By Scott Linscott
It’s 46 degrees, 6:50 AM and, apparently, there’s a beaver on my roof.
While I am putting our pellet stove through its first test of the season, Ethan is telling me an elaborate story.
A beaver, not just any old beaver but, a rock-climbing beaver, made his way to the top of our roof. This beaver must be of the “petram scandere-fiber” species and be a bit confused because my roof is not made of rock.
Anyway, according to the story teller, this buck-toothed fella became trapped. A neighborhood cat went to investigate but also got stuck.
So, now we have a confused beaver and a confused cat stuck on our roof.
Ethan says that a rock climber with a special “trouble phone” will come to rescue the beaver.
“He rescues the fierce animals first because they are da best,” according to Ethan. A beaver is not fierce so he has to wait a bit.
The guy with the special phone is rescuing a bear stuck in his cave that is blocked by a boulder with a big T-Rex on it and they are, “um, um, um… very strong!”
Apparently this animal rescuer has something that has “two grapple hooks.” One will move the T-Rex and the other will move the boulder and the bear will go free.
I asked if the T-Rex was going to be chill with some dude using a grappling hook on him. The storyteller had no interest in this sidebar and refused to give more detail of the bear rescue.
“Then he will come to our house for da beaver,” he went on, ignoring my questions.
According to Ethan, the rock-climbing, animal rescuer also has a “special gun that shoots ladders” that he will use to rescue the beaver. He will use yet another gun that shoots treats to get the cat to come down.
It’s going to be a much more eventful day around here than I thought with this rock-climbing, beaver-saving adventure in the works.
Our tenants are under contract on some land in Gorham. Their builder is telling them to expect occupancy in January. Most with experience in having houses built advise adding 30-60 days to that estimate but hopefully their builder is one of those on-time types. I’m in no big hurry to be left in an empty house but I won’t root against them.
The animal rescue guy is like the cable guy … Ethan has no idea when he’ll be here. We just have to hang around and wait.
I hope you have a great Saturday planned. Our ton of wood pellets arrives in 9 days so we will need to start organizing our garage for the delivery. Maybe that will begin today.