Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday encore ~ Angry landlord evicts family of five

We've been reminiscing about Hank the past couple of Saturdays,
so I thought it only appropriate to bring back the porcine princess for an encore.
This post is from May 2013.

The moment I saw Wynonna sleeping next to instead of inside her pig palace,
I knew my worst fears had come true.

The freeloading packrats who had built a nest behind the palace in early April
had tunneled under and now had the run of the place. Not acceptable.

Wynonna helped me move the palace away from the back wall
so that we could serve the eviction notice.

The disgusting tenants had trashed the place. Look closely
and you'll see one of them hiding his head in shame.

Mama Packrat: You can't make us leave! We have no place else to go! Think of the children!
Me: Spare me the sob story, sister. You've got one minute to collect your brood 
and high tail it out of here. The kids are big enough 
to be on their own anyway. Be gone!

Wynonna: Noisy, good-for-nothin' lowlifes...
you won't be getting back your security deposit, so don't even ask. 

Papa Packrat didn't think twice about abandoning his kids. 
He climbed the nearest wall without so much as a goodbye and good luck.

Packrat Child #1: Wait for me!

The freeloading family of five could easily have run out of the barn and into the open range, but no.
They ran into the chickens' pen instead. Forgive me for not feeling sorry for them.

Minnie: Where'd he go? Little bugger is fast!

While the chickens and packrats played the Darwin game next door, I removed all traces of the nest 
and relocated the pig palace, exposing the back wall to daylight to discourage any new tenants. 
The princess returned to her room to sleep resume her royal duties.


  1. So good to see the feisty beautiful Wy...what a mess they made! They are cute, tho

  2. I know the end of that story. My brother lives in Arizona and had a pack rat problem. They actually did a lot of damage to his truck. Now he has chickens.

  3. Nice to see the Princess again.

  4. So good to see her majesty again!
    I about spewed my coffee with this line: :-)
    While the chickens and packrats played the Darwin game next door, I removed all traces of the nest

  5. Packrats are a pain in the ... So nice to see Wynonna again. She was a hoot!

  6. So many chuckles. Wonderful to see the Princess. Those chickens are scary as hell.

  7. She was something else. I wish you would get another pig. Miss photos and stories of Wynonna.

  8. An American in Tokyo5/16/16, 6:05 PM

    Aww, Wynonna! She was such a cutie! =)