Saturday, September 10, 2016

MEANWHILE HERE IN THE HOOD

A short eight hour drive away--the world is filled with the devastation caused by the havoc flood waters created-

BUT

Here in the hood life goes on

The Chat Room has blown up this week

with reports of the sparse leavings of the remains

of a cat or two being found



Some think it must be a fox


Others think it is coyotes



HERE I WAS

Thinking I lived in the city


The melee fray free for all discussion

has centered around what to do about the pests

I am thinking--we are in Texas--there are horses

why not a good old fashioned fox hunt.


Perhaps that might wreck havoc

on the traffic problem


The former rancher turned Hoodite

suggested poison.

This immediately drew fire 

from the Hood based SPCA.

Something about poisoning the dogs & children

who are domesticated  (I reserve my opinion on the children)


I guess that leaves out my sure and quick solution.

These people would NOT appreciate my skills at pest hunting!


That leaves--live traps and relocation.

They don't seem to realize here in the hood there is a vacuum effect with live trapping

For every one you trap---two more move in.


MY FAVORITE RESPONSE

was the hoodite who said,

"THIS IS TEXAS- FENCE EM IN OR FENCE EM OUT!"

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A PIECE OF GOOD NEWS

A neighbor donated a back stop

to the neighborhood park.


LET THE FALL GAMES BEGIN!

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STILL LIVING LIFE LARGE

HERE IN THE HOOD

5 comments:

  1. loveeeeeeee your answer....people must realize that surbia/the burbs is the problem...the wildlife have no place to go...(sliding off the soap box). I, for one, like big open spaces to live and roam....lolol

    ANYWAYS, love the post, Lulu...keeping those in Louisiana in prayer.

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    1. They have done a good job here of maintaining green space--including the Trinity River trail which is very close to The Hood. I must admit-I miss those big open spaces! Prayer is the most important thing we can do for those affected by the flood!
      Weekend Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. Has no one thought of putting notices saying "Foxes and coyotes keep out"? I had a problem with neighbours cats visiting my garden and leaving their souvenirs. I put a few notices in my garden saying "Cats Keep Out". Now when I'm out in the garden at night I keep tripping on the notices and falling flat on my face. The noise and swearing than ensues scares the cats away.

    Praying for Louisiana; and you too Lulu.

    God bless.

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    1. I failed to address the flinging of verbage about your cat using my yard as his litter box, Victor. Perhaps a sign or two could come in handy--at a minimum they could become weapons to bash the varmints with! Thank you for the continued prayers for LA--recovery will be a long process.
      Blessings, My Friend!

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    2. My cat? How can my cat go all the way to your garden/yard? He can't even swim, let alone cross the pond that is between us. And even if he did, he'd probably be totally constipated holding it in all the way to your garden. I guess it's the cat that belongs to my neighbour that does it in your garden. Either that or foxes and coyotes who cannot read. My cat is well trained and goes to the toilet and flushes it afterwards. Just like Robert De Niro's cat in Meet the Fockers.

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