Monday, May 18, 2009

They're Back!!!!

There are a lot of reasons why we don't have a dog.... a whole list!

One of the main reasons we don't have a dog is that they POOP in your yard and then you have to pick it up - yuck!!!! That is the only reason I need for not having dog! Oh yeah and then there is the fact that they make me SNEEZE!

Well for the last two weeks, each and every morning we have found one or two piles of POOP right in the MIDDLE of our backyard - and we don't have a dog!

We tried to figure out how the dog was getting in - we barricaded the gate on one side, we covered up a hole in the fence they could possibly get through and we still found POOP every morning on the lawn!

This weekend I was at the beach - enjoying this......

Scrapbooking at the beach with this view! And it was perfect weather - in the 70's and no wind. Heaven!

And in the evening we got to look at this.....

I got to do this while Jim was home picking up POOP!

I mentioned to the ladies I was scrapbooking with about our POOP problem! One of the gals said - it sounds like you have raccoons. We hadn't even considered raccoons - not knowing how big raccoon POOP can be (the size of a medium dog according to my friend) Sorry if this is getting a little too gross for you......

Given our history with raccoons I figured this could be a real possibility so I called Jim and let him know.

We left a few eggs out near the spot where the mystery animal likes to do his business to see what would happen - we learned with our last raccoon episode that they like eggs! Sure enough this morning the eggs were eaten (along with two fresh piles of POOP! - so off we go to borrow the raccoon traps again!! Maybe we have two raccoons!

Kid update:

Logan called via Skype this morning from Finland. He sounds tired. They are having an amazing time. The tour planner( Logan) really planned a full tour so they are running very hard. Some time for sightseeing but not alot. Logan actually called our home phone through his computer using Skype - yea for technology. They return to the US on Thursday. He will recover in Provo for about 5 days and then be home for a week - yeah! Can't wait to have everyone home - as Jack Johnson says "It's always better when we're together!!"

There are several video clips of some of their community outreach performances on the YA blog - check them out.

Clark: - is enduring working at Costco. He is busy planning his European adventure and every day seems to add a new country to his list - think he will be visiting 15 different countries. Greece was just added. He has been on several dates since he has been home.

Cali - is enjoying working at the UPS Store. She only works about 18 hours a week so is hoping to pick up a few nannying jobs too. She is having fun hanging out with Hannah and working out at the gym. She is also having fun reconnecting with high school friends as they return home from college.

Tessa - is still in school. She is busy at ballet getting ready for their Spring recital. She also had a fun weekend attending the Taylor Swfit concert with a friend.


Emily said...

We have the a similar problem. Only we know that the poop is from all the dogs in the neighborhood that their owners just let them roam all day and night long! I wish we could borrow a trap too. Our solution, is to put the poop back in their yard. Does anyone else wonder why we get the cops called on us?

So glad you had beautiful weather at the beach!

Tamara said...

Glad you got to get away at the beach. Hope you catch the culprits soon. My sentiments exactly about why NOT TO HAVE A DOG. Goodness, only 24 days and we get to see you. Wish you were here to help me get better organized with my packing and all. Busy week with the dinner and auction and garage sale next week. Everyone loves the announcements--pick them up at Costco today and my goal is to get them out tomorrow. THANKS FOR BEING YOU AND INSPIRING ALl THE REST OF US TO BE AND DO BETTER!

Dave Wilkes said...

Racoons, whew. I was afraid that Clark had started sleep walking...