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Have you been in a situation that's not funny at all but you got the Giggles and you just couldn't stop laughing......

Hubby and I were putting corrugated steel on garage roof. He was on roof of course and I was sliding sheets up to him. Well I noticed the sheets looked dirty so I did what any good wife would do...I started washing them. Well I then slid one up to him and he attached it then stood up and didnt even get the full sentence out "you really shouldn't get those weeeeeeet" and he came flying off the roof and landed in the middle of the yard.....He flew 😳 I was horrified but for some reason the look on his face when he jumped up set me to giggling and I couldnt stop, we both ended up laying on the ground laughing so hard till one of our neighbors came over to make sure we were okay.....And that was the day I accidentally almost killed my hubby.
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Reading the posts about oppossums. Reminded me of how I came to volunteer at the wildlife rescue i was volunteering at. My dog had rolled a mama opossum who had four clinging babies. She left two of them behind, so I searched for a place to take them. My vet recommended a place up here that rescues, rehabs, then releases. Ended up volunteering for 13 years, every weekend, and 20-30 hours during the week. And, did you know that a family of opossums can eat 70,000 ticks in one season? Gypsy, you are so funny!
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Sam wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Reading the posts about oppossums. Reminded me of how I came to volunteer at the wildlife rescue i was volunteering at. My dog had rolled a mama opossum who had four clinging babies. She left two of them behind, so I searched for a place to take them. My vet recommended a place up here that rescues, rehabs, then releases. Ended up volunteering for 13 years, every weekend, and 20-30 hours during the week. And, did you know that a family of opossums can eat 70,000 ticks in one season? Gypsy, you are so funny!
Hi Sam
That's alot of ticks ❗❗ and I knew they ate them but didnt know that it could be that many. 😊
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Post by Rolltide » 1 week ago

Here's my possum story. First time I saw one was after a few months when I moved here, was going to put full garbage bag into trash can on porch, and it was dusk already, and I heard this terrible hissing like noise, made me jump out of my skin. Little did I know, but a possum was next to garbage can and I walked out so quick, where I was then standing, I had cornered it. Never corner a possum lol. I ran back in house and turned the porch light on. I believe the smell of garbage in that can drew the possum. So now I just tie up bags tightly and keep them in the laundry room until garbage day so I don't attract them. Also once during storm last year, I heard a thud on roof, then rolling. I was terrified, thought something, maybe hail or limb, struck roof and did damage. I turned on porch lights and went outside. There was a very white looking possum out in the yard and it was running towards the house straight at me. I started screaming, and it did not change course until the last minute, it went to side and ran through car port and around to the back. Once since then, I have seen it on the back at night walking up next to the house like it was a pet dog or something, blew my mind. I opened the back door, looked at him, he looked at me, and just STOOD there calmly, then he went on. As far as my black kitty goes, I believe she puts him on the run probably, when it comes down to it. So, guess I have pet possum too, but don't see it around anymore and it may have died because it was definitely older.

I was always more of a dog person, but have had a few cats. Their names were Smokey, Meowma, Panama, and Precious Moments. Dogs names were Blackie, Rock and Margaret (weiner dogs), Tiny (chihuahua), Angie (poodle), Eric, Dale and Princess (Jack Russells).
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Post by Blossom » 1 week ago

Rolltide wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:25 am
Here's my possum story. First time I saw one was after a few months when I moved here, was going to put full garbage bag into trash can on porch, and it was dusk already, and I heard this terrible hissing like noise, made me jump out of my skin. Little did I know, but a possum was next to garbage can and I walked out so quick, where I was then standing, I had cornered it. Never corner a possum lol. I ran back in house and turned the porch light on. I believe the smell of garbage in that can drew the possum. So now I just tie up bags tightly and keep them in the laundry room until garbage day so I don't attract them. Also once during storm last year, I heard a thud on roof, then rolling. I was terrified, thought something, maybe hail or limb, struck roof and did damage. I turned on porch lights and went outside. There was a very white looking possum out in the yard and it was running towards the house straight at me. I started screaming, and it did not change course until the last minute, it went to side and ran through car port and around to the back. Once since then, I have seen it on the back at night walking up next to the house like it was a pet dog or something, blew my mind. I opened the back door, looked at him, he looked at me, and just STOOD there calmly, then he went on. As far as my black kitty goes, I believe she puts him on the run probably, when it comes down to it. So, guess I have pet possum too, but don't see it around anymore and it may have died because it was definitely older.

I was always more of a dog person, but have had a few cats. Their names were Smokey, Meowma, Panama, and Precious Moments. Dogs names were Blackie, Rock and Margaret (weiner dogs), Tiny (chihuahua), Angie (poodle), Eric, Dale and Princess (Jack Russells).
You know the saying 'playing possum'? I've yet to see one do that but I have more than once, seen them act ferocious. I've watched them on my porch & suddenly that nose goes up & then they high tail it because all of a sudden another one appears. Had one snarling & carrying on while chasing another one. They were so focused I almost got run over! Mating or territorial, either way don't want to be in their path! I think they're abit unpredictable!
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Well it has been a bit of an interesting day. Wednesday is my grocery shopping day and since I didn't want to get mugged for my coffee or something I arranged for a ride. Big mistake. Got there and walked back out to my friend's car with my three heavily laden bags. I thought since I wasn't walking I should get the BIG bag of potatoes, a gallon of milk instead of a quart, etc. I get in the car. Clickclickclick. The engine is definitely not turning over. Battery problem? I check the posts--snug fit and fairly clean. I check the terminal connections--they're tight. What could it be? It seems the driver had sat with the car off, but the lights on and the radio going for the entire 50 minutes I was in the cattle shute lines-6 ft-apart-deal in the store. Used my cell phone to call for aid and ended up limping my way home while playing the ultimate beast of burden. I just can't catch a break with both hands and a butterfly net!

Ta ta! Off for more adventures.
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Washington State Update:

Once again no update as once again the Dept of Heath's site is down "due to ongoing difficulties with this site current figures are not available at this time".

OK, maybe I don't really want to know anyhow.
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Post by Blossom » 1 week ago

JewelryQueen wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:51 am
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Well it has been a bit of an interesting day. Wednesday is my grocery shopping day and since I didn't want to get mugged for my coffee or something I arranged for a ride. Big mistake. Got there and walked back out to my friend's car with my three heavily laden bags. I thought since I wasn't walking I should get the BIG bag of potatoes, a gallon of milk instead of a quart, etc. I get in the car. Clickclickclick. The engine is definitely not turning over. Battery problem? I check the posts--snug fit and fairly clean. I check the terminal connections--they're tight. What could it be? It seems the driver had sat with the car off, but the lights on and the radio going for the entire 50 minutes I was in the cattle shute lines-6 ft-apart-deal in the store. Used my cell phone to call for aid and ended up limping my way home while playing the ultimate beast of burden. I just can't catch a break with both hands and a butterfly net!

Ta ta! Off for more adventures.
How awful! Was help on the way?
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Post by JewelryQueen » 1 week ago

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To all you pet owners out there who think your furry friends don't have middle names, they do. It's "neeme", or pronounced that way anyway as it is spelled NMI which stands for no middle initial and used when one doesn't have a middle name.
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Post by JewelryQueen » 1 week ago

@Blossom

Yes. After I schlepped my grub home I got Mike, my roomie, to go down and jump the car They brought it back here where he put it on the battery charger. Mike beat the other help as we're only 3 blocks from the store. All's well that ends well, as I didn't get mugged but did get my exercise.
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