animal stories back home

Rob and I arrived back in Minneapolis around 4am today. My son left on his long drive to LA for his first post-college internship around 6am.

I slept after that for a few hours.

When I came downstairs with the idea of riding my bicycle to the grocery store, I was greeted in the kitchen by a particularly small chipmunk sitting on the edge of my dog's food dish! He had a piece of dog food between his little front paws and he was crunching away.

He saw me, dropped the dog food and ran under the stove.

I opened the door to the backyard and put the dog food dish out on the back porch.

Sure enough, when I pushed the stove a few inches away from the wall, the little guy high tailed it..literally...out the back door.

I don't know when or how he got in, but as much as I love chipmunks, I'm glad he's back to living outside.

Also, my dog Aidan isn't very good at protecting us from animals in the house.

A few months ago, maybe last Fall, I had the same back door open so that Aidan and I could go in and out freely and we were enjoying the nice morning when suddenly out of the corner of my eye I saw something dart past me on the main floor.

I decided it was my imagination since Aidan was dozing in his bed in the living room and he didn't make any noise.

When I went upstairs to use the bathroom though, I was truly shocked to see a big black cat staring right at me when I turned on the bathroom light.

The cat rushed past me and ran down the stairs.

Luckily I still had the back door held open. 

The cat ran out.

But through all of this, my dog Aidan was dozing on the love seat!

Oh brother.




Courtney June 24, 2018 @08:34 pm
Aidan thinks the mailman is trying to break into Rob's house and that the only reason the mailman has never broken in is because Aidan scares him away every single day.
Josephine Lane June 24, 2018 @05:52 pm
Aidan is really good at protecting you from the mailman though.
  • Leave a comment: