Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Trap in the Garden

Yesterday, during an afternoon lesson, I recieved an unusual phonecall from Son 1, returned home early (as planned), due to a striking teacher. It's unlike him to disturb a lesson, so I answered in case there was a problem.There was a problem, at least in his eyes. "Mum, was there a huge hole in the garden path when you left this morning?" No, there hadn't been... There had been a really fresh mole hill, though...
I reassured him, and phoned back during break time. "Does the dog have really dirty paws?" "Yes." "HAVE YOU LET HER ON THE SOFA???" "Yes." "Oh well..."
So, a Dog trap for Moles?
Or a Mole trap for Dogs?
Or as it very nearly was, a Mole and Dog trap for Cyclists?
Fortunately, Son 2 spent some time in the early evening filling it in with a trowel - unasked but most appreciated. Cyclists (including Daddy, coming home in the dark) and Heffalumps, both saved...

17 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Quite obviously a horrible French Heffalump. Watch out, there might be more.

CraftyHelen said...

Do you have Woozles too? I am pleased that you are such a forgiving swap hots as I was just a little bit naughty too! I agree that no computer access is somewhat of an eye opener. It was shocking to realise quite how much time I was spending online, and how much more I could achieve. I'm now feeling torn between my love of our shared world blogging and being a better housewife!

CraftyHelen said...

OOps-that was swap host not hots!!!

TheMadHouse said...

Oh the boy is wonderful, he cooks and fills in holes. Do you hire him out?

Mami said...

Your sons had good job!! Nice team works dont they? If you dont know the trap,you'll break or hurt your legs. But why was the trap in the garden?

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Thank heavens! I understand the Franco~ heffalumpus is a deal heavier that ours and much damage may have been incurred!

Sarah x

Andi's English Attic said...

I thought in the second close-up pic the hole looked vaguely shamrock shaped. I thought your dog might be getting ready for St. Patrick's Day. xx

Sherri B. said...

I bet someone has sore paws today!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your sons are so sweet in their concern....a very cute and endearing post Floss!
:)

Lululiz said...

Your son is such a treasure, how very thoughtful of him to fill in the hole without even being asked.
Hmm, you sure its not a dinosaur footprint??

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What a dear son to fill in the hole!

Now I wonder whatever is down there that prompted the digging?! =)

Rubyred said...

Hello Floss!
Your son is such a sweetie!
That's quite a hole to fill!
Thank you for your kind comments on my hearts!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Rachel x

Kelly said...

Ah if its a heffalump hole I'd best be careful not to get caught in it! What a sweetie!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

What fab helpers you have, even the dog, trying to catch naughty Moley! x

Sarah said...

That would be a bit freeky to come home to a hole. We don't have moles in NZ so really haven't experienced the damage they cause. Guess they are a bit like oversized worms really.

Josie-Mary said...

Blimey that a big heffalump hole!!! Glad you were all saved :) x

Kissed by an Angel said...

Glad your son braved the heffalumps to fill in the hole!! He's a very brave boy!!!
xxxx