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sprockets, sockets, grommets & gaskets

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[Dec. 24th, 2012|09:32 am]
sprockets, sockets, grommets & gaskets
This AM, Lily decided to take apart the stove.
Since she doesn't have opposable thumbs or a wrench, all she can use is her nose and her stubbornness, both of which she has in excess.
So, clank clank clank as she tried to get inside the oven or underneath it or anything else she could manage.
I took out the under-oven drawer so she could see that there wasn't in fact anything under there, and she promptly crawled underneath and started lifting the whole oven with her back, as she tried to get in further.
On a suggestion from manintheboat I looked under... and there was a very beat-up mouse that Lily was in the process of clawing out from where it had been trying to hide.
I put on a glove, grabbed it, and threw it over the edge of the deck.
Lily got a treat, but she doesn't really want it.
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2012-12-24 04:43 pm (UTC)
Good job, Lily!
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[User Picture]From: boxofdelights
2012-12-24 05:54 pm (UTC)
My dog is afraid of mice.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2012-12-24 11:38 pm (UTC)
Lily's a bully: anything smaller than her she wants to attack, and anything larger she hides behind me. We got close to a horse once and Lily tried to crawl into my rear pocket to escape.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2012-12-24 08:05 pm (UTC)
You need a cat. Cats don't lift the entire stove, they just sit and stare underneath it for hours.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2012-12-24 11:39 pm (UTC)
They probably don't whine and pace quite as much, either.

But there are a lot of plus sides to her, too. Honestly, I'm pleased as punch that in addition to all the other useful things she does around the house, she kills pests too.
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[User Picture]From: manintheboat
2012-12-25 03:21 am (UTC)
We are both allergic to cats and I have seen enough toxoplasmosis.
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2012-12-25 04:19 am (UTC)
Now I must ask: what does it look like?
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[User Picture]From: manintheboat
2012-12-25 07:05 am (UTC)
Pretty terrible.
This is the back of an eyeball. The veiny part is normal, the part that looks like burned plastic is what toxoplasmosis does to the eyes.
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