What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Pack Rat

By Creg

A few weeks ago I sent the kids to the shed that currently houses the baby goats (it's also used to store other items). I told them to get the can of bolts & wing nuts that go with our scaffolding. They came back saying it wasn't there, but I knew it was so I went to look myself. Sure enough, there was no sign of any of them. What could have happened? After several minutes of looking around I found one bolt in the far corner next to the can that held them. This was the beginning of a mystery. After digging a little in the dirt I found some more bolts & a few other items. All of a sudden a grey flash appeared out of the corner of my eye & I knew what I was up against. A pack rat! (All of the stuff in the picture was in his nest.) The body was 6 inches long & he was as quick as a chubby rat stuffed with goat food could be. Knowing I had to get rid of him I closed the door & went to get my pistol.
As I crept around slowly moving boards trying to find him, I cocked the hammer on my .22 ready to fire. Once he made a run for it, I shot & the next 45 seconds was like a cross between The Apple Dumpling Gang movie and a Tom & Jerry cartoon. I felt like Don Knotts trying to shoot a rat that was sticking his tongue out at me as he ran. It's a good thing I had a 6 shooter because I needed all 6 shots. I think the rat was laughing so hard he had to stop & catch his breath. That still moment was all I needed.
Commander Creg protects his house.

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