Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NOV 21 2017

THE OVERFLOW ROOM  OVERFLOWETH..... A VERY LONG TIME AGO  (PROBABLY BC..BEFORE CAMERAS..) I HAD REASON TO BUY A ROLL OF THE STUFF DOCTORS PUT UNDER CASTS BEFORE TEH PLASTER - A FUNNY STRECHY COTTON  TUBE ABOUT 2" WIDE WHICH CAN BE STRETCHED PROBABLY OVER MY HEAD... FUNNY STUFF...I AM SURE  HAD A GOOD REASON T BUY IT--  WHATEVER THE REASON-- I PROBABLY USED 10 FEET OF IT AND HAVE 90 FEET LEFT... SO IT GOES IN THE OVERFLOW WHICH IS SOMEWHAT LIKE THOSE NAILS YOU PUT RECIEPTS ON... THE CURRENT LANDS ON TOP.
LAST NIGHT AT MAIL CALL MEGAN WAS TALKING ABOUT THE PROBLEMS BANDAGING WALTERS BACK LEG--- AND I REMEMBERED THAT STUFF..-- SO AT MY 2AM PROWL, I STARTED IN--
I BECAME PAINFULLY AWARE I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH -- MY PHILOSOPHY OF BUYING WHAT YOU NEED TO DO A JOB ON THE COMMERCIAL MARKET ( FROM GRAINGER TO ULINE) IS OFTEN CHEAPER EVEN IF YOU DO HAVE TO BUY IN QUANTITY..  THIS ONLY PARTIALLY EXPLAINS WHY THE OVERFLOW IS OVERFLOWING.
MOST ALARMING-TYVEK SUITS-- THE XXL  SUITS ARE ABOUT $10 EACH- AND FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER WE USE A FEW A YEAR-- PAINTING OR COSTUMES... SOMETHING..  SO WHEN I SAW THAT  THERE WERE 25 FOR $75 - I WENT FOR TEH CARTON... WELL IT HAS GOT STUFFED IN THE SHELVING OF THE OVERFLOW ROOM IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT TOOK ME 20 MINUTES TO WEDGE IT OUT AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT WAS IN IT...  HOW OR WHY SOMEONE DYED ONE OF THEM DARK PURPLE IS  BEYOND ME...- BUT BEHIND THE TYVEK SUITS WAS THIS ROLL OF COTTON TUBING..

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF MICE- BUT WE HAVE ONE OR TWO - A SMALL  FAMILY PERHAPS - TO WHOM A CARDBOARD BOX IS ONLY A SLIGHT INCONVENIENCE AT GETTING  AT THE DOG TREATS--MAKING THESE MICE VERY HEALTHY AND HAPPY.-  OUR MICE DO NOT LIVE ON GARBAGE... WE PROVIDE A BALANCED MEAL OF  VARIOUS DOG TREATS. FORTUNATELY THESE "WINTER VISITORS" PREFERRED THE  SECLUSION OF TEH  TYVEK SUITS TO THE COTTON TUBING-- HOWEVER THEY HAD  CROSSED IT IN COMMUTING TO WORK IN THE  CARDBOARD SHREADING  DEPRTMENT... THIS WAS THE STUFF MEGAN NEEDED TO TRY WITH WALTER'S BACK LEG-- WHICH IF HE GETS AT IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WILL BLEED PROFUSELY....AND HAS...  ONE OF THOSE LAMPSHADE  COLLARS IS JUST A NO GO WITH 185 POUND WALTER WHO ALREADY HAS TROUBLE GETTING AROUND A NORMAL HOUSEHOLD.. THE TUBING IS WORTHA TRY-- BUT NEEDED  TO BE RELATEVLY CLEAN  CERTAINLY NOT LACED WITH MOUSE POOPIES....  
  BEING 2AM, AND NOT MY SHARPEST TIME OF DAY, I DECIDED A WASHING IN CHLOROX WOULD BE IN ORDER AND TOSSED THE NICE ROLL IN THE WASHING MACHINE--.. IF YOU  ARE READING THIS AS YOU DRINK YOUR CAFFEENATED COFFEE, I AM SURE  YOU HAVE  REALIZED THAT 90 FEET OF A 2 INCHWIDE BUNCH OF STUFF WILL NOT STAY IN A NICE TIDY ROLL IN A WASHING MACHINE...-- SO AFTER I SPENT  1/2 HOUR UNTWISTING IT FROM THE  "AGITATOR"  I TOSSED IT IN THE  DRYER-- WHICH DID MUCH BETTER AT  THAT JOB. AND IT IS READY FOR MEGAN TO TRY...

THESE MICE. ... AND RATS... HAVE SPENT THE SUMMER IN  WILLODALE  STATE FOREST  WHICH AMOUNTS TO THE HILLS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE- BUT THEY SENSE THE COMMING WINTER AND DECIDE TO BECOME SNOW BUNNIES AND MOVE TO  SUNNY FLORIDA.... WHICH AMMOUNTS TO  THE HEATED.. HOUSE... BARN... GUEST HOUSE... LAUNDRY....& KENNELS
 SQUIRRELS ARE NO DIFFERENT... MANY IS THE TIME I HAVE FOUND NUTS IN THE UPSTAIRS GUEST  BED.  I FULLY EXPECT TO SEE GISSELLE BACK FOR HER WINTER  STAY...  FOR NEW CAMERA PEOPLE,  GISSELLE WAS OUR  HOUSE RAT- WHO STOLE 4 LARGE MILKBONE DOG BISKETS A NIGHT-- I SET THEM OUT AND TESTED HER...     SHE HAD SET UP A WHOLE COMMUNITY IN THE  6" TALL AREA I BUILT ( FOR ME.. NOT HER) TO RAISE THE KITCHEN COUNTERS   UP  6"...
SEEING AS WE COULD NEVER SET OUT POISON- BECAUSE THE RAT POISON IS OFTEN A SUBSTANCE WHICH MAKEA A DEAD RAT BOTH A TOY AND  FATAL TO DOGS.  WE HAVE NONE OF THAT ON THE PROPERTY AND I PRAY OUR NEIGHBORS DON'T EITHER-- ONCE A RAT EATS THAT STUFF I DON'T KNOW HOW FAR HE COUJD TRAVEL BEFORE EXPIRRING....
SO TO EVICT GISSELLE AND HER COUSINS, I DRILLED MANY HOLES  WITH A DOORKNOB HOLE DRILLER  ALONG THAT 6" BOARD  AND PUT THE INDUSTRIAL VACUUM CLEANER TO USE.... GISSELLE MOVED OUT-- OR AT LEAST FURTHER FROM WERE I LIVED.. THAT EXPLAINS THE 2" ROUND HOLES / SWISS CHEESE EFFECT IN THE KICK BOARD AROUND THE KITCHEN.... ALL IS WELL UNLESS I SEE WANDA  ( OUR RESIDENT JACK RUSSEL WHO COMMUTES FROM JANINE'S) WITH HER NOSE STUCK IN ONE OF THOSE HOLES.... THEN I KNOW.. TIME TO VACUUM... 

ALL THIS IS TO PREPARE YOU ALL TO SEE RATS IN THE KENNEL AGAIN..-- IT IS ALARMING TO SEE THEM ALL OVER---  BUT RATS ARE SMART- THEY KNOW A GOOD THING WHEN THEY SEE IT....PLUS TEY ARE GOOD FOOD FOR  THE OWLS WHICH ARE AROUND SOMEWHERE...  THERE IS A VIDEO OF AN OWL SWOOPING INTO THE PREGO'S STALL AND FLYING AWAY WITH A FAT RAT.... IF THE RAT PRODUCTIONGETS OUT OF SIGHT, WE DO HAVE THSOE SNAP TRAPS TO PUT IN THE FOOD  PREP AREAS--  THOSE DEAD RATS ARE THEN BAGGED AND FROZEN-- AWAITING DELIVERY BY OUR AFFILIATE "THE FROZEN RODENT DELIVERY COMPANY' WHICH PROVIDE FOOD FOR RAPTOR REHAB FACILITIES.

SO DO NOT BE ALARMED WHEN YOU OPEN THE FREEZER IN THE GUEST HOUSE

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