9.24.2008

Just Another Perk...

There is a dead squirrel in my backyard. I don't know how he got there... my guess is he was either a squirrel from the other side of the hood and he was up to no good in my backyard and the squirrel that lives in my trees (who is still up in my trees cackling and laughing and not answering any questions) snuffed him out, or the killer ground hog got to him.

I have been looking at this dead squirrel through my back door all morning hoping that his homeys would come carry him away and give him a funeral with some Tupac song playing in the background, but that doesn't seem likely. I am sure the rival squirrels are scared into hiding in order to keep their furry tails out of view... or maybe they are planning their retaliation.

It could be like West Side Story in my backyard in the next few days, but in the meantime I need to go grab my shovel from the garage and clean the dead squirrel up before he starts to smell.

It is days like these when I think about how much I love my job and how glamorous it all is.

14 comments:

KayleighJeanne said...

We found a dead rabbit in one of our bushes just before we went out of town for the weekend. Something must have eaten it while we gone, cause it wasn't there when we got back.

I recommend leaving it a little longer. Maybe dump a can of cat food on it to get the neighborhood felines to help out.

Mau said...

We had a decapitated dead squirrel in our backyard Monday. I think it must be a wildlife gang rivalry going on or something.

Watch your back!

Anonymous said...

Makes me think of how grateful I am of the Crew that picks up roadkill. Even Oprah mentioned them on her Dirtiest Jobs program.
My hat is off to them. Our roads would actually become inpassable without those guys!
June, I can just pictue you with your pith helmet, shovel and nose plug...out there doing a removal on that squirrel. HAHAHA!
Be sure to keep a running list of all your work experience! Carl will be so proud of you!
Love,
Aunt Barbara

Anonymous said...

Clean up the squirrel before your dog discovers it and want that smell on herself!
Blessings,
June's MA

Anonymous said...

Squirrel Gang Warefare, might explain the noises on your deck the other night :)

Dad29 said...

Umnnnhhhh....squirrels actually DO die of old age. You need not invent another cause, such as myocardial infarction, pneumonia, or AIDS...

As to the 'killer groundhog,' I surmise that your husband DID leave a .22LR weapon around the place for your use....

Dad29 said...

Umnnnhhhh....squirrels actually DO die of old age. You need not invent another cause, such as myocardial infarction, pneumonia, or AIDS...

As to the 'killer groundhog,' I surmise that your husband DID leave a .22LR weapon around the place for your use....

Cousin Steve said...

Oh, you got my present!!! Happy (real early) Birthday!!!!

I was like, "What do you get the woman who has everything??" Then it dawned on me, a dead squirrel! Let me tell you, the logistics on how to get a dead squirrel from here to there..... fagetaboutit. I am just happy you got it. Enjoy!

Hint: After what I spent this year on that, next year your getting a card.

Your loving
Cousin Steve

Anonymous said...

Great post and funny comments. Your family is as whacked (and probably as loving) as mine.

Cousin Steve and I gotta talk about Christmas present logistics.

messy bessy said...

There has got to be some neighbor boy around that you can turn to for this sort of thing?? I mean, don't they actually like flinging dead squirrels around?

Marva said...

We don't have dead squirrels here... we have dead tree rats. Not sure which I'd prefer. :)

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Meg said...

You make me laugh girl. Too flippin funny!

meg

Lanxi said...

The perks never end, do they?

This was great. Thanks for the laugh!