Saturday, October 24, 2009

Squirrel vs. Me

If you're a follower then you've probably have heard me complain about the squirrel situation where I live. We have a gang of squirrels that my husband evicted from our attic when we first moved in. You'd think they would moved along and found a new home by now but instead they have become little fuzzy terrorist that have declared war. They have torn up my flowerbeds, ripped up my patio furniture, knocked down my bird feeder, and they go as far as yelling at the birds. I didn't know squirrels could argue but I've heard it my own ears.

Today is a beautiful afternoon. I truly couldn't ask for better weather, no clouds in sight, cool breeze, and temps in the lower 70's. Surviving a summer in Houston can be brutal and I've felt like I've been in hibernation for the past 4 months. So I'm in heaven right now. I decided to open the windows and french doors to welcome that fresh air into the house. Not a good idea.

I entered the living room and I saw something move in the corner of my eye. As I tip toed and peered over the sofa I saw one of those tree rats starring me down. No kidding, he actually had an attitude and was eyeball'n me. My gut reaction was to scream and run for my husband (who's dead asleep because he worked last night at the hospital). I was frozen and as I looked into his black bitty eyes I began to realize how ridiculous it was that I was scared of a little squirrel. I pushed my chest out and my shoulders back and marched over to that squirrel. I was going to tell him a thing or two. But he took action and slid by me running across my sofa onto the kitchen tile. He turned around and began yelling at me. I ran after him with a broom. It was literally squirrel vs. woman. He took off across the tile like a silver bullet and out the french door onto the patio and leaped for the tree. There he continued yelling at me and I raised my fist and began telling him to stay out. Yup, I showed him.....and my neighbor who lives behind me that I don't know. I can only imagine how insane I must have looked. Can you imagine working in your yard and watching the woman next door yelling at tree with a broom in hand? Stupid squirrel!!! How's your weekend?


  1. Oh my gosh. I would have freaked out! Way to go for standing up to the squirrel and showing him who's boss!