The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

And Then There Were 11 …

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To continue our chipmunk saga, it goes without saying that just when we thought we were done – #11 appeared around the bird seeder just after our supper on Sunday. Nat set the trap again this morning and we were getting hopeful – as of noon hour the trap was still empty. As the afternoon began, we sat on the back patio enjoying the cool breeze whenever it came around and suddenly Nat noticed a stirring by the bridge over the stream. Sure enough, another chipmunk appeared and we’re thinking it’s the one from last night. We sat and watched as he quietly walked along the edge of the garden, along the front door of the shed and then turned to his left and stopped. He walked about the cage for a second, almost popped his head in, but then turned and began to explore. We could see that he was checking out the peanut butter and can only guess that it smelled so good, he had to pursue the matter. As he slowly walked towards this wonderful aroma, BANG, SLAM went the cage door. We had ’em!! “Well”, says Nat, “I guess I’m going out again!!!”

Could have swore this was the only one!!

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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