Thursday, August 13, 2015

Liddy-the-Pooh

I was working in the wash room this evening and out the window over the sink noticed the sun setting so beautifully over the zinnias. I grabbed my camera, walked outside, snapped a couple shots and....well, let's back up...

Earlier in the evening I found a tortured, but not dead mouse in the barn.  Yes, I know cats will be cats and yes, catching mice in the barn is a good thing, but if you start something, finish it.  Don't torture it.  

I wasn't sure if the wounds were fatal, but it wasn't able to run away.  Since whoever had caught it had lost interest in it and now the dogs were nosing around, I decided to put it in a box and set it someplace safe and quiet so it could either recover or pass on in peace.   

Okay, back to the flowers and the beautiful sunset...



I took a couple pictures, trying to line up with the rapidly setting sun and fiddle with my camera settings.  

"Mom?"

"Liddy?"

"Momma?"

She sounded like she was down in a well.  Where on earth was she and what was she doing?!?  

"Liddy?"

"Momma!!!"

I raced around the shop and found this.  And started laughing.  


"Liddy!  What on earth happened?  Hang on, I'll be right there (right after I take a couple very quick pictures ;-)".



She was obviously relieved to hear my voice, but immediately started walking in the opposite direction.  I guess the sound was bouncing off the inside of the box, confusing her.  I finally caught up with her a few yards off the far fence.


And what box was on her head?  Oh, you know!

There's always a Cheerio box around somewhere.  When I set the poor mouse over the fence safely away from the cats and dogs, I never thought about Liddy-the-Pooh finding it ;-).

28 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I wonder if the mouse tickled on it's way out ;)

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  2. Laughing! I love it. And folks wonder why we love our sheep so much!

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  3. She's still a character. :)

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  4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Talk about your LOL, literally!

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  6. There is always a new adventure on your farm. Will Liddy be more cautious with the next box?

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  7. Voila' Halloween Costume!

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    1. Ooh, you're right! Little red shirt, honey pot... Perfect :-D.

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  8. No doubt there were some tasty crumbles at the very bottom of the box! She is so thorough!

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  9. If she was a human, I'd say show these phtos to her fiance. ROFL!

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  10. leave no Cherrios boxes unattended:)

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  11. Cute! I'm glad you were home to capture the moment!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  12. You must crop, enlarge, and frame that capture! I think General Mills should see this as well!

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  13. But of course, anything you don't want them to get/find 'they' will. That was very funny, always keep that camera at the ready!

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  14. What a silly lamb! I've had them get buckets on their head and do the same thing. When you come into the barn and all the sheep are looking in one direction you know something's up. Guess she was just trying to comfort the mouse. ;-)

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  15. Maybe it was Liddy who had the mouse in the first place & she was just trying to finish the job?
    Just kidding. :-)

    Zinnia sunset photos are very pretty.

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  16. Oh Liddy, you are too cute! Such a character! That looks like a Costco-sized box. (I wonder what happened to the mouse?)

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  17. Maybe buy the regular size box of Cheerios for safety sake, lol.

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  18. Oh this is priceless, LOL!

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  19. That is just the sweetest story! I had to come back and read it again:-)

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