Thursday, September 22, 2011

Now This, I Can't Abide

As Summer would say, "unacceptable."

These freaking disgusting cockroaches (or 'waterbugs', as Jacqui affectionately calls them) keep making appearances in our apartment.  The first time, I found one in my room, and screamed bloody murder.  It was so bad Summer was using the bathroom but came running to my defense.  She was great though, and helped me get it out of my room and we set it free on the balcony.  We kind of expected it to fly, fly away, since these things have wings.  But it didn't.  It just dropped two stories to the street below.

The second time we saw one is documented HERE.  Click there if you haven't.  You won't regret it.

And the third time, it was in poor Edie's dog dish.  By Summer's her little dog toothbrush.

Here's how we handle the situation.  Trap and set free.  Only they run away SO FAST.  He got away from me and ran under the stove.  Then we coaxed him out and got him!  Fly, fly away!  Dropped to the ground.

I can't cope.  Summer was kind of embarrassed of the way I behaved, hyperventilating, cupping my ears, dancing on tip-toes and what-not.  ICKY ICKY ICKY.


Anne said...

So, why do you set them free?? Did I miss something there?

Kelly said...

Exactly. Its probably the same one over and over. "I'm safe here, bruuhaaahaa"

A Lady Reveals Nothing said...

Because they are so fat and meaty I don't want to squish their guts all over!

Jacqui said...

I feel your pain, Kady, but I promise, they're like lice--even the cleanest and most fastidious housekeepers get them! In our household, I'm in charge of killing them and Willow is in charge of clean up and we're both satisfied with that arrangement. Make sure Summer doesn't leave Edie's dog food open because she may find an unwelcome surprise!

A Lady Reveals Nothing said...

Jacqui: how do you know we aren't total pigs up in here, deserving every cockroach we see?

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