As they say, "Never a Dull Moment..." boy does that ring true, even at 3 a.m.! This past evening, we were all sleeping so peacefully, when our ferocious (not really) collie dogs started barking in high pitched tones. I knew, that type of bark, meant something was terribly wrong!! So, being the mom I am, I got up to check it out -- Farmer Don slept peacefully on!! I turned on the light to see that they were after something that looked like a HUGE gray cat...so I stuck my head out the back door and said, "Hey guys, leave it alone, calm down..." when all of a sudden, I heard this noise behind my head...it was a scratching sound...I turned my head around only to find a raccoon hanging on the eves-spout!! NOW...needless to say, I screamed, and I am sure he screamed!
We live on the prairie, and there are not a lot of mature trees yet, so finding a raccoon hanging on our eves-pout spout was quite startling!! I am not sure if my screaming or the dogs did it...but everyone woke up...all 6 of us. In trying to find a game plan as to how to get the critter off the house, we were all fumbling around because we had been sleeping, but brave Farmer Don ended up opening the door just a bit and knocked it off with the broom. Boy, did he growl and hiss! Try going back to sleep after all that excitement! (SMILES)