Friday, July 20, 2012

Braveheart

Good Cod, I'm about to go out of my mind!

There's too much cleaning, scrubbing, packing, tossing (fortunately not any of us, hehe) as we started preparing the house for sale this week. In the middle of all that, we had a shock!

It was a few days ago.

Tinker had posted himself in front of the blue cube in the computer room. It sat empty, but he wouldn't move..




Mom Julie thought nothing of it. He always sets himself somewhere, pretends to watch something and then goes off to Dreamland.

Not this time.

Eyes big as saucers, he was frozen in place.



 Then, Mom Julie decided to move the cube.

Dun-dun-dun-dun...

Holy ***XX@@@@SSS**%%!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a SNAKE!!

IN THE HOUSE!!

"Pardon me, boys, is that the cat that took the choo-choo?"


OMC--how did he get in??

He was just a little guy, but he was long, and squiggly and SCARY!!

What to do??

Mom Julie took off the screen to the window, opened it, put a sock over her hand (you can't make this stuff up), and picked him up and flung him outside.

Just a garter snake, but still a shock to see him in the house. Fortunately, there are no poisonous snakes in Maine, but the ones that are around, you don't want to get on their bad side..:)

Now she's worried about him. She hopes he's going to be okay. Sheesh.

The Big Puss made up a story that he chased the snake away, but I know the truth!

Fibber!!

All for this week, my furriends,

Tom "sure glad I dodged that one" the Church Cat





34 comments:

FURKIDSMOM said...

We'll be right back.....we have to go get smelling salts for Mom!! She freaked out when she saw that picture!!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Yeeeek. Thankfully it wasn't a poisonous snake. And golly, your Mom had time to take photos?

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww wow!! Awwww hope the snake is ok too!! They are very pretty in their own reptilian way! Awwww but WELL SPOTTED Tinker!!! Yay!! Good luck with the packing! Take care
x

Mariodacat said...

Good grief, you certainly do lead an exciting life. M said if she found a snake in our house, she'd be moving out right then and there without furniture. She thinks Julie was very very brave to pick up that snake with only a sock on her hand. icky!!!Now, did I miss something? Are you moving pal?

Cat said...

Shocking indeed!!! Lucky your mum is cool in a crisis :-)

Angel MoMo's mom said...

JUMP!!! That's scary!!! Just as well no one was hurt. Phew!

Hannah and Lucy said...

If that snake had been found here Mum would have been running down the road screaming her head off! Your Mom was very, very brave.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fisher and Staff said...

Tinker the Protector, what a cat. I am afraid we would be packed and moved out and then send someone for the cat and cube. I will have nightmares tonight. - staff

Repositório said...

Oh My godnessssssss!

Random Felines said...

aww geez - now mom is all weirded out.....

she has learned - cats staring into corners or behind something can never end well. :)

Good job Tinker!!!

~*Connie*~ said...

oh my cod indeed!! (is it wrong that I can't stop laughing - mostly because it didn't happen to me)

Good job Tinker!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, OMC! Our human would have FREAKED. It was enough to have that Eastern Milksnake in our garden a few summers ago...but a snake in the house?!

Our mom's not afraid of snakes (the benign ones, she means), but there's no way on this earth she wants one in the house. LOL.

Well done to you and to Julie!

Tamago said...

Oh nooooo snake in the house!! How scary! Glad it is not poisonous. I wonder how he got in the house, too.
Maybe Tinker chased it away in his dreamland :-)

Cathy Keisha said...

You're selling the church?? Whoa! See my peeps ignore me when I stare at something but then they found out we had all kinds of moths. That'll teach them to ignore me.

Brian said...

WOW, that would have been so much fun!

Sparkle said...

A garter snake - how awesome! My human recognized it right away, since she had a few as pets when she was a kitten. I wish we had that type of excitement here - except the main snakes here are rattlers, and you DEFINITELY don't want those in or near your house!

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

OMC!OMC!!OMCOD!!!!!!,,,Da mom jus Freaked see da picture!! if da dad weren't her , she thinkz (after da shock ov see the thing!) she would have thrown a box or sumthin ofur it and called da police to get it owt!!! 2 thingz mom can't stand! SNAKEZ & RATZ! EWWWWWWW! :o
We mus say after seein da mom'z reaction in jus seeing da picture ov da snake ,,, your mom iz furry calm & collected ^..^ Whoa! dat sure musta been a Shocker....... Glad it waz only a garter snake.
Good Boy Tinker! ^.,^
Purrz~ ♥♥xoxo♥♥

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Ok, now I see why you're moving!!! OMC!!! Now I've got the heebie jeebies!
Thank Cod for Tinker!
Whenever one of my cats look at something or nothing that long, I know there's something there.. Usually it's a bug, but now I'm gonna be freaking thinking snake all the time!!
I have to go shutter now...

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh MAN! We bet he woulda tasted Just Like Chikkun!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Way to go, Tinker. You noo there was something back there.

ABBY said...

Good for your Tinker.
You stood guard and that snake wouldn't move.
We had a snake in our house, unfortunately it was poisonous.
Mom (yep MOM) killed it and saved all of us kitties.
(long story)

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Oui Oui said...

Our mom likes snakes cause they eat things she doesn't like, like mousies. But that's why she has us we thought!

BTW, Lewes DE is pretty cool. We like to go to the beach there at Cape Henlopen. You can see WWII gun bunkers along the beach and concrete observation towers used to look for U boats. Its a pleasant day trip for us.

The Island Cats said...

OMC! Our mom woulda freaked out if she saw that snake in the house!!

Karen Jo said...

Way to go Tinker! My Mom likes snakes, but she sure wouldn't want one in the house. I am glad that your Mom just put it outside. Garter snakes are good for the garden. They eat the bugs that eat the flowers and veggies. I hope your move isn't too much of a hassle.

Herman

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, good job, Tinker! Way to let everyone know that you had a snake in your house. Mom Julie ... we're impressed by your resourceful use of that sock. And we're sure the snake will be okay. :)

Hope the house sells quickly, and that all is well.

Hugs to you all!!!

The Cat From Hell said...

That makes me laughs! My Daddy is a scared of snakes and my Hissy Old Licorice used to bring them in the house just so he could see Daddy scream! Mommy is not afraid of snakes though, she always picks them up and takes them outside.
Kisses
Nellie

Team Tabby said...

Good for Tinker for pointing out that you had an introoder snake in your house!

We have those too, but they are outside in the garden thankfully.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Good time to sell the house with Mr. Nasty Snake living there. EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK! I don't like the snakes. Is he staying with the new owners when they buy?
Thanks for stopping by and leaving the mom birthday wishes for her special day!

rumpydog.com said...

Oh my Dog! What high drama!!!!

Marg said...

MOL, laughing at Furkidsmom comment. Our Mom hates snakes too. What a good boy Tinker to alert everyone that the snake was there. It is just amazing what cats can hear and see. Thanks for your good wishes for Mahoney. We are going this afternoon to the vet.

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Shaggy and Scout said...

Aiiieeeee! You skeered us when we scrolled down from the one picture and the snake was in the next one!!!
THAT'S "just a little guy?"
Snakie prolly was all confused at being inside, and that was good quick thinking by mom Julie!
Tinker you are a good house sentry!

The Chair Speaks said...

Thank you for visiting us and sending prayers, kind thoughts and purrs. We love you. Purrs!

sagechronicles said...

Snakes alive! Not something I'd like to see in my house either!