Monday, March 14, 2016

Tamias Redux

Why, yes, there is still a chipmunk in the dining room.....despite efforts by much of the family that would have made a good reality show if there had been anyone here to film it.

We moved the hutch. The hutch is large and has glass thingies on top of it, which are (very) rarely dusted or moved. They are now dusted. They are now moved. 

Not unlike honey badger, chipmunk don't care.

Becky went upstairs and retrieved her giant black cat, Demon. Demon is such that I was wishing I could use him to dust as opposed to old towels and Clorox wipes. He is fluffy. He is foofy. And large. He is not particularly interested in chipmunks.

Alan stuffed him under the old green desk, whence he emerged indignant, covered with cobwebs and dust, and sans chipmunk. The chippie simply scurried into the front hall, repository for every object that no one has a place for....for two is not tidy.

Thankfully he later returned to the dining room, where at least there is some hope of someday catching him.

While I was sitting here early yesterday morning he knocked over a bag, which knocked over the baby doggy gate, setting Mack into paroxysms of barking. He hates that gate.

Later he sat on the other side of it cheekily staring at Liz as she drank her coffee.

When, after a day of finding and assisting in the installation of a new washer so we can stop paying off the national debt at the laundromat, I was sitting in my Sunday chair, he ran right up to my feet.

Then he ran right under my footstool. While my feet were on it.

There is talk of glue boards and other trap setups, but we must be safe with a toddler in the house. The air gets a bit blue at times.....I used to like chipmunks.


Cathy said...

You really aught to be getting paid for writing like this.
You hit every comical note on the keyboard and then run a roller skate key across the strings.
Better than this coffee I'm spewing across my laptop.

threecollie said...

Cathy, thanks! I am actually going to make it into this week's Farm Side, so I will get paid. I missed last week for the first time in over two years, and I need something easy for this week. Really, you can't make this stuff up. lol The thing is so cheeky!

Linda Ault said...

Set a box trap with some goodies.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

We've had good luck catching them barn where they like to chew holes in many potatoes. A cut potato in a live trap, then we give them to the cats who have been looking on...

Jan said...

I can understand how your fondness for small animals might be taxed by this. Would it be considered disloyal to root for the chipmunk?

TenMile said...

There use to be Dennis the Menace; and Alvin the .....

I hadn't realized the group had split up.

Cathy said...

Excellent! They're getting their monies worth!!

threecollie said...

Linda, thanks! thankfully LIz caught it and we took it outdoors.

Nita, that option was on the table, but thankfully Liz caught the darned thing.

Jan, nope, I used to like them......back in the day. lol

Ten Mile, thank goodness Peggy never saw it or we would have had to let it run around the house forever. Alvin is one of her very favorite shows! lol

Cathy, I have it written....I suppose I should get busy and proofread and send it in. Soon....soon

Terry and Linda said...

I LOVE your chipmunk stories!!!