Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Einstein 1, Squirrels -2

Another week has gone by and I'm coming up on week 8, as of October I'll be starting a super S-L-O-W rebuilding program with my running. I don't miss it yet! The weather has been so nice for bike rides, I'm perfectly happy to go out on the bike! Yesterday Connie and I went for a good bike ride around Windsor and she told me about some new places to ride.

I'm not planning any races until I know I'm running at 100%. That could be a while. Starting out will consist of five minute runs at first. It will take a few months before I do anything resembling a real run, but I'll get there.

I've been doing little domestic projects and staying incredibly busy, which makes me wonder where all these things go all those months where I have no time for anything but running. I guess they just don't get done.

Einstein is still winning the chase. This past week we only saw traces of him one morning. The traps in the house are all empty. One glue trap out in the shed caught a tiny mouse. Definitely not Einstein, and probably not anyone related to Einstein. He's a big dude.

One evening after I got home from work, I was in the shower, and as soon as I turned the water off all I could hear was Dennis saying, "No! Let go! Drop it!" I threw my robe and shoes on and ran outside. He was holding Iris in one arm, and trying to pull a squirrel out of her mouth with the other hand. It was a BIG squirrel, too. It had a thick bushy tail and was fat.

It took us a good 15 minutes to get it away from her, she would not let go. The squirrel was already dead. I had to distract Iris, I said, "Look over there!" and she finally dropped it. I got the honor of picking it up in a garbage bag and disposing of it. Ugh!

Iris got a bath after that, and got her mouth washed out, too. There was no way she was coming in the house or sleeping on the bed after chewing on a squirrel!

Today I caught Iris trying to climb a tree in the back yard. Later I found squirrel guts and hair in the yard. I think she got another one.

If at first you don't succeed, try the other side of the tree.


cheap cat food said...

nice post : )

thanks a lot

Alene Gone Bad said...

Thanks. Since I wrote this post, the squirrels have fallen behind even more, unfortunately. Einstein has not upped his score, either.