Friday, May 6, 2011

Lessons learned today....

#1 When taking a 3 year old boy through the metal detector at an airport always check his pockets for matchbox cars.

#2 Never underestimate how dirty a duck can get. That mallard got another bath today but I am not sure of the source of the water. I'm hoping it was the kiddie pool in the backyard.

#3 Never trust a rabbit. No matter how long he ignores your beautiful little growing plants that you painstakingly grew from seeds and babied for weeks. He will find them and then in one gulp destroy all your work. I think it is 'wabbit' season! BTW we have a pet rabbit who comes and goes as he pleases. I try to keep him in the backyard but he is wiley. He was a stray my neighbor found last Easter and now it is not uncommon to drive down our road and see a huge silky black bunny crossing the street. He is also housebroken and uses the doggie door, I just can't get him to stop chewing on cords. hmmmm....

#4 When you have 4 babies in diapers and the trash falls over, don't assume that what you see is an old piece of avocado. Don't assume that all fecal matter was contained in neatly wrapped balls of diapers. Oh no! Assume the worst and NEVER trust a pile of mush!

That's all for today. Cheers!


  1. Re: chewing cords...
    You can use PVC tubes. Run the cords through the tubes (and you can use the corner pieces, if need be!)
    They'll protect the cords.
    The PVC tubes also prevent the kids from messing with the cords, and you can paint/wallpaper them to match the wall!
    We have a free-ranging bunny and we allow our rats to run loose while supervised; the PVC pipes work wonders.
    You can also try bitter apple spray, but that's much less reliable. (Plus, it doesn't phase some animals!) Buy some PVC pipe, cut it to length, decorate/paint the tube, and call it a day.


  2. LOL , avocado huh LOL......

    Happy Mother's Day!


  3. Thanks! I needed a good laugh.....!

  4. Autumn... I'm going to start by saying that I LOVE YOU... now... please don't take this the wrong way... Bahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Kati had to bring me a tissue... I was crying I was laughing so hard at the little animals waiting for their turn, and then reading that the poor duck got it again! Avacados... hehehe

  5. oh yes, never assume.......!!!