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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Pest Control

I have finally solved my rodent problem by at long last embracing cats. I guess I hadn’t written about it, but I was getting pretty tired of battling mice armed only with a hockey stick. So it's rather sudden, but my current estimate is that I have 34 or 35 mostly adorable felines draped all over the place in my home. And I'm totally letting my hair go, too, cultivating a sort of "Crazy Cat Lady" personae. Neighbours truly leave me alone now. It's kind of nice.

But I digress; something else has come up. For the last five nights, a "ship" has been hovering in the sky over my house. High in the sky, but directly above my house. I think it’s been showing up at about 2 or 3AM. It hovers and emits an eerie low hum together with some kind of smoke or steam, while unrecognizable bits of debris seem to almost dance around its circumference. Last night I finally got a picture of it (see above). As is so often the case in these instances, clarity and detail in the photo are somewhat lacking, but there’s no mistaking what it is. Let us not fuss over the quality of my camera lens in this difficult time.

The last couple of nights have seen me out in my yard cussing and throwing tomatoes and eggs up into the air, but it’s a pitiful effort, really. I am not getting anywhere near it. I fully expect that the occupants are laughing at me.

If any of you have had this problem and can offer advice, I would sincerely appreciate it.

Mother Mary Carol Anne.


Blogger Crabgrass said...

Do you have a slingshot?

12:16 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

You know I gave you the slingshot when you left home - it was the single item with which you were to make your way thru life.
I do, however, have the BB gun, and tonite, by the light of the moon, I shall attempt what you probably think is impossible-blow that f....r out of the sky!!
I will keep you informed.

1:16 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Oh Yes -

Did I mention that Siam has joined the team of 'mice stalkers',and has promised to leave the fish alone. To date, it has worked out quite well, altho he is an arrogant little bastard and thinks he is in charge. Well, somebody has to be!!!

1:21 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...


Is that the chocolate cake I send you for New Years Eve, and you turned it upside down? Yeah ... that's a picture alright, everything is upside down. Cats in charge and rules the world ... fishy isn't it?

Have a nice not mice week!!! :-)



2:02 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Oh, no, Anna-Lys. That does not look like a cake to me.

In fact, I know that it is not a cake.

Do you have upside-down flying cakes in Sweden? Can I have just a small serving of your drugs?

(kram) ;)

2:24 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

Smart move to get rid of neighbor’s, ha-ha. Hair does make miracles in a strange ways. As far as flying object, it could be a hat that some of Peter Pans buddies dropped on the way home after partying in Canada. Don’t even think that it could’ve been some kind UFO. I did it once...nobody believed me and I was pronounced lunatic.
Have a nice evening :-)

5:25 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

Hey, Mother Mary Carol Anne!
That most be you blowing a Licorice Root of bubble gum...*LOL*...

Now it's time for me to say adieu...maybe we can find other ways?
Thanks a lot for all your understanding in my english...*LOL*...


6:33 PM, January 21, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Hi Fancy -
You can still visit me here,where I can enjoy your comments -And soon,I hope, you will be able to come back to us with a new image. Otherwise, I will miss you-and who will I bother??
Take care -
kram - mca

12:56 PM, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

It certainly is a mystery to me -such strange sounds emitting from this 'thing'- not really music - but definitely a unique hummmmmmmmm!
The BB gun did nothing to help the situation-so on to Plan B - I'm going to clean out the garage, and burn everything, including my son's
1980 KTM enduro motorcycle,it's stand,all tools,decals,extra brakes,sprockets,all tools related to the above - paint cans, etc.,
there will be a tremendous explosion I am sure, hopefully bringing down the object. There will also be an ATV,complete with trailor,helmets,and riding suits.
It will be memorable,I'm sure.
If you want any of the above mentioned articles,please be here at 9:00 Am tomorrow -otherwise you are s..t out of luck.

1:07 PM, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Anna-lys -
I'm not really sure what the hell is out there, hovering above my house, maybe I'm destined to be the first Canadian to be captured by funky little men amd cloned in order that their species continue!!! If, in fact, they grab me,with my new image, I'll have them stop in Sweden and get you on board, and we can catch up on world affairs. Who knows, we may really like it in PECSA and decide to stay!!!
*Kram* mca

1:16 PM, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

OK Crabby -
I could use a little help here -
I'm burning your motorcycle and all things pertaining to same,creating a hugh inferno,which,I hope,will bring the damn thing down. If you played
"PSYCHO KILLER" during this event,using that loud amp of yours, I think we can persuade them to leave quietly. Otherwise - there will be hell to pay!!!

1:40 PM, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

A potato gun might work, especially if you put dry mustard on the spuds before shooting. Do you need instructions on how to build it?

3:23 PM, January 22, 2007  
Anonymous grasshopper.go said...

I know how you’re feeling, irritation doesn’t make it easier to do the job and solve the problem. I wonder, you’re repeatedly pointing out about the strange sounds (hummmmmm) coming down from that “thing”. I have to ask you; do you have mosque near by where you live? You know, the sound may travel in mysterious way and bounce from that thing right down to you. :-)About the “thing” getting down, did you ever contact the fire department?
As for the articles you generously offering to me, it’s tempting but unfortunately my private jet got a flat tire so there is no chance that I could have made it on time. :-)) Hope you’ll find some milder way then blasting a s..t out of it. Your neighbors might think it’s a terror attack and even sue you for that matter so be careful.

5:24 PM, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

You may have tried this already, but maybe a really really bright flashlight right in their eyes? Totally pointed at them. I don't know, maybe they haven't seen one and it would freak them out.

Good luck, Mother Mary Carol Anne. May the force be with you.

8:50 PM, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Indeed there is a Mosque within half a mile - do the Faithfull
hummmmmmm? I will have to investigate in the morning, before the 'Midnight Hour', designated time for the Inferno! This could be very interesting!!
Thank you for your kind wishes for success-I hardly think a flashlight will be very intimidating,altho better than a Potato Gun-how stupid is that??
Anything else???

12:19 AM, January 23, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

If the "garage-sale inferno" doesn't work, try questioning their patriotism. That oughta get rid of them.

9:20 AM, January 23, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Hi my far away Friend!

Yesterday I made a snowman, with carrot nose and penis, small stones for eyes and mouth. But, .... I couldn't make him come alive. Other ways he was very cooool :-)

It is not easy here out in the real world.

Miss Ya


5:48 AM, January 24, 2007  
Blogger NB said...


8:18 AM, January 24, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Mother Mary Carol Anne, have you read my beautiful ribbon?

1:26 PM, January 25, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Crabby -
'Support our Right Wing Agenda' -
Yes, and it calls for some intelligent comments - I am going to visit you now, and drop some
interesting bits of info, from the book "The Places in Between" which really puts Afganistan's history and culture in the forefront of all this political fantasy - they are TRIBAL, and do not want a democracy and We are wasting our time over there. But I am going to repeat this on your Blog. -
Hope you get some political bloggers - because this is an interesting, intelligent subject.
:-) MCA

9:26 PM, January 25, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

So You folks are Bush-keepers? I myself should invested in a bush-scissors long time ago. It makes people see around the corners, and gets a clearer view upon the surroundings.

(( hugs ))

(and we Swedes are not at all thinking like your friend Grasshopper, the Newswede and your cyberfriend, says in his blog!)

4:22 AM, January 26, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Hej Crabby
Where did your Blog go - I am ready to post some really intelligent comments regarding our Canadian Troops in Afghanistan, with data compiled from The Star, and Rory Stewart's book - and it is gone.!!! WTF is with that??
I demand some space - have you changed your mind regarding Political copy - or what???
I'm waiting!!!

3:36 PM, January 26, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

"So you folks are bush keepers"
I don't think so, but then, what is a 'bush keeper'?? If you are referring to George, you are far,far off the mark.
There is a lot of flack surrounding the controversy regarding the role Canadian troops are playing in Afghanistan - they are supposed to be a Peace Keeping force, helping the people get back to some sort of normalcy. However, every day we hear of more Taliban rebels crossing over from
\Pakistan,and engaging in warfare with our troops, and so it goes.
Many different opinions here, and Crabby has removed his Post regarding this subject. I am not happy - but a 'bush keeper' we are NOT!!!

\:-) mca

3:43 PM, January 26, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

I am happy :-)
I thought for a while there that I was sitting alone om my wing :-)))

(( Enjoy Your Day ))

4:15 AM, January 27, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Anna-lys -
We are on the same page when it comes to the political mess
encompassing our world.
I think many of today's leaders will be amoung the most notorious -
will we ever learn - I think not!!!

You have a great day -
I miss your Blog - mca


9:50 AM, January 27, 2007  
Anonymous grasshopper said...

Thanks for checking in and leaving a comment. Hope you were not disappointed. It's been very difficult to write without hurting anyone. Therefore I used mostly the facts instead opinions.
Have a nice day :-)

10:59 AM, January 27, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Dear Canuck Friend,

Thank you for your great historian review. Did i understand you right? Have You been to Greece?

(( hugs ))

4:18 AM, January 29, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Hey, MMCA!

I had a problem with my most recent blog post, but it's okay now. You can comment on my Support Our Right Wing Agenda ribbon now.

I still have to update my avatar again, but I like the test pattern anyway.

1:41 PM, January 29, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

It is a Trojan Horse. Is that what we have concluded? Something that is is trying to get inside your very self? Scary! Or is it created by your imagination - an unreal piece of cake, which disappears when you turn the computer off? I tell you what: my medals are not real. I made them up. :-(

5:23 PM, January 29, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Dear Mother Mary Carol Anne

I have to stop commenting here as well. Because I don't feel comfortable after years of stalking ... he is answering MY blogposts here in your post NOW. Just the way he does in my other (former) friends.

I am so sorry!!! :-(


Please MMCA ... come over and we "talk" at the new community-blog ...

6:40 AM, January 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nu är du väl lite taskig, i alla fall...

4:21 PM, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Nicole said...

Well, Siams in charge..there's a shocker...those one's usually tend to like to give orders and have the last word...

did I read correctly..AnnA has a stalker following her HERE???


2:49 PM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

yes, and he is also commenting elsewere...all his comments refer to AnnA's blog - that does not exist, since she closed it. I don't mind beeing followed by this remarkable lady, but I don't like her saying, that it is me, following her. It probably doesn't matter to you or anyone else, but the fact is, that she has been tailing me for five years. I fear she will show up in my back yard, some day. But I will be prepared!

Sorry, Mother Mary Carol Anne, but I had to make this statement before this goes to far. I commented your blog, and nothing else.

7:11 PM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

nb -
Yes, I do believe that is a Trojan horsey, 2007 version, better looking than the original,don't you think? Had the Greeks used that, they would have entered the Gates of Troy immediately, saving time! Alas, they weren't that smart,and the horse was ugly>..
I saw it in 2001, and was amazed at how unattractive it was!
Surely you jest - those aren't real medals? Or they are not your medals? Things are not always what they seem, and I shall remember that!!!
mca :-)

8:13 PM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger Jay said...

I have a cat . I didn't know I had mice. I came home one day and she had seriously maimed one. I ended up spending a week by the poor mouse's side with it in a box on side the furnace to keep it warm. It eventually died.

It broke my heart. I was tempted to give the cat away.

I couldn't do that either, that would have broke my heart.

Now I live with the guilt of harbouring a murdering puss.

11:40 PM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Wow, Jay, that's very kind of you to have tried to nurse the mouse back to health.

Don't feel badly about harbouring the offending predator. Two sides to every story and all... we don't know what the mouse said to make your cat react that way.

1:01 AM, February 02, 2007  
Anonymous said...

It seems to me that you trying to hide something here. What ever happened with “the THING”. I’m dying of curiosity. Did it vanish of it self after completing its mission or did you do something nutty, nutty to it (don’t worry I won’t tell) and scared the hell out of it? :-)

5:23 AM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Jay said...

It was still almost a baby mouse. So tiny. Not even big enough to be a Mouse McNugget, just a popcorn mouse. I can still see its strained breaths if I close my eyes.

11:27 AM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Jay said...

Crabgrass I mean. Sorry

11:28 AM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

No problem, Jay.

I've had much worse, usually at "hostile" blogs, and occasionally from Nicole!

"Grabass" is a favourite for those who strongly disagree with me. And for Nicole too, of course. Sorry, Nic, I'm in one of my moods.

12:28 PM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

'How sweet thou art' -
Mice are nice when they are outside - I caught one once in a trap,bought by my tree hugger husband,that allowed the mouse to live, and be returned to the wilds.I considered dumping it in the fish pond, to see if it could swim, but I reconsidered. Didn't think Jacko (my favorite gold/black fish) would appreciate this new addition. Hmmmmmmm -
what did I ultimately do with the little rascal?
I'll let you know later-----

12:43 PM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Crabgrass - My money is on JAY being an Aquarian - kind to all animals. I do remember the mother mouse, and her babies who came to eat the bird seed on the window sill - we watched them, and it was sooooooooo cute. Daniel wanted one of the babies, and he reached out,but they disappeared quickly.
What a lovely memory!!
Has 'Puck' presented you with any trophies? He is a 'hunter' cat -formidable in appearance, let's hear it!!!mca

1:04 PM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

The hovering craft has sent signals, indicating that it is friendly, apologizing for any inconvenience caused by its presence, so I have invited it to land in my large backyard, promising coffee with Baileys and perhaps a cookie (no cherries,as I don't want to be involved in a Law suit, in case they have teeth)
So, I am waiting to see if they have accepted the invitation.
I will keep you informed!! If their behaviour is naughty, they will regret their transgressions,believe me!!!
Or maybe not!!! Depends!!!

1:12 PM, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Jay said...


You nailed that one. I turn 33 this week.

I am indeed an aquarius.

3:53 PM, February 04, 2007  
Blogger Jay said...

Bailey's and coffee.

If it's drank with coffe, is a large bottle of bailey's every 2 days a bad thing?

3:56 PM, February 04, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

JAY ---
Any amount of Bailey's,consumed either in coffee, or on the rocks, is good for the soul. A large bottle every two days sounds just about right to me Go for it!!!

9:01 PM, February 05, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

That settles it. MMCA, you must start a medical advice column.

10:28 AM, February 06, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

I think everybody should drink Bailey's Irish Cream -
I drink it for the Calcium!!!!!

10:29 AM, February 08, 2007  

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