Sunday, October 30, 2011

Better run, better run

There's a song that's been playing on the radio lately, and Molly can't stop singing it:

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet

I'm going to adopt that as my theme song, only I'm changing the lyrics: All the backyard critters that are eatin' my stuff, you'd better run, better run...

Yes, he's back, the king of the backyard. And now he's gone too far.

We got a gift--a big basket of chrysanthemums--and put them out on the deck where we could see them from the sunroom. And that arrogant b*st*rd toddled right on over and started chomping.

Enough is enough.

Okay, I'm not really gonna get a gun, but between the effin' great blue heron eating all our baby koi (see pics below) and Mr. Woody eating the flowers, I've had it.

I'm mad now. Wildlife, beware!

Great blue heron underneath the pond net, eating our fish

Scary great blue heron flies away


  1. MMMMmmmmm Woodchuck!

  2. I laugh heartily at mere hoomans thinking they can outsmart a critter.

    Good luck with that babe.
    Your yard is so yummy to critters that you should have a buffet sign at the entrance.

  3. LOL, thanks for the recipe, whoever you are, 93228. Secret AOL identity? Is that you, Muddy babe?

    Tartlet, maybe you should come down and sit in our backyard and chase the critters away. Since you're so good with bears and all... :D

  4. Cheeky seems almost too kind... *cursing under breath*

  5. Dogs! You need dogs to chase them away.

    Those critters think your place is a buffet.

  6. Yes, probably dogs would help. Our last dog went to Rainbow Bridge about 3 years ago, and Molly has been begging to get one. But life has just been so much easier with no pets (except, of course, the evil Mr. T the turtle who lives in a tank or in the pond and doesn't have any hair). So we're resisting the idea.

    Hmmm, clean house with critters in backyard? Or crittery, hairy, sneezy house with safe fishies and plants?

    I'm opting for the clean house. :)