Its 12:02 pm
I am slowly starting to really hate this house. I guess I have felt that way for a while now. Since we moved into our house in 2006,I have lost my entire family. I have watched Derek Jeter and Paladin kill several mice and what appeared to be a hawk (that was Paladin’s doing….he IS a cheetah). I have buried a pair of robin chicks that fell from their nests.
This week has been one from hell…..Friday night while the cheetah and I were watching “Tru Calling”,I heard noise coming from the fireplace. I paused the show and listened and sure enough there was noise from something trapped within. Now this isn’t the first time,a bird got trapped for two days before escaping….what made THAT episode so weird was I called a animal removal service,explained what was going on and could they come out and rescue whatever was trapped. They said “Sure can,one of our highly trained techs will be out soon”. Three hours later a dude who looked like he just stepped out of meth rehab showed up…..and knowing full well the animal was trapped in the chimney,didn’t bother carrying a ladder in his truck. Of course I sent him packing and when he mentioned a service call fee,I laughed at him and said “I should be the one charging you for wasting my time. In fact do you have a card so I know who I’m reporting to the Better Business Bureau”. Well that ended that and off he went. The bird got out a day later.
Figuring the odds were slim against THAT happening again……until last Friday night.
The cheetah walked to the fireplace,his ears perked but strangely enough,no chattering.
I hit the pause on the remote and sure enough,I could hear the bird moving about. And sure enough it it happens on a Friday which means by calling a critter control/removal company on a weekend will cost double and I can’t afford that so I heard it for two days.
Its been very warm here in SE Michigan and I didn’t think it would last til Monday but sure enough….and I started calling companies. The earliest anyone could come was Tuesday and at noon,they did…..two very dedicated techs with all the proper gear. They spent 90 minutes looking for the bird but it it was quiet,we all thought it had passed Monday night even though I had heard it at 12: 30 AM Tuesday morning.
With one tech on the roof and one inside at the fireplace,we should have spotted something,dead or alive but nothing. I had them seal up the chimney to prevent anymore birds coming in and they did.
Not less then 30 minutes after they had left,I heard it again…..this was turning into some Edgar Alan Poe shit now. When I called back the critter company,they said the bird must have gotten behind a fireplace insert and call a chimney company of which I did. But due to to pandemic,a lot of companies,small to begin with,just didn’t have the man power to help and they also didn’t know what the insert was. Back to the original company and they wanted to charge me more money and said they also couldn’t gurantee that they could get the bird either.
I then accidently called the same company when I first had this happen and when they mentioned I had called before,I explained what had happened and why I never used them before hanging up.
One last call to a wildlife removal company and the best they could do was charge me 500.00 to come out and look….they had no intention on trying to help me when they tossing that kind of pricing about. So you know where this story is headed and another reason why I’m slowly starting to really hate this house.
I haven’t been into the living room for almost a week now……
I suck as a human being,I really do. I’m very sorry to that creature,it didn’t deserve to die like that.