I know it's a mite early to be talking Halloween, especially since Autumn hasn't even made its official entrance yet. But...
I have a story to tell..
That just won't wait..
You must know by now how much I love to tell a story.
Oh, what funny things are seen.
Witches hats, coal black cats,
Mice and...(wait for it)...
Have you ever seen the business end of a bat?
I'm not talkin' baseball here.
I'm not talkin' those old wives tales about how you look up in the sky at dusk and those evil doers are flying around and you cover your head before they can swoop down and scalp you or suck the blood out of your neck faster than you can say Robert Pattinson.
No, I'm talkin' up close and personal.
While you are sitting in your own living room.
Watching the Housewives of New Jersey.
I don't normally go in for old wives tales but, believe you me, this one I....
How did the sweet magic of Christmas get into this story?
It was no different than any other night.
The Captain and I were all snuggled into our cozy couch watching a favorite TV show when he offered to get us a snack from the kitchen. I paused the TV while he left the room and as I'm waiting for him to come back, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a movement.
I turned my head and saw it again and immediately jumped up and SCREAMED, "there's a bird in the house!"
The Captain came running, not because he was worried, but because he knows I would die, pretty much, at just the idea of a bird and myself in the same vicinity!
He closed off the room and hollered for the broom.
Because, you see, by this time, he knew what I didn't.
It wasn't a bird.
It was a bat!
I brought him the broom and my hero killed the bat, but he now had two hysterical females on his hands.
One who won't sleep with her head outside of the covers and one who was peacefully asleep on top of the bed, but after hearing a crazed person screaming, and seeing a determined man wielding a broom, won't come out from under the bed!
I called the Office of Bat Control the next morning and she said we should have just opened the door and let it fly out.
Yeah! Sure thing! Miss Suzy Sunshine!
It looked small, could it be a baby bat? Could there be a bat nest close by and would a bereaved and revengeful mother bat come back to make us pay?
These are the questions I wanted an answer to but all I got was it probably came in following a moth. No, mam, I don't think it was there to turn you into one of the living dead. Yeah, right!!
I know better!
Just so you believe me!
We don't know where it came from or how it got in the house.
No one remembers leaving a door open, or at the very least, admitting that they left a door open! And so...
...that is the story of how Halloween came early to the Cottage this year.
Some might say we have bats in our belfry...
It was a bat out of hell...
But one thing still really bothers me...
The Captain was awfully fast about calling for a broom...
This post was not intended to offend bat lovers anywhere, ha ha!
Halloween Song...written by Abbie Farwell Brown
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