Sunday

ducks on a lawn

ducks on a lawn

it's me...mo's gorgeous cousin jo! mo really did finally attempt to blog every day last week but seems the blog gods continued workin' double time to keep her from doin' so. i kept tellin her just to take care o all the things that were bein' thrown in her way and let me get this thing goin' again but bein eternally optOmistic, she kept thinkin' she could be the one to calm the masses down and bog this here blog down with all the bits and bobs she's tried to jot down durin her extended and much unintended absence. but since me and mimi (our other cousin who parked her very own travelin tin tent next to mine in mo's backyard under cover o darkness back in august) are headin off for a week or so up the pacific coast - our last chance to travel before tube top season is officially over here in sunny california - i thought i'd just ignore the mayor and get those ugly snakes off myself. once we got a plea from missy robin, i knew the time to take action was now.... she's had her hands full with a bad case o bees on a dog and i think when a woman with a sick dog starts beggin for action it can't be put off another day!

so....here are some new words to read and somethin' new for you to look at! thought i'd pop up some newspaper clippin's o mo's front yard in the newspaper. her old house is already sort'a famous - there's been many o day i have arrived home to find a bus o people from other lands on the sidewalk , snappin pictures of each other with mo's house in the background. but ever since mini's daddy bought these ducks for mo and then startin rearrangin em every day and mini took to dressin em up for special occasions, the traffic has increased double-fold. mimi and i even heard some prissy women discussin the mo ducks in the grocery store one day.

too bad the picture from halloween wasn't taken a few days earlier. mo also had an army o broom totin scarecrows prancin' down the lawn. but the saturday night before, mimi thought she heard someone shootin' a gun...so mo called the police department. within minutes that noisy police helicopter was overhead and mo's front yard was flooded with light......it just hovered there and pretty soon a slew o police cars pulled up and the guys n blue jumped out with their guns pulled (we were watchin' all this from mini's bedroom window). we had just about succeeded in gettin mini's daddy to move outta the on all the time television room to go out and see what was happenin when all the action came to a halt and one o those handsome fellas came to the door. seems when the helicopter arrived over head, looked from their point o view like mo's house was bein invaded by a bunch o scraggly men with rifles (guess brooms look sorta like rifles from the sky). we apologized but they said it was the most excitement they had had in a while. never did find out if anyone actually shot off a gun. the next day mimi and i drug all the scarecrows on back to the parked trailer area so that's why you only see the ghost ducks in the shot for the paper.

hope you have enjoyed havin those snakes gone....mo sure is lucky that ya'll haven't given up on her durin her boggin hiatus. she'll be back this week to blog away - and when she can't make it, you can count on me....mimi and i'll be checkin in from the road! we're takin some o the scarecrows with us for protection.

11 comments:

ejj said...

I love the ghostly ducks, and those jack-o-lanterns are so "Mo." How fabulous!

Amy said...

I'm so happy to see something new! Keep it coming! Even though I hear from you just about day I still stalk your blog like a crazy woman.

Tracy said...

Oh, ducks from heaven!! I darn near fell outa my chair when I didn't see those snakes on my monitor! Thanks Jo for takin' the heat off Mo and sharing these clippings! We haven't seen the ducks for so long I was starting to wonder if they ended up in the garden shed with the confiscated flamingos. Not sure if those two species even get along in such close quarters - I was worried. Glad to see Mini's been taking Mo out for some fresh air from time to time too.

Good luck on your road trip - I'll watch for highlights on FOX!

xoxo

MOnet said...

well jo! howdy do! how was national tube toppin day?! i missed it... still upset over it.
sounds like a lotta ruckus goins on there in moland! like somebody was playin a mean ol prank on missy mo. maybe some rascally teenaged squirrels shooting those pretty ducks just cause they're gettin some lime light time... the green eyed-bushy tailed monster rears her ugly head again!
glad to see mo's got you and cousin mimi to back her up with the bloggin situation!

Christa said...

thanks jo for letting us know what is going on in moland and for the new pictures of moland.. gosh we were missing mo so much.. glad she is okay... those ducks are just precious and i love the stories there at moland... nothing that exciting happens by my house... lol. glad cousin mimi is there too and please enjoy your trip.. christa

Kpbrutcher of A Digi Memory said...

Never a dull moment in Moland. I bet the neighbors wondred what was going on when the helicopter showed up. I think you guys should do a reality tv series....Life with Mo. ;)

Jan said...

tee hee!
my husband covers his stuffed penguin in his office in a similar way on Halloween....
oh, I'm glad I can at least still get into your blog.....
:)

Bucksters said...

yep, i knew i left southern california for a reason oh-so-long ago. when police in helicopters start shootin' at scarecrows you know that either a. eye tests are not being administered on a regular basis to LA's finest b. there's just not enough crime there so cops gotta keep busy doin' something c. the world has gone mad (i pick this one.) now, if those scarecrows were wearing tube tops who knows what awful business might have taken place out on your front lawn?

lovely ducks, jo. so glad to hear from you & that mo is doing well in spite of all the craziness! looking forward to hearing more!

wings said...

HAAAAA-lelujah! not that i don't love all the blogs, but even a favorite dress gets old if you have to wear it every day. farewell, snakes-on-a-plane! my house is not famous for geese, but i did get a letter from the neighborhood association asking me to remove the flamingo from the front lawn this summer. (really. the kids asked for one & put it there, and i figured, who's it gonna hurt? the neighbors, apparently.) i wonder what those geese would look like with little crazy mildred masks. thank you, jo.

Saucy said...

All the Molies are eternally grateful to you Jo for taking Missy Robin's missive and getting this message to us. Like great smoke signals in the sky, it lets us know all is well with our dear mayor and her brood.

k8tykat said...

my mother's office mate has a porcelin flamningo on her dress that she changes the outfits every season for. makes me chuckle everytime i see it.