|"What are you doing, Cammie? Staring at the neighbors' house?"|
"No, Maggie. There's something down there!!!"
I knew there was something down there! Either on the lower deck or below the upper deck. But I knew it was down there!
Mom went down to the lower deck and couldn't find anything -- but she knew I was right. We Sibes always know these things!
I knew my involvement was necessary -- so I leapt into action:
|"Aunt Cammie! No! Don't do it!"|
"I have to handle this, Mags! I have to!"
I knew it was up to me! Mom couldn't find it (must be associated with her sense of direction...). Dad was out of town. Maggie is brave, but I must protect my puppy! Zim ... well, let's face it - Zim would make friends with it. I made my move!
|"Save yourself, Aunt Cam!"|
"Don't try to stop me you guys! Open the gate to the lower deck, Mom!"
"Aw, c'mon, Cam! Can't he just stay here?"
It took me no time whatsoever to locate the intruder!
By now, you might be wondering what was up there. Are you ready for this??? A SQUIRREL! Making his nest in our deck! A SQUIRREL!!!
|"You've got a lot of nerve, Squirrel! Now CLEAR OUT!"|
"I have your six if you need anything, Ca---oooh! Look! A leaf!"
It's gone now, and I had the situation well in hand. I was fully prepared to call in the big guns -- you know, Molly the Wally over in the UK -- but I took care of it. We are squared away!!!
What? Oh, fine. After Dad got back and our winds died down, he went up with a ladder and removed the nesting materials. But it was my idea AND I'm the one who found him. That squirrel KNOWS not to come back to Ao4 Headquarters!!!
Job well done!
PS: Speaking of Molly, she (and others) have been asking when I'm going to bring my Dear Cammie column back. We all put our heads together and have come up with a plan. Maggie will post about it tomorrow!