Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Terror in the Backyard

So last night, I was laying in bed watching Castle.  (I just love that show.) And yes, I go to bed at 9p.  I hear Husband come up the drive, home from work.  Then this....

Back door slams open...

Husband runs thru the house...

He's yelling "I need a gun!"

Harley is barking and running off the bed.  I lay there, yellin' "a gun? whatcha need a gun for?"

Husband doesn't answer and runs back outside.

Wife hears gunshot near house.

Husband runs back in hollerin' he needs more bullets and a better flashlight.  (Blankity, Bleep, Expletive inserted here)

Wife decides she might get out of bed at this point.

Husband is trying to get another flashlight out of the laundry room.  The one he had is in pieces on the dryer.  Don't quite understand that one?

Wife finally gets out of husband as he's running back out the door that there was a SNAKE in the yard.  Okay, let me give you some background here...Husband is deathly afraid of snakes.  So he's pretty much wigged out during all this.  


I stand at the back door with Diesel and Pepper.  With crazy Husband in yard wielding a gun, dogs decide they would rather be in the house.  We have a mini dog party while Husband is trying to find the snake that he thought he shot but must have missed, how we don't know but it's gone.

All the excitement makes Diesel shove every toy he can find in his mouth.

Diesel 001

He and Pepper really enjoyed the mini house party.  Lucky Dog was hiding outside somewhere.  Harley was pissed Pepper and Diesel invaded his territory.  And tainted his toys!

Husband comes back in the house in a tizzy cause he can't find the snake.  Can't believe he missed it.  Now he just KNOWS the snake will be after him for revenge.  Cause you know, reptiles are vengeful creatures.

This morning he left the house with gun in hand.  Not taking any chances you know, that snake could be plottin' it's attack.

26 comments:

Faithful said...

It took him to let off a whole round before you got outta bed!!...wowsa! Girl.. you are one calm mama. He really should'a let you take aim! I'm thinkin' that'd be one dead snake fo' sure. Hope Deiseldog doesn't suffer from any permanent aflictions cuz of this trauma! he! he!

Dee said...

Roflmao. That picture alone.... I hate snakes too. Hopefully it slithered off and died.

Sydney said...

ROFL!!! Thats insanity. The picture is hilarious.

Maria said...

Never a dull moment at your place. I happen to like snakes and LOVE Castle, isn't that show the funniest and he is just so adorably cute (or should I say ruggedly handsome).

Goodwife said...

LOL! The Paintiff is terrified of spiders.........there is a story round here bout the time the spiders hatched and went crawling across the bathroom ceiling while he was "otherwise engaged" LOL! Also, you know down in the timber in the fall, those big ole spiders that build webs across paths? He's been known to shoot those with the shotgun! Poor Husband! And the pic of Diesel is awesome!

Janet Phillips said...

lol....the poor snake. The fact that he was chasin' after the poor little guy with a gun just cracks me up....that's something my sister would do cause she scared to death of them too.

Pony Girl said...

Oh that is too funny! I am that way with spiders. Have to hunt them down and squash 'em or they might possibly crawl into my bed with me at night! ;)
I love that show Castle too, recently became addicted, wish I would have watched it from the beginning!
p.s. was it a rattler?

Country Whispers said...

I can identify. My husband doesn't mind snakes however he hates bees. I just have to sit back and watch (and laugh)as he combats them.
It's called ENTERTAINMENT!

Gail said...

I have to agree with Diesel, when times get tough, stuff.

gtyyup said...

Never a dull moment at yer place!

fernvalley01 said...

Wow! Did he read Rudyard Kipling as a child? (there was a vengeful snake in one of his stories)I HATE snakes they creep me out in a big way , however I had never thought of shooting one! Pretty relaxed gal you are not getting out of bed till the second go round!

Scrappy Doo said...

I am with Hubby a million % The only good sanke is a dead snake! They are very sneaky suckers. I would not have slept, cuz as ya know, he probaly just grazed him and snake is gonna wait till hubby is under the covers and thats when Mr. Snake will exact his revenge!

What a good pup, making sure the snake couldn't take the toys :-)

Lil Mama said...

So funny! Check out my last post. I posted before I read yours.
You know they make snake shot for easy reptile killen.

Jocelyn said...

I love Castle too!
That pic of the dog and his toys! awesome.

I am that way with MICe, I HATE MICE, and moo cows, but I cant go a shootin a moo cow everytime one flicks an ear at me.lol

Dusty Devoe said...

Love Castle too! And I am like hubby, I HATE snakes. They creep me out. Love the pic of Diesel!

Shirley said...

I don't like spiders and snakes.... The mental image of you lounging in bed while husband runs around looking for guns and flashlights is too funny! And Diesel cracks me up!

missy said...

oh my gosh!!!! that is funny....but I feel the same way about snakes....I got goose-bumps when I was reading this!!!!!

CTG Ponies said...

So, how bad were you giggling through all this??? Love the pic of Diesel!

Nicole J said...

haha that's hilarious! I'm actually not sure which is funnier, the dog or your husbands reaction. I would probably be the same way as your husband though, hate snakes with a passion!

Denisarita said...

My neighbor had a similar experience except that she coouldn't find the gun. So, instead, she fired up the lawnmower and ran it over... Now, that is a hatred of snakes!

Merri said...

it WAS a RATTLEsnake he was scared of... right?
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Nancy said...

Oh my, wait till you have a black snake drop down on you from the rafter of the barn! I don't mind the non-poisonous because of the mice but the poisonous ones terrify the heck out of me! My husband actually loves snakes and at one point we had 2 ball and one burmese.

Tatersmama said...

I just snorted coffee all over my keyboard! This reminds me of the time (your snake story, not the coffee snortin') when my ex used every gun he could think of to kill a big old 5 ft rattlesnake, but couldn't hit it with ANYthing!! And then my daughter just walked right over, and dropped a big rock on the suckers head - killing it instantly!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

OH MY GOODNESS LMAO!!!! I am totally cracking up over here!! The visuals of this story are so great! I don't think I have laughed so hard in quite some time as when I got to the pic of Diesel with all those toys in his mouth! What a character!! Your Hubby is a riot!!

Thank you SO much for the laugh!!

CCC said...

LOL. That's as almost the best snake story I've ever heard. The one about the cowboy who knew he had snakes in the house and didn't tell his wife who was taking a shower and saw the little Gartner guy stick his head up through the drain in the floor was good too.

Tami said...

Diesel!!! He is such a happy camper!

My hubby is afraid of snakes. I actually relocate the ones I see around the house so that he can't kill them.