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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New "Pets" in the Yard!

Most of you know we sadly lost our pup, Loo-C-Loo in July. However, it did not take long for some new "pets" to come along to try and take her "place." So far we've had a few birds try to get in through some clean windows and patio doors; a squirrel that comes up to the door and tries to get in as well, plus a scrawny looking fox that walks right up to the patio doors and looks in too (could not get the photo right when he came up to door); and most recently, 500-3000 hornets or wasps making their home in our backyard! Yikes!

As a matter of fact, when I got home from Ethiopia, the back grass needed to be mowed. I figured there is always some sort of "vacation penalty", so I got to right to work. It was a very hot and sunny day, so I wore a baseball cap pulled down low plus a pair of dark sunglasses and mowed the entire back yard...never once "looking up" or noticing a huge wasp that was right in front of me! Of course, I continued to mow right past it...several times, and those busy wasps never missed a beat, nor, thankfully, went after me while doing what they do.

It wasn't until a few days later I glanced out the window and noticed the nest and that seemed to be getting bigger and bigger...with more "pets", or rather, pests, making themselves right at home. Ugh!



Sly fox

Home of 3000 "pets" or "pests"

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