I decided to trap this cat, take him to work and have him neutered and vaccinated and then try to find him a new home. Having baited the trap with some yummy fish flavored cat food, I set it on our front porch and went to bed for the night. This morning when I awoke, the first thing I did was look through the peephole on our door and check the trap. Bingo! Gotcha!
I stumbled to the kitchen to put on my shoes and my glasses and proceeded out the front door. Guess what? There wasn't a cat in my trap.
I caught a freakin' racoon!!!! Now what the heck was I going to do with this?! DH was at work, DS was still asleep, and I was just hoping that Ziggy wouldn't come around and attempt to pick a fight with this beast. First things first...I went inside and got my camera. LOL I snapped the picture and when I leaned over to sit the camera on the porch this sucker charged the cage and hissed and growled! Well, my legs were like rubber and I was shaking like a leaf and I nearly did a backflip off the porch it scared me so
I ran back inside and started a conversation with Lola. "Lola, we've caught a raccoon. What are we going to do? I can't leave that thing in the cage, I need to turn him loose. How am I going to do that?! Where are my work gloves? I have to find my work gloves because I am not about to put my unprotected hands near that cage. Lola, what did I do with my work gloves." Oh Lord, help me. I checked all the closets and drawers and couldn't find my work gloves. I found my gardening gloves and decided those would have to suffice. Wait, I need a stiff drink of tea before I attempt this.
So, here I go out the front door again and see Ziggy rounding the corner of the house coming to see what was going on. I scooped him up and back into the house we go. I put Ziggy in my bedroom, closed the door so he couldn't pick a fight with Glitter and Lola wouldn't try to eat him and back out the door I went.
When I leaned over to pick up the trap I nearly wet my pants because the raccoon really started charging all sides of the cage, hissing and growling and lemme tell you that fellow was strong! I honestly don't know how I managed it but I was able to pick up the trap and walk over to the edge of the woods. Now, I had to unlatch the door and pull it up in order to release the racoon. After a few jumps and screams I managed to open the latch. Now to pull the door up. Wait a minute! If I pull the door up, he is going to come straight towards me.
I trudge back to the storage building on my jelly legs, trying to find some sort of stick or pole so I could stand to the rear of the trap and open the door. The first thing I find is DH's fish net. The handle on it is about 4 foot long. It took me several tries to hook the pole under the door handle but I finally managed to pull the door open. That raccon didn't waste any time getting out of that trap and running into the woods. It took a couple of hours for my legs to stop shaking and my heartrate to return to normal. I don't know if my nerves can take this again. Ziggy may just have to "man up". Whew! Sometimes it just ain't easy being me.
If you have read this far, thank you! I just had to share that adventure and thought you might all need a good laugh. I can tell you I laughed afterwards but I was not laughing while this was happening. I do have something pretty to show you. :o)
Marylin earlier this week. It is stitched on the tiniest linen and is so pretty. I didn't know what the floss winder was and had to ask Marylin. It has so much detail, it seems a shame to cover any part of it with floss.
I have been busy in the sewing room this weekend and should have some more things to show you tomorrow. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!