i know i said i was going to blog about something else but guess what happened–it’s far more exciting!

So we came downstairs this morning to discover that somebody came by to hang out.

On one of our carbon monoxide detectors.

In case you are unaware, Missouri is the Cave State.  Which means we are bat-a-trophic.  Our neighborhood and house are sneaking up on 100 years of age.  Bats are quite ingrained in the fabric of the area.

Anyway, how to deal with our guest?

A certain person who shall remain nameless first suggested a BB gun.

Um, no.

Then this certain person started to rig a net.  Freckles McYoungest got ready and left for school, Boywonder for work.  I took pictures.  And still the bat hung undisturbed.

And this certain person still worked on the net.

AARGH!

So I got some gloves.

Plucked the little darling off the wall.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I had to tickle it and rub its feet to wake it up.  Left it on the porch…

where it finally roused itself and flew away.

YES!  I SAVED MY FAMILY FROM VICIOUS FLYING VERMIN THAT COULD HAVE RAVISHED US ALL!

Oh, and Hairy Beast and Catler?

Uh, yeah.  They were busy.

*cough*

About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

Posted on December 14, 2009, in humor, oddities and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You are one brave woman. I’d be freaking out (like when a huge one was flying in my college apartment building) and there he is, all cute and snuggly.

  2. Oh, we’ve had the flying kind, too.

    That’s when there’s a lot of screaming and running around until you finally get it cornered in one room, take the screen out of the window, and wait.

  3. Just so you don’t subject Liam to bats next…

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