Monday, June 16, 2008

Help save the prairie dog!

If you lived in Colorado you would understand my title. There are always protests here about saving the prairie dogs when new subdivisions are started. Well apparently they have done their job because the kids and I found a poor little prairie dog trapped in our basement window well. It must have been chased in there because when I went up to the side of the house to try and help it a huge orange neighborhood cat was just staring down at it. The dogs next door were also going crazy. The poor thing was scared to death.

We put towels down the sides of the well in hopes it would climb out but it wouldn't go near the towels. I tried helping him out with a shovel but I couldn't get under him and I was afraid I would hurt him. So, finally I put a 2x4 down there and made a ramp for him. After a couple hours he figured it out and made his way out while we weren't watching.

Andrew kept calling him sweetie and when he woke up this morning he said he wanted to go downstairs to play with the prairie dog. Think this kid needs a pet??? :-)

Here are more pictures of our little friend...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is hysterical!!! Cute little praire dog. I love all the pictures you have on here. The girls are having a blast. You guys are the absolute best aunt and uncle ever. My kids are soooooooooooooooo lucky to have you. If I could ever wish for the ideal aunt and uncle for my kids it would be exactly what you are, thank you for being such a blessing to them (as you both always are to me) I love you guys very much. My kids are so lucky!! Did I say that already? lol Love you. Sis