Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Snake and the Fence

The snake and the fence title might have caught your attention, but I'm afraid they having nothing to do with each other in this post. I am sorry for deceiving you. First things first. As you can see we have fence blocking off the grass. Remember how I complained about the poop on the grass? This is our solution. I hope that with encouragement and treats the dirt will be the new spot and remain that way once the fence is removed. Do you think we can do it? Now on to the snake......

My husband loves all creatures. I sometimes think to myself that the best day on the job as a firefighter for my husband will be when he gets to save a dog or cat like you see in movies and cartoons. It seemed unlikely that this will ever happen, but he came really close the other day. A large company in the city had a mulch fire one night and my husband came across this snake. He was thrilled that it was still alive and kept it while extinguishing the fire. However, upon further examination after the task was complete it became evident that his first "save" was no more. It had inhaled too much smoke and it got the best of him. However, the hubby was proud of himself enough to still bring it home and show me what almost was. That was swell of him since he knows I hate snakes with a passion. Now that I think about it, this picture looks like it was taken on my kitchen counter. 1st problem. The second problem is that I doubt he wiped it off with a Lysol wipe afterwards. Don't be surprised if the next post is about another fatality. Now you know about the snake and the fence.
Stay tuned for a giveaway!


  1. Well, I don't know about that fence. If it were me I would go and add my mango-ness to the lawn with great abundance as soon as I had the chance regardless of how long that silly fence had been up.

    As for the snake. Hey, what doesn't kill you makes you strong. Sorry the little guy didn't make it.


  2. My mom's other Sibes used to have just a mulch area to do their stuff on - that worked fur them -

    As fur the snake, sorry Sammi didn't make it -

    Thanks fur sharing!


  3. Mom wishes we had a "spot" to leave our spots too, but that never seems to work - we will be following your experiment to see if it works.

    Snake - not on our Momster's kitchen counter - she would not be very happy at all.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. I hope that fence is working!
    Poor snake!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Mulch area just might work for the out house. Yukky but purrty snake
    Benny & Lily

  6. Well, the snake gave our mom the Heebie Jeebies, I must say. Ha roo! It was nice of your husband to try to save it, though!
    Good luck with the fence/dirt issue works!
    Tail wags,
    PS: Mom says thank you so much for the compliments on the photos! She normally uses her Nikon P90 - a very simple camera - or even the iPhone (today's post). She edits with PSE 6 for Mac.

  7. ugh... do you actually dare empty his pockets for laundry? and soon you'll have 2 of a kind with the baby boy growing up to be like his dad? or what? :o))

  8. Hope the fence works out!! I am pretty sure being the smart gal she is, it'd be no time before Africa has it all figured out...

    And that snake... YIKESSssssssssss

  9. It was sweet of your Hubby to try to save the snake.

  10. Weeeelllll. She could back up to the fence and have the poop go through, parts stuck on the fence etc. We will cross paws she does not.
    (I have had 2 dogs in my life that insisted on backing up near/againtst things. If she has not done it yet, she probably will not)
    Dunno if it will work, but worth a shot.
    Snake-Got no problem with nonvenomous snakes(don't want to step on one since I won't know)
    Guess you need to read snake in the BR and next days to see how I deal with the venomous ones....)