Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Varmint or Financial Boon? You Be the Judge
More than a few years ago a passel of evil squirrels infested the home where Kate, Piper and I lived. The scritch scratchy of those fifthly paws and claws across our ceiling and up and down in the walls tormented us. It was a dark time. It took a village, but in the end we won the battle royal. I believe the house is rodent free to this day.
Or did we win?
This weekend at the Round Top sale I saw this display. It's a lovely urn with an autumnal selection of gourds. And...some stuffed squirrels!
They add a lovely fall touch don't they?
Can you read the prices in this somewhat blurry photo? No? It's $130 for a stuffed squirrel! The lady told me that she started with a dozen and was down to only these three left.
At $130 a pop, we could have financed several spa days. It sure would have helped with the stress we endured living with those evil creatures.
I also think it would have been a rare kind of justice. If you have faced off with these beasts in your home, you might agree.
I am sure that my landlord at the time would have jumped at this financial opportunity.
To bad I wasn't more creative. I wasn't thinking outside the "Have a Heart" box...err trap.