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Who Pays? (Another Funny Sign)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014



There's a penalty for not obeying signs, you know, lol.

Karen

  
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ZEEDRA 8/16/2014 6:16PM

    Hahahaha!

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GABY1948 8/13/2014 6:24PM

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STORMIE62 8/13/2014 11:33AM

    Well you know with all the zombies these days... oops did I type that out loud?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/13/2014 10:10AM

    LOL!!! So funny!!

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LADYRH 8/13/2014 8:37AM

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GORDON66 8/13/2014 8:25AM

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/13/2014 8:22AM

    That's a good one Karen. Thanks for sharing.

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HMBROWN1 8/13/2014 8:20AM

    I love it!

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GAYLLYNNE 8/13/2014 8:11AM

    LOL- now there is a lesson!!!!

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SMALL TOWN TEXAS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You never know what kind of sign you'll see.



Near Vernon, Tx which is Northwest of Dallas.
Sent by a friend who is a truck driver.

Karen

  
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ZEEDRA 8/13/2014 7:41AM

    Do you get fined if you don't watch?

Couldn't they hire a professional watcher?

Just wondering...



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MOM2ACAT 8/12/2014 4:45PM

    I'm glad I live in Michigan, lol!

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GABY1948 8/12/2014 4:19PM

    Ewwwwwwwwwwww I don't even want to think of living somewhere that needs signs like these!

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GORDON66 8/12/2014 2:23PM

  Thankfully, there are no rattlesnakes in Chicago!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/12/2014 11:29AM

    LOL. We are the only place in the nation that closes a road for the annual rattlesnake migration. It makes my skin crawl!!! LOL.

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Sharing space with "critters" in suburbia.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I have a deck behind my house, an extension of my concrete porch, that is low to the ground but now and then something squeezes under it. I have a bird feeder hanging off the deck covering so naturally there is grain/sunflower seed on the ground a lot, which I know draws all sorts of "critters".

I have lined the outside of the deck with brick to discourage these critters from taking up residence under my deck. Once in a while something small manages to squeeze in, like a mouse or small rat.

A few days ago I noticed that one of the bricks was moved completely away from the deck. Definitely something larger had moved in and dug out the ground a little to make a bigger entry.

I thought it must be a possum. I stomped around on the deck and heard it move. Later that evening I did that again and didn't hear anything so I blocked the hole with bricks again and poured vinegar all over it.

A day and a night went by with no visitors. Then this afternoon my cat ran to the window and started going from window to window the way she does when she's following a stray cat across the yard.

I looked out and saw - not a possum, but a gray fox. A fairly small but grown, beautiful gray fox was dancing around my bird bath trying to figure out how to jump up and around the edge of the large basin on top so he could get a drink.

I can never stand to see an animal needing water, so I put my hand on the door to go out, knowing he'd be gone in a flash, and he was. Over my 6 ft. oak privacy fence like it wasn't there. I put some water in a pan on the ground, knowing he'll be back.

Tomorrow I'll contact a friend who still lives in the rural part of the county, where I lived all my life, and make arrangements for him to take this beautiful animal and relocate him.

There are many fox living in my suburban neighborhood. I've seen one while walking and have also seen one crossing the road at night several times. I just don't want one living under my deck.

If it is female and has a litter there, the pups or kits won't be able to go over my fence for quite a while and I'll have a yard full, lol. As beautiful as I think they are, I'm not ready to have an animal preserve so close to home. My cat would never sleep, nor would the neighbor's dogs and that means I wouldn't either!

Karen

  
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SUEARNOLD1 7/27/2014 8:44AM

    I loved your blog. Wow a fox would be cool, but not under the deck. We get possums. Fortunately one of the animal control staff relocates them - that's a much nicer.

I did check out you Spark page and link. Your paintings are beautiful.

Have a great day!

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--KREN 7/7/2014 9:24AM

    Gaby, thank you for posting your beautiful, sad story on my critter blog. My husband and I fed the deer long ago living out in the country on the lake. We had one three legged doe who was gray around the face when we first saw her. She came almost daily for years but there came a day when we no longer saw her. We also had a great horned owl like that and found him frozen in our shed one frigid winter. Years later, living in town, my neighbor and I shared a feral cat whom we fed for years. We found him one day, dead, between our houses. There were many stories like that over the years. I always feel thankful that we were allowed to "know" these critters and perhaps make their lives a little easier, as they made ours more beautiful.

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GABY1948 7/7/2014 9:15AM

    Karen, I LOVE grey fox. We have had a papa and a mama and their different sets of kits come each year to see dh and he would feed them Mama was especially fond of my dh...he is like a "pied piper" of the animal world. He loves them, they love him. There would always be months during the late winter/early spring that she/they would not come....not until after she had her kits and we could tell she was nursing and more skittish. But this year our hearts were broken. Papa has come back alone only a few times but we had hoped she was merely nursing. She has not come back at all and papa has come less frequently so we have accepted the inevitable.

Now, we live far out in the rural country so animals visit frequently but this loss has been like one of our beloved collies leaving us. So glad you are having yours moved to a less dangerous atmosphere and totally understand not wanting critters under your deck!

Have a GREAT July! And emoticon for sharing!
Gaye

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LADYRH 7/7/2014 6:53AM

    Karen they are beautiful to see but not under you deck, your plan sounds good.

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ZEEDRA 7/7/2014 5:52AM

    Quite a story, Karen. And you handled it so well. You could run a natural field guide group.
(I think that's what you call it)


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KAYYVAUGHN 7/7/2014 5:26AM

    I agree that it's time to call someone where the fox will be safe. Also we want you to be safe and get some sleep.

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ALICIA214 7/7/2014 12:57AM

 


Beautiful little animals aren't they? but not living under your home..


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BUTTONPOPPER1 7/7/2014 12:24AM

    I liked this blog--so vivid and a little suspenseful. And then I checked out your SparkPage and fell in love with your paintings. Wow!

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GORDON66 7/6/2014 11:02PM

  I seen a red fox in my back yard. Although I live in a suburb of Chicago, there's a forest preserve that isn't too far away, so we do get our share of critters.

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HISTOGUY 7/6/2014 10:35PM

    fox are rare to see, i've seen a few different types and always consider it a special opportunity to share nature in a different way. thanks for sharing your sighting with us!

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LWILKINS60 7/6/2014 10:16PM

    We have fox cut I rarely sorry them. I see the deer daily though!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/6/2014 10:04PM

    I love fox. We have a fox who has babies every year under our rural post office. They are so cute.

We have a raccoon coming to eat my turtle food. Cute little devil. Loves fruit - especially bananas. LOL.

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Get REAL!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Real Food, that is.

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 6/5/2014 9:04PM

    emoticon That is such a good reminder for us.

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ZEEDRA 6/4/2014 4:10PM

    I'm trying to subscribe to your blogs.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/30/2014 11:49AM

    Great quote!!! And so true. If only we could turn back the clock 100 years and rethink what we are doing to our food.

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GAYLLYNNE 5/30/2014 8:56AM

    Oh yes, I agree too!

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-BLESSINGS- 5/30/2014 8:34AM

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~Wishing you a FUNtastic Friday & Weekend~
~BLESSings ALLways ~Deby

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 5/30/2014 8:33AM

    This is so true. Unfortunately a lot of people don't even count calories.Here's to our HEALTH. emoticon

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GORDON66 5/30/2014 8:28AM

  Amen to that!

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THINFITFEMINIST 5/30/2014 8:18AM

    emoticon Can I say AMEN!!!

Wow, it is soooo refreshing for someone else other than myself and a few of my SparkFriends stating "nutritional facts"!! Thank you!

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MARYJOANNA 5/30/2014 7:59AM

  We really need to read ingredients more than calories.

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Laugh a little!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I like to step on the scale with all my clothes on. That way I can decide how much they weigh!

Karen

  
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ZEEDRA 5/29/2014 7:03PM

    Just found this. I don't get notices. I loved it when I saw it on your Status, Karen.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/23/2014 9:06AM

    ROFLMBO!! I have heavy clothes.

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NOMIS1 5/23/2014 8:19AM

    Very good.

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LADYRH 5/23/2014 5:40AM

    emoticon Thanks Karen for the chuckle

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GABY1948 5/22/2014 5:01PM

    Oh, I LOVE this! At first I thought you were NUTS! But I only get on the scale with DH doing the weighing and I don't want to know! emoticon

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WIFE48 5/22/2014 12:29PM

    emoticon Good way to think of it!!

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