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Raining Cats, Dogs and more animals

Remember how we mentioned we were dealing with a few plagues?  

Well, there is good news to share!

The sand fleas are in hibernation due to the rain and freezing temps we've been having lately.  We haven't had to dig into our feet for over two weeks!

We never thought we'd own a cat.  I hate cats.  However, extreme situations call for extreme measures.  We killed over 40 mice and rats and we still couldn't get a handle on the problem.

Silver is here and the rats are on the run!  This little guy is only 2 months old, but he doesn't mess around.  He is a great hunter and he's very friendly too. 

So, now we have a dog, a cat (his brother is arriving on Sat), six chicken and we'll be getting two turkeys this week sometime, so we can have turkey on Thanksgiving!

It's raining animals at our house and we're almost becoming a farm.  But the pests are on the way out the door and that, friends, is a VERY good thing.

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  1. 1. I love this picture of Norb. Hilarious!

    2. I love cats, so I'm glad you've found a redeeming quality in them. :) Silver is a cutie!

    3. Who butchers the turkeys for you? I used to watch my abuelita do it ... but I don't think I could bring myself to do the deed.

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  2. I'm with you on the cats, but I don't shoo off the neighbor's when they come for "visits". Anything to keep the nasty mice away... okay, they are really rats, huh? Ugh. I hate them. Glad y'all are getting a break from the pike (pique/peekay/p.k.), though!

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  3. Yea! Turkey for Thanksgiving. Living in another country I know they are hard to come by and very expensive so as to make it impossible to buy one.

    Will be praying for the rats. Glad silver is there though I am not a cat person either.

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