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:

Kea said...

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

Pierro said...

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

bonks

Furkidsmom said...

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

Harry Spotter said...

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

Cats in trees said...

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

Cheysuli and gemini said...

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

Brian said...

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

meemsnyc said...

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

Beau Beau & Angie said...

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.

Laila and Minchie said...

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.

Mr. R.W. Emerson said...

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

Love,
~Emerson

Tuck said...

Surely you get rewarded for such hard work??

Jan's Funny Farm said...

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

Angel and Kirby said...

I am sure Dad is glad to have your help!

Derby said...

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

VampyVictor said...

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

Huffle Mawson said...

Really, what would your dad do without you?

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

That is great help!

Milo and Alfie said...

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

The Island Cats said...

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

We love Luna said...

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

The Whiskeratti said...

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

The Kitty Krew said...

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

Cat of Nine Tales said...

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

Animals with Opinions said...

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

Sammy and Andy said...

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

Cliff and Olivia said...

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

SuziQCat said...

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

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

You guys are excellent helpers in the barn!

Cat Street Boyz said...

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

Everycat said...

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

Leslie said...

My gosh you guys are gorgeous!

Cindy said...

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.

CCL Wendy said...

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.