Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Not so peaceful!

The peaceful little cabin in the woods...or so it would seem!



Wouldn't it be nice if everyday life was as peaceful, beautiful, and perfect as pictures on a blog?

Of course no picture here, but this is more typical. Poppy ready to leave for work turns on the porch light, looks out and says, what's that Eli is chewing on? I look out and say, looks like the lining from your Crocs. Good grief, says Poppy going out to take it from Eli. Poppy yells back to me, it's not my Crocs, it a little rabbit and it's dead.

Now Eli can't go off the porch during the night and for sure bunny rabbits don't come on the porch. This was the doings of little Smokey. Smokey killed that rabbit, brought it on the porch and Eli stole it from him.

My first job of the morning was to have a decent burial for the little bunny...which left me feeling very sad indeed.

Pulling myself together, I hurried and finished with the housework and went to work in the garden.

Around midday on my way inside, I happened to look up and there on our teeny tiny porch, lo and behold...a BAT!



Right there over my head!! Shiver!! This bat hung there all day with Eli, Weetie, Smokey, and me going in and out, noisily opening and closing the door.



Poppy got home around 4:00 and as he walked up the steps I showed him the bat. He was excited and wanted to get a closer look so he opened the front door and put down the load he was carrying, turned around and the bat was gone. Seriously, GONE! After hanging there all day! Good thing I got a picture. 

Do you think old sweet Eli will ever outgrow his teddy bear? These pictures were taken just last night.









He is such a big sweetie pie.


Smokey is the only kitty we have that will curl up in the rocking chair for a nap. Looking all sweet and innocent! Wouldn't hurt a flea!

We may have rain coming in this afternoon. Guess I need to do a few things outside while the sun is shining. I appreciate your stopping to visit. And again I'm sorry for not replying to your nice comments. It feels like you stopped by and I was not home. 

Love,
Henny

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow- the bat just freaked me out! I think I would probably have to go out the back door rather than risk that bat dropping on me!
    Our rain is gone now..for a few days..I hope you get some sunshine, too.

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    1. I would have been afraid if I had known it would fly during the daytime! :)

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  2. The second photo of Eli just cracks me up. He looks like he is sitting up in the chair and all he needs is a glass of sweet tea! If you are afraid of bats, you should read the book A Bat in My Pocket and you will fall in love. I promise!

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    1. I am certainly going to look for the book. It sounds like something I would like. Thank you.

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  3. ewwwwww! A bat. I've woken up on three different occasions - THREE! - to find one flapping against my bedroom ceiling. I'm now almost in a PTSD stage on the subject. Yes, I know they're harmless. I know they can have sweet little faces. But at this point my only reaction to them is panic.

    I really hate to bring this up, but if Poppy left the front door open as he was putting down the things he was carrying, is there a chance the bat went into your house?

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    1. Marty, I would panic if I saw one on the bedroom ceiling! Poppy and I both worried that the bat flew inside but we've seen no sign of him...yet!

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  4. Good to see you have bats. The will keep your bugs down.

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    1. We put up a bat house several years ago but never saw a bat use it. This is my first time seeing a bat. I wish the little bats ate ticks!

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  5. Those pics of Eli and his teddy as just adorable. You've got to print those out and frame them.

    And I agree with Marty----that bat may have decided to have a look around in there.

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    1. Thank you! I just had to post all four pictures. I'm sure hoping that bat flew away from the door and not toward it. We haven't seen or heard him anywhere.

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  6. Eli snuggling his teddy bear is just too cute for words. The bat? Not so cute at all.

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  7. Thank you. He is a big baby. I am afraid of bats!

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  8. Great photos of Eli and his bear! I don't think Eli will ever out grow his bear anymore than Keeper will his rabbit! Don't they just crack you up carring those big old stuffed animals around. How very cool you had the bat there :O). I find them kinda creepy but yet ever so neat! Love the picture of your cabin as well!

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    1. Yes they do crack me up...being big and yet they are just big babies and so sweet. I saw a big soft stuffed bunny in a thrift shop a few weeks ago and thought of Keeper. I meant to pick it up before I left and forgot it. It was gone when I went back.

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  9. Aw, your pets are sweet. I love that your dog has a teddy bear! I've never heard of that yet though I have a friend whose dog has a "blankie".

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  10. Not keen on the bat, but amazing to get a photo. The pictures of Eli just melt my heart.

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