IT RAINED! And not a moment too soon. Perhaps you had heard? Another one bit the dust.
And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust. Yup, do do do do do. Don't know any more lyrics... Oohhh... do do do.
ANYWAY... As I was sayin', another one bit the dust.
Now I know what you're thinkin'. You're thinkin'... Why isn't that Seville the Cat a rock star like the peeps in Queen or somethin'?
You mean you're not thinkin' that? Awww... MOUSES!
Seriously though, you're probably thinkin' how it must be super dusty 'round here as it hasn't rained in almost three weeks and there have been forest fires blazin' out of control. And if you are thinkin' that, well.. You'd be right on that account, for sure.
But even though the ground is really sandy and yes, DUSTY as all get out, it was not the ground that bit the dust. No sirree. It was the...
Can you guess?
Okay, I'll tell you.
It was the sprinkler.
Now this was not the first sprinkler to bite the dust this year. Nope. Peep #1 is on sprinkler number three. MOUSES!
And it's only mid-August. MOUSES!
Yup, Peep #1 goes through sprinklers like some peeps go through... underwear? Okay, maybe not as frequently as that but still, three sprinklers in one summer... Well that's gotta be a record, I should think..
If there were an Olympic medal offered for destroyin' sprinklers, Peep #1 would be winnin' gold, for sure. MOUSES!
I really don't know how she does it. Really, I don't.
Last year, she only went through two sprinklers. Needless to say, she never leaves the sprinkler out overnight anymore. Last year, some rocky raccoon went and sat on it or somethin' and practically snapped the plastic bits in two, 'cause you know... He was a little on the heavy side.
Well that's the story we're goin' with, anyway, although many people are saying, there was a long-haired marmalade lad spotted sittin' in the general vicinity of the sprinkler one night, immediately prior to said sprinkler's demise. MOUSES!
Anyway, this year, there were no rocky raccoons or long-haired marmies spotted sittin' on any sprinklers 'cause like I said, Peep #1 no longer leaves the sprinkler out overnight.
But she still breaks 'em! And that, my friends, is for sure. MOUSES!
We started out the season with sprinkler number one and everythin' was goin' hunky dory until one day, it kinda blew up. Yup, it's true. The end of it blew right off where it was supposed to be, and the next thing we knew, the sprinkler was spewing out a torrent of water out its side.
And the peep was spewing steam outta her ears! MOUSES!
Actually, the peep and sprinkler number one resembled one another more than you might think was even possible. Hmmm... MOUSES!
Enter sprinkler number two, stage right.
Well just the other day, Peep #1 set sprinkler number two to sprinkle but... But it was refusin' to sprinkle back and forth. It just kinda stayed in one spot.
Now I know from personal experience to always watch from a safe distance, when the peep is havin' sprinkler issues, so watch from a safe distance is just what I did.
The peep fiddled with sprinkler number two for a bit and finally got it to move but it wasn't goin' all the way back and forth. Just kinda half-way back and forth, and it didn't do even that for very long. Five minutes later, it stopped entirely. It was sprayin' water out at a forty-five degree angle but the peep wanted it to do a full one-eighty.
Well.. Well that's when the peep fiddled with sprinkler number two a bit more and then...
Let's just say, I'm glad I was watchin' from a safe distance.
Next thing I knew, Peep #1 was bein' blasted with water... RIGHT IN THE FACE!
Oh, you should have seen her. Remember how she had steam blowin' out her ears after the demise of sprinkler number one? Well same thing after sprinkler number two, too. Of course, this time, she was a much soggier peep, for sure. MOUSES!
And you should have heard her yell mouses! Maybe you did. MOUSES!
So now we've moved onto sprinkler number three.
So far, so good. No blowing itself up or parts of it blowing off or anything like that. And no steam blowin' out the peep's ears. No irate cries of MOUSES!, either.
Of course, sprinkler number three has not been around for very long. She has only had it for a couple days. Give it time. Give it time...
But for today, there will be no sprinklin' with sprinklers 'cause like I said earlier, last night, IT RAINED! MOUSES!
I just wanna add that Peep #1 only uses the sprinkler when she absolutely has to, to prevent the trees and plants in the garden from dyin'. And most of our lawn isn't really grass. No, there are more violets than grass 'cause they seem more drought resistant and have flowers each May for the bees. And when she is usin' the sprinkler, it's hooked up to the sand-point (instead of the drilled well), that draws water from the water table that sometimes floods our basement in the spring 'cause it's too high for our house - or probably our house it too low for it - so really, by usin' that water now, maybe we'll have a dry basement next year. MOUSES!