Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Show and Tail - The Squirrel Saga Continues . . .
Welcome to the Twenty Fourth Weekly Segment of Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela at West Virginia Treasure - hopes everyone will join her every Tuesday to post a picture or two of your pets, wildlife or visit to the zoo and tell a little about them!
Tuesdays' Show & Tail is about having fun, and giving us a chance to meet other pet owners in the blogging community.
If you are visiting and would like to join in on the fun, please do so! She said everyone is welcome.
Now the saga of my squirrels resumes - the story has been going on for over 3 months. Now we've tried to get them in every peaceful way we knew - now we our at war!
We have caught two. I told you about the first one - we thought we had poisoned him and then hours later he woke up! We had him in a box ready for the garbage man and we come down in the garage and he is squeaking like heck so the hubby goes and takes him to the lake. We had already had a funeral and prayers for him - for my grandson's sake.
The second one we did catch in a rat trap - and yes - he died - God rest his soul.
Okay now watch these raccoons - pretend the raccoons are squirrels - that's what my squirrels are doing in the attic over the bedroom!
Okay so far we have had the house fixed up, the gutters closed up, and rain guards installed. $1600.00.
And do you know what! I still have a #@%&@# squirrel in my attic! I feel like I 'm living the movie Caddyshack. The sage continued. Two down - more to go!
Happy Birthday to Jerry Lewis - wikipedia
He has a string of health issues and he's still going!
Lewis has suffered years of back pain after a fall that almost left him paralyzed when he flipped off a piano on March 20, 1965 while performing at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. He became addicted to the pain killer Percodan, but says he has been off the drug since 1978 and has not taken one since. In April 2002, Lewis had a "Synergy" neurostimulator, developed by Medtronic, implanted in his back, which has helped reduce the discomfort. He is now one of Medtronic's leading spokespeople.
In December 1982, Lewis suffered a serious heart attack and then a second minor heart attack on June 11, 2006. It was discovered that he had pneumonia as well as a severely damaged heart. He underwent a cardiac catheterization and two stents were inserted into one of his coronary arteries, which had become 90% blocked. The surgery resulted in a return of blood flow to his heart and has allowed him to continue his rebound from earlier lung problems.
In 1999, his Australian tour was cut short when he had to be hospitalized in Darwin with viral meningitis.
Lewis has battled prostate cancer,diabetes I,and pulmonary fibrosis, and has had two heart attacks. Prednisone treatment in the early 2000s for pulmonary fibrosis resulted in weight gain and a noticeable change in his appearance. Some months thereafter, Lewis began an arduous, months-long drug rehabilitation which weaned him off prednisone and enabled him to return to work.
He's brought a lot of laughter to my life - best wishes.