Monday, March 17, 2008


I totally forgot to blog about Saturday morning!

So, I’m sleeping soundly on Saturday morning around 8 o’clock and I start hearing a lot of racket down stairs. Jim comes up into the bedroom and says in a very stern, deep, serious voice, “I need you to get up NOW”. I’m like, geez, ok – but I knew something was up because he never talks like that.
I follow him downstairs into the kitchen where it’s a total wreck. There are million things out on the counter, a ladder and a step stool in the middle of the kitchen, flashlights out, and the cabinets above the stove are open.
He tells me to see if I can figure out what’s making this noise – We both think it’s a bird but it could be a bat or a rat… He opens the silver tubing that goes to the vent hood and I see some claws come out. Yep, it’s definitely a bird... or a rat or a bat. I don’t want any of the three in my house. I run upstairs and get a net. Steffi senses something is wrong and starts to wimper and gets in our way. Jim puts the net next to the vent tubing and we see that it’s a bird. Whew. Well the bird gets away and zoomss throughout the house with three maniacal dogs terrorizing it – upstairs, downstairs and upstairs again whilst we’re screaming NO NO NO!! The petrified bird finally flies to the window on the landing and gets behind the blinds. Jim opens the window slowly and I push the screen out setting the panic-stricken sparrow free. I know that’s one happy bird to get out of our wild house! What an intense morning.


Troy and Rachel said...

Too funny!!! We had a beagle that would chase birds and she got a baby one time when it fell out of our tree. Of course I screamed no no no also and thankfully she let it go and it survived. What a crazy morning and being woken up like that is never fun. Glad it worked out and the little birdie is free!

Nancy said...

Whoa! I think I'd freak out with a bird in the house! It makes the cricket from the other night seem pretty tame! I hope you all are doing well!

Adrienne and Jim said...

Oh my gosh!! What a crazy morning! This happened to me while babysitting one time in a very very very nice home, and I was trying to keep from panicking as I got the bird out of the house, which had 10 foot ceilings, while keeping two children under 2 IN the house! I'm glad you were able to get the little bird out without too much trauma (on either side!)!

Susan & Randy said...

That's just God getting you ready for how a morning with kids running around is going to sound like! :-)

We had a hummingbird get in the house before and we ended up opening a window and putting a red shirt just outside the window so it would fly towards the red and it worked.

Michael and Carrie said...

That's hilarious! :) I'm glad you were finally able to get the bird out of your house! I bet it was really funny to watch your dogs go crazy around the bird!

Becky and Keith said...

I laughed out loud at the visual you created!! I'm so glad you were able to get the bird out - I would have been freaking out! :-)

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