons from Puddles and your Mom is taking lessons from Puddles' Mom! BWHahahahahahahhaahah

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  21. LMAO....this was priceless and leave it to a blogger to think "why didn't I take pictures!!" This would be a great episode of CSI :) thanks for the giggles this a.m.

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  22. Great story! Love the drawing of the mouse!

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  23. Unforgettable.... that's what you are... Unforgettable... that's how the mouse was...

    LOL. I was too excited to see the pictures then I end up seeing the stick figure of the mouse... OMD, that was epic!

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  24. You're as bad as my Mum, it's all about getting the picture!! Love how creative you are to draw one afterwards - funny!! Some good Mischief Freddie :)

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  25. Great story and great picture of the mouse! It made me laugh! Glad you are back and that you had a great vacation!

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  26. That picture is HYSTERICAL! I loved it! Seeing beautiful in knowing that it's not the real thing laying there. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the See Beautiful blog hop. We're happy to be your newest followers, so we're seeing beautiful in finding you too.

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  27. *Looks at crime scene and shivers*

    Cheese is way tastier than mice!

    Hugs,

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  28. LOL....I would have done the same thing. We had a mouse in the RV and I opened the cupboard were the trash is, there was the mouse. Needless to say that was the first time my hubs has heard me squeal like a girl.
    I joined the bloghop with beautiful pictures of a waterfall from my other blog this time.

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  29. Hehehe, oh Fred, you are a crack up. What a great trick to brighten everyones day (er, night). Mmmm, must try it sometime. It reminded Mum of when our angel brother Oscar had a rat in his mouth. She kinda freaked too. Must be the Men oh Paws thingy too! See ya mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  30. Haha the pictures were awesome!
    Nola

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  31. I'm laughing myself to death over this post. I too "lose it" when the kids get hold of a critter. I don't know why I get all loud and dramatic, but I do. Casper tried to bring his latest "catch" in the house a couple mornings ago. Luckily, I wasn't up (I too keep menopausal sleep hours), so my husband just disposed of the poor bunny without me screaming, "Oh my god, oh my god," in the background. I think he's hoping that the kids restrict their hunting hours to when I'm asleep.

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  32. Years ago, I was walking my first two (and my only planned two - two arms, two dogs; natch - HA) when Emma, the sight Beagle mix hunter, started playing with a live mouse with our neighbor's dog, Dakota. The mistake I made was saying her name in an ominous tone: "Emma, drop it." Oh, sure - more like Fred, she swallowed it WHOLE AND ALIVE - I saw the tail slip through her teeth like spaghetti. I thought I was going to hurl. We scurried home, I called my vet - after they stopped laughing, they said to watch her for constipation or other signs. Of course, she was fine; this is the Beagle mix who ate her crate bed, vomited some at the vet's to where I had taken after she wouldn't eat (and Emma NEVER not ate) and then pooped green foam for 3 days - she spared herself and me exploratory surgery. Poor Steve....what a rude awakening.

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  33. Woof! Woof! Its CUTE ... Lots of Golden Thanks for the Barkday Wishes. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  34. Oh my Dogness, I can't quit laughing..the tears are rolling down my face!!! So far, Winston hasn't brought a critter in the house but he did nail a squirrel last Winter, after breaking the leash when hubby had him out for a walk. I was freaked but hubby took the camera out to take Photos!! Ewwwwwww!

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  35. Ewwwwwww!!! a dead critter!!!! Yuck!!!!!

    Well, now I really think I was luckier than you. What I encountered yesterday was a LIVE monitor lizard, not a dead mouse!!! I would have screamed my lungs out too!

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  36. Okay I am laughing hysterically!! The pictures in my head are nothing to your reenactment of the event ;)

    Yes still laughing and probably will the rest of the night every time I think about your adventure :)

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  37. OK... your mouse photo has completely traumatized me.

    BOL!

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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  38. LOLOLOL! Love your crime scene photos. And I really love the fact that you admit to not being quite so calm, cool and collected as we'd all like to imagine ourselves. ;)

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  39. Your crime scene illustrations are hilarious! So is your story. I would've freaked out too!

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  40. This is so funny. Thank you for giving us such a good laugh. Sorry that it freaked you out, and you were very brave to admit to the crazy behaivor. Now if I can just get the silly grin off My Vickies face.

    Um...The artwork is well, better than I could have done.
    Bert

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  41. That is a hilarious story! Poor mousy, what a hunter!

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  42. Hi!
    Bert has niminated this post for 'Share It Sunday' at the end of this week. Please pop over and let me know if I can have you as our guest blog.
    Best wishes Molly

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  43. It's amazing what dogs find out in the yard and want to bring back in. I haven't had any mouse gifts yet though. Ewww! Hehehehe at your drawing!

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  44. I'm back and what a good read you provided! There is nothing better than a true story though I do feel so very sad for the mouse. I bet that neither of your two darlings had anything to do with his/her demise. Scared to death? More than likely.

    Now I would have been freaking out just you like you, enough to wake the neighborhood who surely would have thought murder was happening and maybe call 911.

    Don't you love that Fred just had to pick the mouse up and bring it inside? And what pray tell would have happened had you not seen this?

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  45. BOL!!!! That is so funny! My mom is the same way, after something like that she is wide awake while the rest of the household is fast asleep!! I loved the crime photos!!!

    ~Higgins

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  46. This is too funny. I once saw a dead mouse on my trails and my person refused to take a picture of it. She drew one instead. I still get hits on my blog from people who found that drawing in a search.

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  47. Your dogs are so adorable! They seem like such characters from your posts! :)

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