A little over a week ago, while I was sitting in physical therapy waiting on Taylor, I got a phone call from home. It was Thomas calling to tell me that Zaida had gotten a hold of something and killed it (I will spare you the details) and he was not sure what it was, but that it was big. When I got home and took a good look (Taylor said it was a grizzly bear! Actually it was a big groundhog!) Zaida then took off with it. Later that day, I asked her where it was and she took me down the front field to show me. She had buried it, but then dug it up to show me. Lovely! She then took it up to my garden and tried to bury it there. When I told her that it was TOO BIG to bury under MY ZUCCHINI PLANT she took it up into the woods. When Brian got home, I was outside telling him about it and out of the blue from behind the barn came Zaida with that thing in her mouth AGAIN so that she could show him her prize!
(In the picture you can see how big it is and that it was ALL she could carry!)
Now the story leads to yesterday. Brian and the boys had gone over to the other farm. I was reading the Sunday newspaper at the table when I spotted a little furry thing in the back yard. Oh how cute! I ran and grabbed my camera and ran out onto the back porch. It was already headed around front, so I went back through the house and out onto the front porch. Oliver (also known as "Olllie" or "The Wong") was lounging on the front porch in the sun. I looked down and there IT was in the mulch! Oh how cute and sweet it seemed!
And it was a bit of a stare down for a minute or two.
Until the sweet little groundhog jumped up on the steps! Yikes!
And turned to look at "The Wong"!
It was at this point that I was a little worried and was thinking that I might have to jump up on the rocking chair. I noticed the toenails on that thing and thought the rocking chair may not be a good idea and it might climb up and eat me!
I stopped to take one last picture and quickly ran inside the front door, leaving "The Wong" to fend for himself! (Sorry, Wong!)
It was at this point when I guess the cat scared the critter and he ran down the steps and down the front yard. BUT Zaida had already come around the house to see what was going on and spotted the critter. I yelled for the little ground hog to run, but he must have not heard me or thought I was kidding!