This adorable little shed behind our house has a secret purpose. It is gathering all of the critters in the world to live in and under it and will at some point in time float away in the great flood, carrying them all to safety and leaving me and the hubby waving sadly good-bye.
Thus far, I have been witness to the following critter dwellers:
- A family of fat groundhogs. We used to call the big one George, when there was only one, but since there is a family, perhaps s/he is a Georgina.
- One fat pink and white possum. Seen running blindly along driveway and under the shed by the light of my headlights late one night.
- A family of brown bunnies. Many bunnies who are thrilled at our inability to rid our yard of the sweet clover that sprouts from edge to edge of our property.
- Umpteen million squirrels. They are everywhere. And they only endear themselves to me this time of year because they eat many of the thousands of mulberries that fall on my sidewalk and patio before I smoosh them between my bare toes.
- Umpteen million and one chipmunks. Those that survive the dangerous pool opening season have taken up shelter with their furry brethren.
- 127 carpenter bees. Okay, maybe it's only 7. But when I want to enter the shed these HUGE bees scare the bejesus out of me and seem like they are multitudes.
- Some spiders. I've never stood still long enough to count. I get the heebie-jeebies and run for the hose to clear them out before I enter.
- Two weeks ago Hubby awoke to a munching sound outside. He thought little of it until he heard the next day a bear had been spotted in our neighborhood. He was obviously looking for a room to rent in Noah's shed.
Once you get past being startled by unexpected appearances of various wildlife, it's all kind of sweet actually. It's a tiny space, but it seems there's always room in and under Noah's shed for one more.