What an odd morning. My phone started ringing at 6:30 am CST (this is NOT acceptable to me). Nothing of urgency. Just some damn spam callers out to piss me off. Well done, jackasses.
I got up, did my morning routine and I then hear Bailey (aka Devilicious....her rapper name that her dad gave her. Her sister is Princess Barksalot...but I digress) wailing. This god awful sound was usually reserved for her spotting the neighbor cat across the street. Oh how she wants to "play" with the neighbor kitty. To save my ears, I went downstairs and she rushed to the front door to go out. I didn't see anything suspicious, so I opened the door. Bailey and Birdie BOLT out the door toward our driveway and my eyes follow them to see a good sized ARMADILLO scurry away to avoid the dogs. Lucky for Mr. or Ms. Armadillo, we have Invisible Fencing so the dogs could only run so far. Whew! That was a close one! Bailey is our hunter and she was looking to have a fresh kill this morning. Opossum on a half-shell...breakfast of champions.
I followed the critter to the backyard and thought I could get my phone in time to snap a picture. Mr. or Ms. Armadillo was quicker than he/she looked! I missed my Kodak moment, but the memory will last a lifetime.
I announced the sighting to Ken while he was shaving. We both had a giggle.
This wasn't my first armadillo sighting in my Nashville, Tennessee yard. I've seen a very small one near my vegetable garden a few years back. Not to mention the many sightings along the roads of Tennessee. I'm not sure when the armadillo made its way from the Southwest to the Southeast, but they made it.
A side note: Ken, being the funny song lyricist/namer of objects/pun filled dude that he is came downstairs to grab a bite before work.
Here's the conversation this morning:
Ken - "Bailey just said to me, ' Dad! I just saw A-Man-in-a-Dillo-Suit!'"
We laughed. Of course, You have to say it out loud to get the full effect.
Ken - "What she almost said to me was, 'Dad! I just saw Nelson Mandillo in our front yard!'"
The boy can make me laugh.
That is all. Carry on.