The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143863   Message #3326932
Posted By: Bat Goddess
22-Mar-12 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Well, I think I know why I had a bit of a confrontation with a flying squirrel in the kitchen last night...Rufus was locked in the cellar.

I talked at the flying squirrel. He ignored me. Only Tom knows the trick of setting the Hav-A-Heart and this guy didn't seem to be interested in the apple slice a friend assured us would work the last few times it was set. (For raccoons, it's jelly donuts and that DOES work -- but, alas, the raccoon tries to get it from OUTSIDE the trap.) I suspect Rufus is keeping this flying squirrel as a pet. And Sabine has evidently retired from her job as Queen of the Jungle and Scourge of Flying Squirrels.

The good news is now all of the ceramic book spice jars have been knocked from the beam so I can wash them. The bad news is a ceramic flamingo toothpick holder (ah! so essential, these flamingo doohickies!) is headless and in the trash.

I just heard Rufus's sad requests this morning and let him out. (I TOLD him when he ran down the stairs as I was closing the door yesterday afternoon that it would be awhile. Even longer because I forgot. Just don't know why my mind was elsewhere...and I don't think I heard him late last night when I was here at the computer in a quiet house...)

Have my tea and I'm going upstairs to call Tom.