Friday, August 29, 2014

Flower Friday (and Foiled Friday)


Just a quickie today as we wanted to share in Dory's last Summer Flower Friday.




Mom said it would be nice if I showed you how good I was this summer with her flower pots.  Maybe it was that cinnamon basil she tried to hide in there that kept me away.  But the joke was on her - I FOILED Mom - because the cinnamon basil grew like crazy. Every week she had to cut it back.  So if you need something that grows big and full and spreads all over the place, try some cinnamon basil.  Mom is so encouraged by what a good boy I have been with her flowers that she might even try some tomatoes next year - BOL - she is so naive:)

Speaking of being FOILED, we had a successful hit in the traps.  Yes, indeed, that last pic in yesterday's post DID have one of these critters trapped/




This is what a mole looks like.  Mom said she would spare you the graphic photo of the catch. Moles sure missed the boat when they were passing out the handsome genes.  And look at those claws and that boring snooter!!!

Actually some other critter visited our yard last night while we were all sleeping and just pulled the whole trap out of the ground.  (I promise you it wasn't me.)  The deaded mole must have been a wee bit too ripe for the visitor because he left it right there in the trap on our lawn.  The man from Critter Control stopped by this morning and took it away (all to the tune of a lot of green papers:( ).  He reset the trap and left all five traps to see if we have any more tunnel diggers.  Mom thinks it may be a case of "one and done".

Wishing you all a Happy Labor Day Weekend. Hope you have lots of fun with family.

Woos - Lightning

33 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Mr Mole sure is strange looking!!! We hope he's the only one and that the tunnel diggers are gone. We had problems with them a few years ago and Dad went to Walgreens and bought a bunch of whirly gigs to put in the lawn.....supposedly the sound of them going around scares them away. The didn't come back so we hope that's what did it.

The Florida Furkids

Brian said...

Have one mole of a great holiday weekend gang!

Molly The Wally said...

Well the flower pots look good this year LOL and glad one of the moles is no more. We have some really nasty mole traps here of the beheading kind. Well not here but in the UK. Wonder what your ones do?Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Sagira said...

Your place is so pretty.

OMD...that thing is scary looking!

How Sam Sees It said...

I've never seen a mole up close - I think I'd be frightened. Do they bite?

Monty and Harlow

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Your flowers are so PRETTY... Butt Moles are NOT... fur sure... butt OH are they grrrreat to DIG fur... and to CATCH... We are GRRRREAT at it...
You will be very much LUCKY to have only ONE and be DONE... Once they get started...they just keep comin Back... WHICH actually makes US HAPPY... We have about 4 of them... DOWN under the FRONT maple tree... and Sometimes we have a couple under the BACK maple... We LOVE to have them pop up... so we can TIE IN... Dad and Mom Love it too. THEY LAUGH ANd LAUGH... until they CRY... butt that crying pawt just MIGHT be beclaws we always need to be put in the paw washing pan after a session of Gwalk a Moley... WE wish you could have a chance to have that fun time too.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sometimes we get gophers and those guys have HUGE scary teeth. Hopefully that was the one and only mole
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh-- we had no idea they looked like that!
love
tweedles

Melon said...

Gosh, I am sorry the mole had to be deaded. Nice to talk to you, Lightning, I hope you have a good weekend too.

KB Bear said...

Ha - I can't wait to hear the stories of next year's tomatoes, Lightning :)

I think Mr. Mole is very handsome (in a mole kind of way)!

Ruby said...

HOLY CRAP! That dude got beaten with an UGLY STICK!!!! OMD, and I thoughts our roof rats were fugly!!!
(Ma thanks you for not showin' the remnants of the deaded mole. She's got a weak stomach. She gags when she has to clean up my 'treasures'...whimp.)
Now, abouts those tomatoes...Lightning, make sure when you 'sample' the tomatoes that they are at the peak of ripeness...anythings else will not do! You have to have them just right..and don't worry, if you nibble, the peeps just thinks it's some other critter or a burdie snackin'. Shhhh, don't tell Ma...
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Dory and the Mama said...

WooHoo Lightning!! We are so very proud of you for letting your Mama have flowers this summer!! We know it was your brilliant self control...and not the basil(BOL)!

Thanks for sharing Flower Friday with us!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Jeanne Pursell said...

Awesome control on not touching the flowers Lightning!! Wow! We have never seen a mole up close and personal before! What an odd looking creature!! Hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend!!

Mitch and Molly said...

You are such a good boy and a handsome boy, Lightning!
That mole is sure scary-looking!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are very proud of you being such a good boy, Lightning!

Woofs,
Tommy

Marg said...

Good for you Lightning for not ruining the Mom's flowers. Gosh that Mole is one ugly animal. No wonder they stay in tunnels all the time. By the way the cats had their suitcases all packed and ready to come catch those moles. They would love that. But hopefully your problem is solved. Hugs to Phantom.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

you did well leaving the pots alone....but tomatoes are quite yummy and we think your mom would be pushing her luck with them :)

easyweimaraner said...

we will try the cinnamon basil, thanks for the tip. Have a super Labor Day Weekend, it's a little bittersweet because it's like a farewell party for summer, but fall is great too.

Millie and Walter said...

Your pots are lovely. We think you should definitely go for more next year. We bet you will find more moles in your traps soon.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What beautiful flowers. That mole is frightening
Lily & Edward

sagechronicles said...

Lightning, you are such a good boy not to dig in Mom's flower pots. However, I do think my mole-eradication services would save you some of those $$.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We hope it's the once and done for you. It's a never ending fight here in Oklahoma for us. Pffft!

Princeton has lured several onto the catio and killed them, though. MOL!

Madi and Mom said...

Bravo on your good behavior Lightning...I know it was hard but I say you deserve a tbone

OMCs...that mole has a face that only his mom could love. jumpin' catfish they are unattractive. My peeps had lunch with dad's bro and his wife today. Dad's bro is about to plant a bulb bed in his yard...Mom asked about the moles/voles. He says he thinks the has that solved. He put a layer of mesh under the first layer of soil. Of course it is a small area so we'll see who is smarter Uncle or moles/voles
hugs madi your bfff

Chef Sasha said...

Mommy loves the flowering plant but she is freaked out by the mole. They give her the creeps. I hope you get them to leave your place real soon so you can be free to go out anywhere in your yard again. Tell your Mommy to plant some milk bones next year. Frankie and Ernie have real good instructions for that.

Love Sasha

onespoiledcat said...

Gosh that mole guy is one very ugly dude.......but with those beautiful flowers on the deck to "balance it out", the blog wasn't scary after all! HAHA!

Hugs, Sam

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Let's hope it is one and done!!! I never knew they were so ugly!!

CheerfulMonk said...

That would be great if there was only one mole. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We hopes that is the only mole you have. We have something digging in our yard probably an armadillo.

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a strange critter. Don't think we've seen a photo of a mole before.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Well we think a couple of Sibes could have solved the mole problem cheaper....BUT, at least it's gone.

Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

wow! Sounds like an interesting time at the husky house!
Moles are definitely not the cutest creatures of the world are they?!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Anna the GSD said...

That is one of the scariest creatures I've ever seen in my life. Ever. Blech!

Sue said...

Tsar was our champion mole catcher, but Bailey and Sydney are doing their best this summer.