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Friday, November 27, 2009

Operation Raccoon

First off I'm hoping you all had a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving. We went to my Sister and Brother-in-laws's home and enjoyed traditonal faire with all the trimmings.  We all ate too much but worked it off when the 2 little ones (nephew 4, cousin 6) forgot to close the door after picking eggs. Yup, we got to chase chickens! Altho at the time we didn't think so, it did make some wonderful funny memories.

Didn't catch pictures while the chase was on but she sure has a variety of unusual but gorgeous Chickens!

Let me say among all of the things that I am truly grateful for, YOU are high on the list.

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This time of year we all are doing our crafting.

My kitchen table is where I do my crafting.
Maybe someday I'll have a corner where I can leave things that are
in the process". But for now I shuttle my supplies back and forth
here and there.
I'm always in a hurry to finish a project so I can "clear the table".
Sometimes I don't think I even get to enjoy the process.
I usually throw my supplies back in their containers.
Organization is not my friend when it comes to this.
The other day after finishing my Gift Jars this is what my ribbon/trim bin looked like: What a mess!! It's pretty much been like this for awhile.

I decided it was time to got through and wrap them up.
It took about 2 hours but I did it!!

Much better ~:)
I know it doesn't seem like much, but what a difference when I'm looking for just the right trim.

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Update on Cyndar

I was able to get Cyndar into our vet on Wednesday.
She was a mess....so many Raccoon bites.
She had a slightly elevated temperature.
They shaved the larger bites along her back, inner front leg and inner thigh.

After seeing how bad they were she decided that Cyndar needed drainage tubes. They put her to sleep, checked to see how deep the bites were, then opened up the larger ones to insert drains. The bites along her back and front leg were 1" deep, the one on her back leg was 2" deep! We were at the Vets for 3 hours.

I was given some antibiotics for her to take, 4 twice a day. She also is on Rymadil for pain. I put warm compresses on the bites with drains twice a day and Neosporin on the ones that don't.
She gets the drains out on Monday.
She's still sore and tender but doing better each day.

Operation Raccoon
has begun.
I ran fishing line all around the pond as best as I could.

Installed the Scarecrow Motion activated Sprinkler,

tied down the dog food lids, and removed ALL the large rocks from around the inner shelf of the pond. I am waiting for the Coyote Urine, once that arrives it goes around the pond also.
I'm trying any and all tips/tricks to send the Coons packing.
No holds barred!

Wish me luck!!

Linking up to:

Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday

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  1. Let them show their little faces this weekend, while I'm there... Let me tell you the siege will be ending soon!!

  2. Your Thanksgiving story - oh no! But you're right, it will make for a funny story.

    Poor Cyndar! Oh my goodness. I had no idea raccoons could be so nasty. ::BIG hug:: I'll be praying for a speedy recovery and that the raccoons pack up and move!

    Off to catch up on some of your posts to get the full story. Enjoy the weekend! ;)


  3. Oh poor poor Cyndar! Bless her heart...prayin' she heals quickly and without complications! Raccoon can be VERY VERY nasty fighters, so keep it in mind as your battle progresses. I really don't like the thought of killing critters even when they're pests, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Might be the best solution in this case....Good luck! xoxo

  4. Oh, that poor baby ... ouch! Hope C will be ok.

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  5. Oh poor Cyndar. I hope she heals fast and stays away from raccoons. Your Koi look very large. I have Koi in my pond too and I think a couple didn't make it over the summer. I have seen no trace of raccoons though.

  6. Boy, you have a lot going on! Your poor dog. :( And your ribbons and trim look so much better all organized. I'm always inspired to do more when things are organized.

  7. Oh, your poor pup! Chasing chickens sounds like fun, though. Much better than watching football... :) thanks for sharing your talents at MM. :)

  8. Sorry about your dog, I hope she is OK now. We have raccoons here too, now I will be worrying about my dog chasing them.

  9. I'm so sorry for your raccoon traumas - that's horrible and I hope Cyndar bounces back soon.
    Those chickens are extremely classy! Never seen any that pretty before.

  10. Marvelous mosaic ;-)
    Poor Cyndar! I hope she recovers quickly from those raccoon bites. I used to worry about opossum bites with my previous dog who pursued the critters aggressively. Fortunately Molly barks at them but doesn't chase after them. I hope your raccoon troubles are over!
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. I loved the chicken mosaic but the raccoon story has me worried. If one will attack a dog as big as yours my little guy is in big trouble. Only two weeks ago when letting him out at night there was growling and barking and I rushed out with a flashlight. A raccoon as big, or bigger than my dog had climbed our dwarf crabapple tree.
    I am going to be extremely cautious when letting my dog out from now on. Here's hoping your dog gets well without any further complications.

  12. Your poor dog! Raccoons look cute but they sure can be nasty. Hope your deterrents work!

  13. Sorry about your pup! Hope Cyndar is feeling better!

    Cool chicken mosaic!

  14. Oh my I hope Cyndar feels better soon; what an ordeal! Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! My mom is doing great, thanks!

  15. I hope your puppy is feeling better!

  16. Poor dog! I like funky chickens too. Check out this post.


    I also have a mosaic Monday post...

  17. Oh, no, I am so sorry about Cyndar! It looks like nasty bites! Hugs and a speedy recovery!

    Well, chasing the chickens was a good work out!

    Have a great week!

  18. i like the colors of the chicken. i hope your dog is fine now.

  19. Wow - what a time you've been having. And poor Cyndar. Hope things improve and that the racoons find a new place to hang out.

    Good luck!!!

  20. Poor Cyndar! Heal fast, sweetie!

  21. ohhh, poor baby! good luck with your rascals!


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