Sometimes life is so exciting I can hardly stand it!
One recent Sunday evening, I was snoozing and Mama was working at her computer when she heard a fluttering sound overhead.
And saw something brown and winglike poking through a vent.
Thinking it was a bird, she called a handyman for advice. He told her to take a covering and duck-tape it to the ceiling so whatever IT was couldn’t get inside.
When she finished doing that, she turned out the light and started upstairs. But something ZOOMED past her, apparently in a hurry to get there first!
Mama recognized the thing immediately, and she started screaming like a little girl. Really, Mama, how’s that supposed to help??
“Bat!” she hollered, again and again, probably thinking the thing needed to know what it was.
Grandma came running and flung open the back door, hoping Bat would make a hasty getaway. When it didn’t, she grabbed a broom and handed it to Mama.
“You want me to beat it with this?” Mama asked.
“No, just shoo it out,” Grandma said.
Well, nobody ever said I’m not an opportunist. While the door was open, I raced outside to alert the neighbors.
With Grandma shouting and Mama swinging that broom like a crazy woman, can you blame me?
I didn’t go too far, though, because I wanted to see how this thing was going to play out.
Battie must have been confused because he flew back downstairs and started doing laps! Round and round he went, gradually expanding his flight path to include the kitchen as well.
When the poor thing finally tired of the game and swooped outside — helped by Mama’s broom — I raced in just before Mama could slam the door behind him.
Since then, Mama’s had two fellas out to find where Bat’s entrance is; both came up empty-handed. Gotta give Bat props — he’s nearly as clever as I am.
Days later, the vent coverings are still up, hanging by threads, and we all have raw nerves. Whatever you do, don’t tiptoe behind Mama and touch her, or you might wish you hadn’t!
P.S. Mama and I are taking a few days off (for reals, this time!). We’ll miss you — don’t forget about us, okay? See you soon!