Mama Diaries

Monday, February 25, 2019

Schultz and the Midnight Visitor

Every night our giant German Shepherd, Schultz, has a barking fit. It wakes us up. He goes on and on and on and won't shut up.

We had always thought he was barking at the deer outside. They're always roaming around day and night.

It turns out we were mistaken. Mr. Schultz has been barking at a cute little rabbit who parks himself outside the door of our walk-out basement, usually around 3:30 AM, and sits there for hours, tormenting Schultz.

My husband discovered the troublesome rodent one night when he looked out the window and saw him sitting there. He promptly let Schultz out who chased the rabbit through the woods to the creek where he must have lost him. Schultz trotted back with his tongue hanging out, looking quite pleased with himself.

This little game went on for about a week. The last couple of nights have been quiet. So, I don't know if the rabbit got tired of it, or if he's planning some new way of torturing Schultz. We'll see.


(You, know, I just thought of something. My daughter had made that carrot flute. Maybe it actually lured the rabbit in. Wouldn't that be funny?)

42 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    I was gonna say that your daughter's carrot flute served as a lure, or maybe it was just the Easter Bunny paying an early visit. I suppose being forced to run for his life from a German Shepherd a few times was enough to make him lose interest in his little game.

    Have a great week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. The crazy rabbit came back a couple of nights ago. So the game isn't over quite yet.

      Enjoy your week as well!

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  2. The magic carrot flute!
    I'd like to think the rabbit found a better place to moonlight.

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    1. I was hoping for that, too, but the rabbit came back. I guess he needed an adrenaline rush.

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  3. what if it was a moma rabbit just asking for a carrot and you set bloodthirsty German hounds on her!!!

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    1. Blame my husband for that one. I wouldn't have set the dog on the rabbit. I'm a little more tender-hearted.

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  4. I was amazed by the rabbit's game...until you mentioned the carrot flute. That has to be it!

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  5. You certainly have a gift for names. A canine named Schultz wins with me:D Especially since the rabbit was spared because of Mr. Schultz less than perfect hunting aptitude.

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  6. That rabbit was a little stinker for bugging Schultz like that every night, but I guess the game wasn't nearly as much fun for him when the door opened. :)

    When our cats aren't stomping all over us or sleeping on top of us, they often serenade us at night. One sounds like an opera singer.

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    1. I bet if you made a Youtube video of your operatic cat, it would go viral. :)

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  7. Perhaps the rabbit enjoyed Schultz making a fuss of it. Wonderful story Sherry.

    Yvonne.

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  8. haha sounds like he was quite the picking umm rabbit. Probably not as fun getting chased though.

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    1. Or maybe it was. The rabbit came back for more.

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  9. That must be annoying to be woken up like that. I hope Schultz convinces the rabbit to go somewhere else.

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    1. It is extremely annoying to be awakened like that. Schultz needs to outgrow this phase and keep his big mouth shut, even if he sees the little rabbit.

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  10. That's one way of getting rid of the rabbit. I'm with Schultz. I hope he catches it ;)

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    1. The rabbit came back, so the game isn't over yet.

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  11. I like the idea of the magical carrot flute. Hopefully, Schultz has encouraged the rabbit to visit someone else at night.

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    1. Maybe it did for a while, but it returned. Probably to see if Schultz was still there.

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    1. You wouldn't think such cute, furry creatures could cause so much trouble!

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  13. We have troublesome gophers - if you find something that eats them, I'll buy it:)

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  14. This rabbit must be one smart thing to plan such an elaborate torture for Schultz.

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    1. I don't know. He certainly knows how to get under Schultz's skin!

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  15. Wonderful story and you have the knack for telling it!

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    1. Thanks. It's fun to share the crazy things that go on at my pad.

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  16. Haha, oh dear! That rabbit tormenting Schultz sounds like a Looney Tunes ep brought to life... XD

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  17. interesting story. love to read it.
    have a great day

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  18. Fascinating story. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. If I lived at your house, I would be laughing all the time! LOL! So funny! And, yes, the carrot flute could work! LOL!

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    1. Or you'd be pulling your hair out. Some of this stuff can drive you nuts!

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  20. Sounds like Shultz had fun. Hmm...perhaps it was your daughter's carrot flute that lured the rabbit away. :-)

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  21. "I'm allowed to write for three days", satta king by the next afternoon I'm chomping at the bit to get back to it.play bazaar

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