in the country often gives you a different
outlook on wildlife.
The following stories are funny but true!
The Night Our
Cat Wore a Mask
For several weeks the
container we keep the cat food in
had been turned over and cat food strewn
I would go out the next morning and give a
stern lecture to our hoodlum youngster cat.
She is always in to
something she isn't supposed to be
and naturally she got the blame for this as
After lecturing her I snapped the lid down
That night sitting at the
computer it sounded as though
something or someone was tearing the front
I grabbed my trusty flashlight and shined it
through the window.
Little Bit, (that is the
hoodlum cat's name) turned her head
and stared at me. I said, "Good
grief Little Bit, what have you been into now?"
She had something all over her face.
She raised up on her back
legs and stuck her face up to the window.
That is when I got the shock and thrill of
young raccoon who had decided to join the
For several nights I left
extra food out and then came to my senses.
Although they and the skunks are very cute
they do not need to be encouraged to hang
I love seeing them and
knowing that the wildlife
has finally made a comeback to our area, BUT..
They are a dangerous source
of rabies and other diseases
and should not be encouraged or tempted to eat
from your pets food bowls.
Could Have Been Disastrous
What started very serious
turned out quite funny
when my parents had a house
Fortunately there wasn't much damage
and as the story unfolds it is hilarious.
First the phone.
During my last visit with my parents
there was a phone purchased and installed that
speed dial on it. I thought this would
convenient for Dad since his eyes aren't as
good as Mom's.
I set up the numbers for them in the right
ambulance, fire and police then put all of the
on the speed dial buttons on the keypad.
This past week their fuse box shorted out and
Mom told Dad she could smell
smoke and he promptly assured her
that she was smelling smoke on his clothes
because he had been in town
and where he was they had done something that
He was also smoking his cigar so he informed
her that she was
smelling his clothes and the cigar.
Mom finished the dishes and
walked into the bedroom to find it filled with
She immediately rushed into the kitchen and
said. "Ace the house is on fire,
call the fire department. All you have
to do is punch 2."
Dad rushes to the phone and
punches the 2 on keypad.
The phone rings and a lady answers the phone
and Dad tells her
to come to their house that the house is on
She states, "I can't right now, I'm
Well, my Father is famous
for his short fuse and needless to say
that statement burned it right to the end.
I can't repeat all that he told this woman
before he hung up.
He then hit 2 again, my
sister in law answers the phone
and Mom comes through the house and Dad tells
an astonished look on his face that Diane is
on the phone
and what the woman said when he called the
Mom promptly tells him,
"Well, hang up the damn phone
and call the police department, they will get
the fire department up here."
By this time Dad is about to
explode and he calls the local police
department and tells them to go across the
street and "get those
lazy b_ __tards off their butts and up here.
They told me they
couldn't come because they were eating
In just a few minutes the
police and fire are there and the
fire is out. Dad was not very polite to
the fire personnel
due to being told they couldn't come right now
because they were eating
Turns out that Dad had
punched my brothers speed dial number of 2
instead of the emergency section 2 and my
sister in law thought
he was joking around and promptly told him she
couldn't come because
she was eating breakfast.
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