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Old 03-28-2007, 02:05 AM   #16
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Did I mention all the June bugs out right now are creepy too?
Yes, LateNight and I were set upon by a junebug plague of biblical proportions over the weekend!
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:29 AM   #17
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I forgot one snake story...dear husband left his boots on the back porch one night. You know you men can be quite dumb if us women don't remind of stupid things not to do and this was one of those moments!!!!! So next morning he gets up to put them up to go out to feed the horses. Sticks one foot in one and thinks hmmm that feels weird, wonder what got stuck in there. "What does he do?" STICKS HIS HAND IN TO CHECK IT OUT. Well, that felt really weird and spooky, so he turns on the porch light to get a good look. What does he find curled up in his boot? A six foot long king snake!!!!

Good for him it wasn't a bad boy. Those boots sure haven't been left outside again but we are still working on getting the back of those boxers clean!
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:34 AM   #18
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............ How about a pet mongoose?
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I guess you've figured out we live in the sticks, huh? I'm kind of like Zsa Zsa Gabor in Greenacres. Fish out of water, but love it! Our snakes stories at our house are numerous. Most of them happened the first two years we lived here because we only had one dog. In those two years, we had the garden incident, the boot incident, our son got bit, and one massive one in the barn. Since then we've only had one in the wellhouse when the plumber went to turn off the water..he's still recovering from that scare! I really don't see them unless we go fishing down at our pond and you might encounter one sunning himself on the dock or something. But I keep a sharp eye out for them at all times. And now we have six dogs, four horses, and a cat in the barn. Looked everywhere and couldn't find a mongoose!
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Can't find a mongoose? Get yourself some guineau fowl.
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That just looks like something about seven dogs would chase around the yard! Once they caught it, then it would be a game of tug of war. Oh it would not be pretty at all!
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If your dogs got hold to that guineau fowl

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That just looks like something about seven dogs would chase around the yard! Once they caught it, then it would be a game of tug of war. Oh it would not be pretty at all!
It would be a sound you wound never forget. Those birds make more noise than geese do. You might not wait for the dogs you might pick up a shotgun and shoot that little sob. I know I would. Any of those mutts terriers by chance they should take care of things. I do not think that that powder puff Rosie would do much in perimeter control
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It would be a sound you wound never forget. Those birds make more noise than geese do. You might not wait for the dogs you might pick up a shotgun and shoot that little sob. I know I would. Any of those mutts terriers by chance they should take care of things. I do not think that that powder puff Rosie would do much in perimeter control
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The powder puff had herself a squirrel this week. She thought she had the treasure! Now if those terriers (and if you call them mutts again we are going out back. Your spanking won't be like the one Al got!) would do their job and rid my yard of moles, we'd be getting something accomplished. I sure would appreciate any recommendations on mole removal. I have bought some traps this week but I am having a hard time setting them.
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It would be a sound you wound never forget. Those birds make more noise than geese do. You might not wait for the dogs you might pick up a shotgun and shoot that little sob. I know I would. Any of those mutts terriers by chance they should take care of things. I do not think that that powder puff Rosie would do much in perimeter control
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Yup, that's true. Guineas make such racket that you might end up killing them yourself. But they do kill bugs and some snakes.
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. I sure would appreciate any recommendations on mole removal. I have bought some traps this week but I am having a hard time setting them.
Ol' Taz the wonder dog here has removed ALL the moles from my yard. It's a trip to watch her in action.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:23 PM   #26
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You dog found some road kill

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The powder puff had herself a squirrel this week. She thought she had the treasure! Now if those terriers (and if you call them mutts again we are going out back. Your spanking won't be like the one Al got!) would do their job and rid my yard of moles, we'd be getting something accomplished. I sure would appreciate any recommendations on mole removal. I have bought some traps this week but I am having a hard time setting them.
I can not see Rosie running fast enough to catch a squirrel Now road kill I could see that. Now those traps work and watch your hand. Cover the spot with a board or something to make it dark so the mole will not be afraid to walk into the death trap. You will never get rid of them in the country so get a shotgun and sit in a lawn chair and get ready if the dirt moves shoot it big time. Those biscuit hounds will not be of much help.
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It was a suicidal squirrel!

I tried to get one over on you! Poor Bud, yes I named the squirrel who steals the bird food, committed suicide on our power line Monday. He blew a breaker in the process and knocked out our power and the neighbors. Then had to suffer a horrible after life...getting fought over by the Kuvasz and Siberian Husky. I'm not sure of his current fate but there are no longer any signs of his existence.

Now I am willing to try the mole removal dog if she'd like to stay a day or two in the woods!!! That would probably be most entertaining to watch! In the meantime though I am going to try and set the traps this evening and see if we can capture more fun for Rosie.
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Did I mention that Rosie is so smart she goes to school?

Not really, today is obediance school at Petsmart. I bet your wife would sure like to send you there Isaac!!!!!! Put you in a harness and leash and teach you how to behave.
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Did I mention that is not possible ?

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Did I mention that Rosie is so smart she goes to school?

Not really, today is obediance school at Petsmart. I bet your wife would sure like to send you there Isaac!!!!!! Put you in a harness and leash and teach you how to behave.
Well I have now but I am gald to see you and your dog are being trained in obediance Who gets to hold the leash The great white powder puff. Maybe lick you to death but watch dog only watching the food bowl and sleeping Tbelle do you know any new tricks good girl !
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I have learned to sit and stay while the Rosie wanders around.

Lesson learned: Never buy a strong willed dog!
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