Thursday, January 14, 2010

The latest Scrappy tale...

For such a little thing, Scrappy has more than her share of adventures. For a quite a few days she's been fixated on this one area of fence line in our yard. She would stand there looking at the ground and move only a few feet from time to time. I'm not talking a pass by and look at it; we're talking hours (remember it's been pretty cold) in one spot. So yesterday, I see her out in the yard just a few yards away from her latest favorite spot throwing something up in the air and when it hit the ground she'd pounce and grab it and throw it again. That's all I needed to prompt me to go and get her and whatever she was throwing.

Sidebar - she is known for finding frogs in the ground, digging them up and playing with them for days until they stink to high heaven and then rolling in them until she smells the same way. Lovely, Scrappy gets ANOTHER bath. She gets more baths than the other five combined.

So, I put on my coat and check my pockets for gloves because I know I'm gonna have something gross in my hands, I find a wad of paper towels which will do fine (disposable!) When I walked out the back door into the "dog yard" and called her she came running, which is unusual for her. JP is the one who can call her and she minds him, but not me.

Anyway, as she gets close to me I see a little mouse tail and foot hanging out of her mouth - oh joy! So I bend down and say "drop it", to which she's thinking "fat chance!" I tried to pry her little mouth open - not happening. I know you would love a picture of me vs. Scrappy but thankfully that wasn't to be. I just wanted that mouse out of her mouth so I picked her up to bring her inside for JP to work his magic, and she spit it out. I threw the little dead mouse over the fence, and Scrappy ran up and down the fence line as usual.

Oh, I forgot to mention that, of course, we had the attention of all the other dogs while this little battle ensued, which made Scrappy growl, and when she did the little mouse's tail would stick out a little straighter. I don't know what that was all about.

Did I mention how afraid I am of mice? Yep, if that little thing had hit the ground running I would have let Scrappy have it and ran in the house squealing.

Oh, that Scrappy, she's a mess in this world.


Carmen C. said...

What a lil' stinker! My shepherd once brought me a mole, right to the back door like a wonderful gift:)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Oh that Scrappy, never a dull moment with her that's for sure!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Who needs a cat with Scrappy around? LOL

Isn't that Chubby Chicks quilt the cutest thing ever? I'd be happy to share the template with you. Just let me know and I'll gladly mail it to you. Each little chick is appliqued on a 6 inch block. The finished quilt will be 60 x 60. I'd be happy to share any other details you need as well.

Or you can take look at this link: I'm not sure if this is where I ordered my copy but they do carry it.

If you decide to make this one, I hope you'll share your fabric choices. I really wanted to use feedsack fabric but I wasn't able to find it within my budget right now. And since it is my first applique project, I thought I'd better place it safe! :0)

Would this just make the sweetest friendship quilt with everyone contributing a different chick? Oh the possibilities!

Smiles, Lea

Lena said...

lol. Scrappy, thanks for making me smile this morning! Especially the part about growling and the mouse tail sticking out. Lovely. I'm not great with mice either. Thankfully, Kane is not very stealthy and has (yet) to actually catch anything.

Sierra Rose said...

Scrappy!!! I had that experience months ago when camping...we're pretty fast and clench those jaws when we want to right!! I had the tail sticking out too. Freaked my mom out as well. Yipes!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Bob said...

Poor tike -- can't even enjoy a little mouse chaw now and then.

Farm Chick Paula said...

*LOL* That is hilarious... sounds like what I go through with Smokey. He seems to have a taste for... uh... sheep beans. (Poop.)
Ugh, I can't believe I just said that.

However, they do look like chocolate covered raisins...