Thursday, February 4, 2010

On Guard.

Dad keeps the straw for the horses beds in a shed behind our garden hedge. In the winter the mousies and sometimes ratsies try to get in to eat any corn left in the straw. When they do that, they chew through the cords that hold the straw bales together, then when dad tries to lift them up, they break. That makes him say words on the Bad Werd List.

We help him by sitting on the straw bales and keeping a lookout for ratsies and mousies.

You have to sniff the straw to see if they have been around lately.

To make sure we don't miss them, we take it in turns with one of us looking up and the other looking down. We think dad is very glad of our help.

34 comments:

  1. I'm sure your dad is very glad for your help! Do you eat them too, or just keep watch for them?

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  2. You boys are great helpers.
    I love helping dad too.

    bonks

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  3. You two are very organized in your patrol!
    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  4. Your dad is lucky to have you two keep the intruders away.

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  5. Yes that and instead of having to look for the mousies, you can just wait for them to show up.

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  6. I am certain he is very glad of your help! What a good job you cats are doing!

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  7. Hey y'all, be careful not to step on that needle that is supposed to be in there somewhere!

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  8. How nice that you two are helping your dad out in the barn. Oooh, hope you catch one of the mousies.

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  9. Yeah. Eat dem mousies and ratties. Dey am good fur yur teefies. Yur Dad is rite. Yoo are doing a GREAT jobbie by helping him keep da mousie populashun down.

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  10. And because you both are the same color as the straw, the mousies and ratsies can't see you there waiting to chase them away.

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  11. I hope you get paid in Temptation treats for all that hard work.

    Love,
    ~Emerson

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  12. Surely you get rewarded for such hard work??

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  13. You guys are doing a great job. Maybe you'll get a new title soon. VPs of the Straw Bales or something.

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  14. I am sure Dad is glad to have your help!

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  15. You are a great help to your Dad. Get them rodents!

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  16. Your dadda just has so many reasons to love you guys!!
    Wowie your very own job!!That is neat!@ :)
    V-V

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  17. Really, what would your dad do without you?

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  18. Yoo do a grand job helping yoor dad. We hope he pays yoo in treats.

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  19. You both do such a good job! We wish we could come over and help you hunt for mousies....

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  20. You are doing a great cat patrol, good job guys!
    purrs and love
    ** you both are so cute in these pictures!
    Luna

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  21. Y'all make a very good team. Plus, we really think your Dad couldn't handle the farm without your help.

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  22. You boys are great guard helpers and we just know your dad really appreciates it. Hope you get treats afterwards to get the taste of mousies and ratsies out of your mouth! ;)

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

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  23. With Eric and Flynn on duty, no rodent dares cross your path! Good job fellas!
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  24. i understand your dad saying bad words. our human has picked up a bale of hay and had it fall apart several feet from where she wanted it to be. you can never pick it all back up either. thats very nice of you to watch for the naughty critters.

    gerald majestic

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  25. We know your Dad wouldn't want to do it without your help. You are such good helpers and snoopervisors. xxxxxxxxx

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  26. Your dad is lucky to have you two around to lend him a hand with the ratsies and mousies. Nice pics.

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  27. I'll bet he is extremely grateful for your help! Keep up the good work fellas!

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  28. You guys are excellent helpers in the barn!

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  29. Well, you two really earn your keep...how do you stay so clean? (=^Y^=)

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  30. It's just cat heaven at your place y'know. No hunting of mice and ratz in the comfort of a cosy straw shed for us, oh no! It's out in the rainy, cold garden for us, or nowt.

    We may move in with you for the winter next year, if that's ok?

    Whicky Wuudler

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  31. My gosh you guys are gorgeous!

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  32. You two fellas aren't only gorgeous, but such a special help to your mom and dad. I don't know what they did before yous.

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  33. I'm sure your Dad really appreciates all the help you give him. Who else could sniff out ratsies and mousies -- certainly not a bean with their terrible sense of smell.

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