Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wildlife Report from Titusville

Hello everyone,

We just came home today after our week in the country and I am taking over the keyboard to report on some of the interesting stuff we did while we were there. We just love the country because we get to run around the big yard we have and search for all the good smells that are there. We knew the deer had been there while we were gone because they left behind lots off little piles of doo doo for us to smell. And one morning we got up and looked out the side window to find them over at our salt lick.

Look at the 3 of them just standing there acting like they own the place. I mean, really, if Dewey would have seen them, he would have gone nuts and they would have gone on their way. So Mom didn't let him see them.

And here's a better shot of the 3 deer and the salt lick. I bet now that we are gone again, they are back there every day.
Now my Mom was really busy working on her rock gardens and when she picks up rocks to rearrange them, she sometimes sees snakes under the rocks. Mom sure is afraid of snakes but I always try to help her out by taking care of them so that they don't scare her anymore. I helped her get rid of two of them. How do I do that? When she calls me, "Snake, Asta, snake!!!!!", I come running and grab the snake and shake it and shake it and shake it. The snake usually falls apart and then I get to show it to Dewey and Toby and we all get to roll on it. Do you see the snake by my feet? He was already soundly shaken and pretty well dead and is upside down.
Mom picked him up on the rock so you could get a better idea of what a monster he was before I got to him with my shaking technique. That's his underside you are looking at. It's a good thing I help my Mom cause she would really be afraid to work in her garden.
We got my Mom a little help with her mind and we have lots more to show you but that will be later on in the week.

We hope that all the Moms out there had a really great Mother's Day. I know that I did.....I spent it with my Mom and with my little boy child, Dewey. And I guess I should also mention that Toby, the red-headed step-child of mine was also around for the occasion. It is aways a great day when you spend it with family.

See you all later...

Asta Marie, always a Mother, Reportin'........


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

My Mom saw the title of this post and got all excited - woulda thought I said cookie or car ride! Our other house with the real big big yard is in Mims which is right next to Titusville. I KNOW she was thinking WFT Meetup - until she realized it wasn't our Titusville.....

My snakes are all black. I was trying to get one once that had a bright collor around its neck but Daddy was hollering at me so much I stopped. Seems it was poisonous!!!

Bussie Kissies

Penny & Poppy said...

That snake is very scary looking! It's a good thing you took care of it for your mom! Our mom is only afraid of 4 kinds of snakes...big ones, little ones, live ones and dead ones!

Poppy & Penny

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG, you guys are mom's heros! She HATES snakes and she always says the best kind of snake is a dead snake! Mom smiled looking at the picture of the dead snake! hehehe

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Asta Marie
You awe soooo bwve..I don't know what I would do wif a snake..pleez be caweful so you don't get bitten..I hope you and youw Mom had a gweat Mother's day!!! You awe such a wondewful mothew to Dewey and pwotective and fun...youw little boys looked fabulous at the pawty, and they bof danced wif me, which was waised them vewy well..handsome and polite
smoochie kisses
pee wewe vewy bootiful and looked like a young giwl not a Mommi at all

Koobuss said...

Asta Marie,

Phew!! That snake picture is enough to give me the willies. You are such a hero!!

Years ago, we had a green snake living under our deck, but that was way before my time. I'm glad that I never see him.

Your sons are smart not to mess with you. Anyone who can kill a snake like you do deserves tons of respect. Way to go!!

Welcome back! Glad you are home. Missed ya.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,


Hi there Asta Marie,

Me & Jody was really roaching. The Mommy won't let do nasty poopoo near the porch. We had a great time!! I can't wait for June to get here cause then me and Jody will have a really fun time since he won't have to be caged then. Me told his parents that they could stay away as lonbg as they want.

Love ya all lots...Mona

Momo & Pinot said...

Wow, these deer look so cute! Very nice shots!

Momo & Pinot

William Tell said...

I showed a pygmy rattlesnake to My Boy once, he chopped it so hard with a rake that he even buried it when he was done. I didn't get to roll on that one.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Noah the Airedale said...

Blimey you killed a snake Asta brave. We have lots of snakes in Australia but most are poisonous.
Sounds like you had a great mothers day with your family.

Hugs & tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Sparky said...

Wow... You must be pretty good at saving your human Mom from snakes! Do the snakes taste good? I rolled in a dead snake once, but that was on the other side of the country... There's no snakes over here...


Eric said...

Momi has gone rushing away from the pooter screaming her head off for some reason so I wasn't able to read all you postie about the
Sssssssssssssnakes, sssssorry. I'm ssssssssssure it was very interesting.

What's a salt lick?

Wiry wags, Eric x (for Asta Marie)

Jake of Florida said...

Great report Asta Marie. Like our wirey pal and fellow South Floridian, we got really excited when we saw the title of your post 'cause Titusville is not too far from us -- comparatively speaking!!

We're not too big on snakes -- or at least our Mom isn't We don't know how we'd react since we've never seen one.

Anyway, glad you had a cool country experience!

Wirey woofs!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Asta...oh my...ya shook a snakie?? Hmm...we've never seen one, but we bet Mumsie would scream like the dickens if she found on in the yard!!! Good work, Girl...ur a fab gambler and a snake ridder....

Sounds like you had a fab time at ur cabin!!!!!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh our dawgness,
We get snakes too! Mama won't let us grab them though. The ones are the normal garder snakes, but we also get big bull snakes & big brown snakes. The brown snakes can bite you & make your blog NOT clot. Ewwwwwwwh! We're glad you get to attack those nasty things. Have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Agatha and Archie said...

WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are sooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky! PL2 grabbed me away too fast to be able to do that And PL2 said there is NO WAY she would be able to garden there(unless she had you there!!) Love A+A

Jackson said...

Hey pals, I've never seen a snake or a deer. I guess I'm deprived or something! J x