3 days ago
Friday, August 15, 2008
The Great Skunk Killer!
If they added skunk killing to the Olympic Games.......I would be a gold medalist. Tonight we had some interesting fun. My mom and dad are here for Colt's baptism. Today I mentioned to dad today that the skunks had been coming in at night to eat our cat food. He suggested that we have a steakout tonight and put an end to that.
So we set the bait....fresh cat food. We went and checked and no skunks....the kids were so excited about our steakout that they stayed by the back door to keep watch. We were watching the Olympics and all of the sudden.....boom....the kids came bursting through the door screaming that there was a skunk outside. I mean they were fired up. When we look outside..there is not just one skunk...but two.
So I sprint to the garage...load the shotgun and meet with dad in the middle of the house. That is where the plan was made. Dad would scared the skunks from the back...I would wait at the front of the house with the gun...and Steph would relay messages back and forth.
Here we go...I am outside..scared to death...Steph is at the door, about half mad at me for even planning this project....and Kaitlyn and Caden thrilled that all of this is going on. What was funny is when I went busting out the front door looking like Rambo with my shotgun our neighbors were watching from their front yard and probably wandering what the heck?
I get set up at my post and really...I was nervous. Then I hear Steph scream, "TOBY HERE THEY COME!" Well only one of the skunks came my way...but I am happy to report that skunk met his maker tonight. Caden proclaimed that I was the best shooter ever and Kaitlyn gave me a hug and a high five. So I am now proclaiming myself....THE GREAT SKUNK KILLER!
Posted by Toby Tucker at 8:05 PM