Sunday, August 31, 2008

Demise of the Armadillo

Stud Muffin reported this morning that the armadillo is no more.

This is goodness, as it saves me the effort of shooting the house up trying to get it.

He was woken up at 1:30 AM by the dogs who were excited and wagging about something. He settled them back down to bed, but heard some banging noises outside of the bedroom window followed by growling.

Peering through the window, he saw the neighborhood dog pack surrounding the armadillo. Dilbert took the lead (as the enormous Weimaraner male dog that he is) and shook the snot out of the marauding critter, causing armadillo death.

Photo by rscottjones.

The canine vigilantes made off with their prize, except of some innards (eew!) which Nick promptly rolled in the next morning (double eeew!)

Studly said not to worry, that he had wiped Nick down with a wet washcloth. I don't think so! He better run that dog through the car wash and spray some "pew-fume" on him before I get home! He says, it's okay, since Nick only sleeps on my side of the bed! (Can I get a triple Eew, here?)

Stud Muffin reports that the pack was probably having a little armadillo feast to celebrate their success in battle.

Maybe they are having... quesa-dillos!

Photo by whiskeyboytx.

Update: Within minutes of returning home from Vegas, both dogs got a bath, 'cause Nicky stank big time!! And had mysterious sticky stuff on him! Later, we went out front to check on the veggie garden, and Nick disappeared around the side of the house. I caught him rolling in the grass, right where Studly said the armadillo met his maker. Pee-eww!! Mega rancid stink. Bath #2 for Nick and a hefty dose of doggie cologne! Guess the guts weren't cleaned up as well as somebody thought!!



Anonymous said...

DH Here: This is exactly how it happened... Except there were four dogs. The big one Lisa described, a smaller version of the same dog, and a tiny little dog that looks like a baby fox (who was making the most noise of all of them) and boy were they going after that Armadillo big time. The fourth dog, the only girl in the group was standing by and watching the boys take care of business.

The only other thing is that Nick doesn't smell so good... It is a good thing Lisa will be home tomorrow. I think both dogs need a bath!!! Hi Honey and welcome home...

Penny said...

that picture is hilarious! congratulations on a (hopefully) armadillo free zone at your place!

Anonymous said...

Ew Ew Ew!! Naughty Nicky! No more rolling in guts...I thought I taught him better than that!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'll be able to keep a straight face the next time someone asks for quesadillas for dinner! That picture with your story - too funny!

I enjoy your blog very much - thanks for taking time to share.
- Granny Gert in Arizona

Anonymous said...


I don't think you should leave studly home alone again...See what happens??

MUCH younger sis

angie said...

Just woke up, having my first cup of coffee and I'm looking at dead vermin. Then as if that wasn't bad enough, there's dead vermin inside a tortilla! EEEUUUWWWWWW. Actually, maybe it will prevent me from eating today while the images are so ingrained into my brain. Whatever it takes for dieting!!

MarmiteToasty said...

RIP dear little dillo ...


ps.. if you ever find the skull then I baggs it LOL

barefoot gardener said...

Quesa-dillos! Ha! ROFLMAO.

You are not only gonna get all those EEEWWWWs, but I am gonna throw in a few extras for good measure.

Yuck, eeeewwww, gross.

Marcia said...

EW is right, but such a funny storyteller you are. Ü

Brenda Jean said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW... There must be a special "rolled in guts" bath to give him. Really. We don't have critters like
Armadillos here in Michigan. I'm so glad. Of course I have a big ole woodchuck and opossums.

Thimbleanna said...

Ewwwwwww, and more ewwwwwww. Oh well, at least your problem is taken care of!

Lisa said...

Thank for all the eews, guys! That about covers it! Yes, Nick is really getting into this country boy stuff these days! Studly tells me that he (Nick) treed a badger just before I arrived home!