May 20, 2012

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
~Alexander Smith

Last night, Puccini chased a chipmunk into the house and behind the fridge. Joel tried and tried but the thing would NOT come out. We would hear it periodically gnawing on something back there (yikes!) and occasionally we could even see it with the flashlight, but it stayed back there, snug and cozy. And probably scared to death.

I posted about it on Facebook, and within minutes my neighbor came by with a squirrel trap. We set it in front of the fridge with lots of yummy peanut butter inside and hoped for the best.

When I took Pucci out for her morning wees around 6 am, there was no sign of the chipmunk. But, at 8 when Joel went in the kitchen to get breakfast going before church, he found the chippy in the trap. Sophia got her dream of "catching" a chipmunk (she chases them all the time)(maybe even more than Puccini does) and we let the thing go to freedom in the backyard. Puccini freaked out when she saw us let it go, but she thankfully did not chase it back in. And hopefully she never will again!

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