Sunday, August 2, 2009

Caught in a Trap........a Mouse Trap.......

Hey there........all ya bloggies....

We know that we've been outta touch lately but we've been at the cottage again.....'n we still have dialup there but DSL is comin' soon so we may not always be apologizin' after every trip.

We're about to have earthdog tests again in August and so Gram 'n Pap thought we might like ta practice a bit. There are a lot of mice in the garage at the cottage....'n they'll do a peck 'o damage ta the tractor 'n ATVs if we let 'em stay.

So, Pap made a mouse trap that can catch the buggers......'n keep 'em alive til we can try ta catch 'em like we were real earthdogs. Heck....we are REAL EARTHDOGS !!!!!!


There's a ramp goin' up ta the rim of the 5 gallon bucket so the mice don't have ta jump up...they can just walk........there's a rod through the bucket with a soda can (here we really say "POP" but not everyone does so we'll call it soda taday).....'n on the soda can there's peanut butter spread all over cause mice just love peanut butter. The mice walk up the ramp......jump on the can ta get the peanut butter......the can spins....and the mouse lands down in the bottom of the bucket.....'n he can't get out.

Cool, isn't it ????? And it works swell too !!!!!

Pap caught mice fer us just about every day we were there.......'n this is what the little guys looked like before Pap let 'em loose.......

Now I tell ya that bugger ran inta the pipe and just wouldn't come out....'n we knew that he was in there.......'n we wanted him ta come out..........well, take a look.......

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Pap got a stick 'n pushed the silly mouse outta the pipe and my Mom pounced on 'em. She shakes 'n shakes them til they don't move anymore.......me ????? I still thought the bugger was in the pipe.....that's why my Mom is a better earthdog than I am.

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That bucket still had lots of mouse smells on it 'n I figured that I could rip it apart..........turns out that I couldn't but I still had fun...fun...fun....my Mom got a bit testy with Toby cause he was gettin' in her way........that bark of hers will drive ya nuts.....fer sure.....yes siree......

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We have lots more ta show ya but ya would be bored if we put anymore in this post. But we did think ya might want ta see what the cottage looks like since Pap got the porch roof pretty much finished....there's still a bit more ta do but fer the most part it's done.....'n Gram has 'er porch swings up and workin' too......we sure love it.......( biggify it if ya like ta)

We'll catch ya all later........we promise.......


This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on Pap's special mouse trap....'n the real earthdogs......