January 11, 2009

You're probably wondering...

What's all this twitter talk about Ted Kennedy being under my house?

Well, unfortunately, I don't have him locked in the slab a la Jimmy Hoffa, but he is in fact gone.  And really, that's preferable.

Because this is Ted Kennedy:

* Actor Portrayal, not an actual Kennedy

Dear Teddums is a skunk.  A skunk who decided that the underside of the stairs to our den was a perfect place to curl up on those cold winter afternoons.

Seems he knocked out a flimsy (likely VERY OLD) grill that was covering the entrance to the crawlspace under the main part of our house and found himself a cozy, warm spot to sleep in sometime Wednesday morning.

We left him to his own devices until we could do something about keeping him out, yesterday.  We flooded the crawlspace with light and turned on KROQ at top volume.

Teddy left the bar around closing time last night, as he had departed when DH got out of bed at 3:30 to check.

There's now a MUCH sturdier panel covering the crawlspace, which is actually secured to the wall itself, rather than just fit in place.

So why Ted Kennedy?  Well, yesterday I lamented that I wished the damn skunk would just LEAVE ALREADY, and Mike replied, "yeah, that's how I feel about Ted Kennedy too." And the name stuck.

Fare thee well, Ted.  Just stay the hell away from my house!

Posted by caltechgirl at January 11, 2009 11:08 AM | TrackBack

OMG, when I saw your tweets -and forgive me, please- but I thought you were under the influence! That's hilarious!

Goodbye, Ted. ROFL!!

Posted by: pam at January 11, 2009 11:45 AM

Maybe he went swimming ...

Posted by: altadenablog at January 11, 2009 04:28 PM

that's terrible. ROFL!

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 11, 2009 04:30 PM

Glad to know you finally got rid of your skunk. Now if only the people of Massachusetts would do the same with theirs!

Posted by: Mike LaRoche at January 11, 2009 05:09 PM

this post made me LOL

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 12, 2009 06:58 PM

The skunk's nose isn't red enough and he's not bloated enough. Other than that, looks just like Teddy.

Posted by: Pasadena Closet Conservative at January 12, 2009 08:50 PM