It all started with 1 lonely mouse in our backyard. The kids noticed it before I did. It was early morning, they were eating waffles. The mouse ran back and forth across the lower support beam on the fence. He could NOT find his way out... no matter how hard he tried.
I ran down the rules. No catching, no petting, no feeding, NO TOUCHING. THAT is the ENEMY and must remain far far away.
Dear ol' hubby caught wind of the crowd gathering in our backyard. I knew what he was thinking. I could HEAR his wheels turning round and round...
" NO hun, You CANNOT take your rifles out and shoot him."
" I know..." He said with a sly smile... see??? He was THINKING about it. ( I told you)
Not only would his rifle/shotgun things blow our whole fence into the next century. It just flat out would not be safe. My poor little babies would be scarred forever.
"See, this is why I need a BB gun. I could so get him..."
He then gave kisses to all around and headed out the door for work.
Fastforward 8 hours and guess what comes prancing thru the door??? A VERY smily hubby and a shiny new Daisy BB rifle. Another "toy" to add to his collection.
A makeshift target was made and the practicing began. Many evenings since, this is what you can find in our backyard....
Along with 5 VERY happy children cheering him on. It didn't take long before he blew the red dot right off the paper. He WAS an expert marksman shooter in the Air Force after all. He ALWAYS shoots where he aims.
I guess you can say im a blushing proud bride. (grin, blink blink)
*** another disclosure.YES we know about gun dangers. YES we take the proper precautions, YES we are aware we have children in our home and YYEESSS all things are put away properly. Come on, im not stupid.=p *****
~ Oh and for all of you animal lovers out there.... no mice were hurt during the writing of this post... maybe...