Interstellar Adventures

April 18, 2007

Mighty Huntresses

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass,Mom Life — by InterstellarLass @ 8:14 am

“Mom!  Oh my god! Come here!” Zed yelled at me this morning.

I dashed from the bathroom, right eye half eyelined. All in a panic, I’m thinking What!? What!? As I approached, he yelled “There’s a dead something on the patio.”

“Lovely” I think. I’m almost afraid to look.

It was a ‘possum. And it wasn’t ‘playing possum’. It’s intestines peeking from it’s missing gut made that clear. And dammit, Nick had already left for work.

So, I gathered up my gumption, cursing and waving my hands at the dogs to move away from their special gift. Zed got a plastic bag and I grabbed the pooper scooper. It would double as a corpse grabber this morning.

Zed was laughing and grossing out. Tween curiosity and morbidity overtook him. He couldn’t wait to tell his friends. Elle just had a look of disgust on her face. “Gross” was all she would say, watching from the inside.

Nick is always complaining that the dogs don’t chase birds, squirrels or any other invaders to the yard. Finally, they took some action.

I certainly won’t let them be giving me doggy kisses anytime soon.

Ms. TSM has sent me some interview questions that I’ll have up soon. In the mean time, find out more about her.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my niece today…she’s 4.


  1. They did all that work and you just THREW IT OUT?


    Comment by ben — April 18, 2007 @ 8:18 am |Reply

  2. You’re a brave woman. I would have said, “Today is the day you become a man. Go clean it up. May the force be with you.” And then I would have thrown up. {shudder}

    Comment by Cara — April 18, 2007 @ 8:44 am |Reply

  3. You are a star to have dealt with it!

    Especially with the gungy intestines….

    We have had so many rats and wildlife incidents that I feel your pain. Our dogs however, never catch a thing and lie on their asses all day!

    Comment by Tori — April 18, 2007 @ 10:01 am |Reply

  4. You’ve reminded me why I don’t have lasik surgery.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — April 18, 2007 @ 4:32 pm |Reply

  5. What?! You didn’t make possum stew??

    Comment by Laura — April 18, 2007 @ 6:42 pm |Reply

  6. Possum stew! Them’s GOOD eatin’s!

    Comment by TSM-truth, sincerity, madness — April 18, 2007 @ 7:56 pm |Reply

  7. now why is it exactly that it is Nick’s job to clean up intestine pulled possum?

    Comment by Sparky Duck — April 18, 2007 @ 8:03 pm |Reply

  8. LOL – what a joy to find in the morning. Quick thinking on your part though – well done. You now have an official notch on your gunbelt my dear.

    Comment by writerchick — April 18, 2007 @ 8:54 pm |Reply

  9. Nice. There’s been a dead squirrel/rat in the parking lot at home the past three days. I keep hoping it’ll rain and wash it away.


    I don’t own a pooper scooper.

    Comment by Bone — April 19, 2007 @ 7:58 am |Reply

  10. GAG!!!

    Comment by Marie — April 20, 2007 @ 11:44 am |Reply

  11. Maybe that possum should have played possum. At least it wasn’t the neighbor’s cat, right?

    Comment by raehan — April 20, 2007 @ 9:17 pm |Reply

  12. Ewww!! Grody.

    Comment by Gypsy — April 23, 2007 @ 11:16 am |Reply

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