Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beatrice Blogs: St. Patrick Inspires Our New Business


Beatrice here.

Olivia and I have decided to start a new business--snake sniffing out. We're announcing it today in honor of St. Patrick who drove all the snakes out of Ireland.

Sunday evening we made our cornered a snake for QG and El Jefe. The viper had the affrontery to be lolling around in the flowerbeds.

We snarled and barked and snarled and growled and barked until El Jefe came out to investigate.

"Its no mere garden snake!" he exclaimed and picked it up with a broomhandle and tossed it over the back fence.

The snake in question was about a foot long and a couple of inches thick with lots of grayish markings. QG wondered if it was a young rattlesnake, it being springtime and all. But we don't know.

We're very proud of ourselves.

And we're cheap. We'll sniff out your snakes for a peanut butter flavored dog treat. Call us at 1-800-SNAKEAWAY and ask for the 2 Dachsies. Don't call the house. QG doesn't approve.

Just remember:

Saint Patrick was a gentleman
Who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland
Here's a drinkee to his health!
But not too many drinkees
Lest we lose ourselves and then...
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see them snakes again!
~Author unknown

Looking forward to helping you NOT see the snakes again,



Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I really hope that I never have to have your services!!

Rev Kim said...

Beatrice & Olivia, you are very brave! We've never had to scare away snakes, only deer, cats, and the occasional moose. Best of luck on your new business!

Reformed Catholic said...

Delenn, Padme and Luke Skywalker here:

We've not had to do with snakes, but we do well with bugs. Since Delenn has taken ill, I (Padme) and our new brother Luke have taken over her duties. Spiders are my specialty, and Luke likes ants, until he gets into the catnip .. then he chases me until I snarl.

But, we'll call if anything larger comes ourway, if you don't mind feline associates !!