What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, June 23, 2008

Not quite through yet.

Just when I thought I was through with snakes for a while...

Dutchess cornered a 4.5 FOOT long black snake on our patio.

She was in her glory, let me tell you! Our dog is a country dog, through and through. She lives the life, Dutchess does. She gets to tromp free from chains and doors for most of each day, she gets to chase and corner all manner of creatures, she gets to feel all important and accomplished by counting the scalps on her belt, and she gets to constant play and treats from her human brother and sister. Yeah. And she barks real loud. That HAS to make you feel good from time to time.

Eventually, the snake was getting a bit too nervous with this dog lunging and barking at her-and began it's escape UP OUR HOUSE! The thing made it to the roof before turning around! I had never seen anything like it before.

The kids were enthralled too.

Tell me. HOW can this be POSSIBLE?!?!?
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Mrs. Bonnie said...

Oh. My. Gracious. I thought "Is that a snake? No it must be something about the new house and thats a pipe. I'll read further. GOOD GRAVY it is a snake!"
Snakes on the roof-thats a new one to me. I get the willies just looking at it, and I'm not real squeemish! Bravery Rebecca, pure bravery on your part.

Heather K said...

*shiver*...that is creepy!! great pictures though. :)
I have to say I've enjoyed reading your blog for probably more than a year now....yours is one of the first I go to on bloglines..I especially enjoy all your photos.

Rebecca said...

I know, just recently posted something else so that the snake photos wouldn't be at the top of my page! hehehe

Heather K~THANKS! I love to hear things like that! I am always surprised when someone tells me they like my blog. I tend to forget that more than just a handful of people even stop by here! :-)

Grandma Bibby said...

I can't believe that is a snake! What if it had fallen on your head!! You are braver than I will ever be. I live in the country as far as I want to be. No snakes, and I pay to have the spiders killed in my house. I just like to look at the country. Happy trails. I wonder how many snakes you will be able to find on 90 acres!?

Tracy said...

Yep... like I said before, they can climb VERY well.

Mandie said...

Um, I love you a lot, but if you keep posting pictures of snakes, I won't be able to visit your blog anymore.

Just kidding.

Sort of.

Rebecca said...

Mandie~ Ha! I know. I seriously didn't even want to post it thinking 'enough SNAKES already!" I promise. No more. Unless of course a python slithers up to me. ;-)

abigail said...

Gee, I hope your new place gives your readers as much reptilian excitement as this one has! (Tongue in cheek...)