Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This afternoon,
we were all at home,
just minding our own business.
That's quite a feat for a Scottie
because Mom says we are
the nosiest dogs on the
Dad came to the front door
and told Mom to come out and see
what he had.
Excuse us but we have to give you a bit
of history to explain this story.
You might remember
(if you've been following our blog
for a few months.)
that one day Dad sent Mom
out to buy some goldfish

to clean out the algae in our
cattle's watering trough.

Sad to say,
those cute little fishes
became raccoon snacks.
Well the cattle troughs got stopped up
and Dad decided to find out what
the problem was.
That's when he found this 3 1/2 foot long
"snake" in the drain.

When he came home and held it up
to show Mom,
she thought it was a tremendously long hairball.

Upon further investigation of the disgusting looking thing,
we (really Dad) discovered that it was grass roots
that had grown up the intake for the water
for the troughs.

Once Dad "killed" the snake,
the trough filled with cool, clear water again.

Have a Terrific Tuesday.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Angus said...

The great thing about reading blogs is that you learn something new and unexpected every day.I now know about 'drain' snakes. Thank you.

the magic sleigh said...

Ummm... ok, that was unusual. I totally get the goldfish thing though, Mom had some trouble with a 'coon and fish heads strewn about the patio last summer. Scampi liked rolling on them though, he thought that was fun!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

gack--for a minute i thought it was a real snake and almost passed out

TwoSpecialWires said...

Ewwww! Moma is so jumpy around snakes, you had her believing that was a decomposed one. We had no idea that grass was that smart! (Did ya get to shake it? Did ya???)

We learn something every day!
Jake and Fergi

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Eew! Down with drain snakes!

Molly the Airedale said...

Mom was just about to scream! Thank goodness it wasn't a real snake! They're not too popular at our house!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

BRUTUS said...

SO glad that turned out to be grass roots, not nearly as bad as a giant hairball - it's still pretty creepy, though! Not that it would have stopped me from trying to eat it (to my mom's predictable horror!)....

Brutus the Frenchie

Anonymous said...

Yuck... that's really gross looking. Wish I could eat it.

Ziggy Stardust said...

Whew you had my Mommy going, she hates snakes. Do you play with the racoon?

licks; and sniffs, Sasha

Princess Patches said...

We are soooooo glad it wasn't a real snake! Our mom freaks out over ANY size snake! She says they are ALL deadly because even if they aren't poisonous, they can make her hurt herself trying to get away from them. We're glad your dad "killed" it!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Reese =^..^= said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! That really is disgusting looking.

Martine said...

ahhhhh a fake snake!!! still scary!

xo martine

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Your dad is Virginia's furry own Jim Fowler!

Tank woo fur sharing!

As for noisiest dogs on the planet: I've got JRT and WFT neighbours that would challenge woo fur that! At least the WFT is nice!

PeeEssWoo: My assistant FINALLY got her akht together and sent off the envelope fur woo!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

yup - happy it is all better now - yuck

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Rachel said...

That's the grossest yet most ffascinating thing I have seen in a long time! hee hee Oliver would have loved to get his jowls around that stuff... the grosser the better!

Mia said...

YEAH for the daddy!!!!! Glad he fixed the cow's water trough!!! If it's been as hot there as it has been here, those cows need that cool water.


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Yuk. Glad that was not a real snake. Glad your dad got the water sorted...

Hugs GJ xx

Hamish Westie said...

Well, what on earth were you doing "minding your own business" in the first place?? Call yourself Scotties? Letting the side down is what I'd call it!
Cheers, H.
PS That drain snake -eeeeuw!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

HURRAY For the dad!!!!!!!!!!
But we were very very relieved when you revealed us that isn't a real snake!!!!!
Mommy was started to scream!!!
Your post is great and we love reading and learning all those new things from you!!!
Have a great day dear friends...without any snake!!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

Dexter said...

Forgive me, but I thought it might have been somebody's poops at first. Whoops.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh, Mango - too funny.

Thanks for the laugh - you had us going for a while there.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a funny day you all had!!!


Inky and Molly said...

How lucky it wasn't a real thing. A long hairy snake sounds pretty scary!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hay you guys,
I saw the raccoon!!! I just love thoughs coons. Glad it was not a snake. Thanks for showing us the coon...
Love ya, Bambi & Fern

Oreo said...

That was wierd and yucky, glad that it wasnt a real snake. My mom would have been screaming if it was real. LOL

Tail wags,

Clive said...

St Patrick got rid of all the snakes here but the little man and his family got a big fright when they met a snake on their recent hols in New Hampshire!

Snakes are scary - glad your one was not REAL!

Take care

Agatha and Archie said...

Whewwww we were a little nervous there(Archie almost fainted but didn't) I however would have BEEN RIGHT ON IT...Love A+A

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

ewwwwwwwwwwww! I bet it smelled fabulous!!! Kind of looks like a cross between a rat and snake. Glad it wasn't anything that had once been breathing.

becky, doogie and fee

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