Do you know what this sweet kitty did the other day? He brought us a present! Oh yes, I've received half-dead mice and mangled fowl from our other felines, but this gift tops them all.... what was it? A snake! In the house! Alive!! Luckily, the snake was scared out of its wits and all balled up and Tom was laying next to it giving the snake a little pat every now and then just to remind him he was still there.
I was in the other room, on the computer, and the kids called me from the kitchen... Mom, come in here! Okay, just a minute. Mom, we need you right now! Okay, okay. I pushed myself away from the keyboard and went into the kitchen to see what the fuss was about and at the same time that they are telling me - from atop the counter - that Tom had caught a snake, I see it on the floor! A snake! Why didn't you tell me! Yikes! We got a broom and swept him into a shovel and took him outside. As soon as the sunshine hit him he stretched out and made his getaway into our storage area. Of course, now, blogging about it, I wish I had gotten a picture, but you probably understand I was in a bit of a hurry at the time ;) I don't like snakes. They freak me out. Even though this was a garter snake and I know they do a lot of good in the garden etc. I still don't want to see them in my kitchen or run into them when I'm weeding.
I had planned on cleaning out that storage area this weekend but now I think we'll save it for another day.