Originally Posted by galanie
Originally Posted by daisy_epoch9
Wow. This is just nuts. I'm trying to get CPS to come to my neighbor's house where they NEED to be and now I find out why they can't seem to make it. They're too busy worrying about your child, who is obviously in danger with those nasty chickens in your disgusting bathroom.
Something is very wrong with this world.
I remember my mother constantly feeding me worm medication because I liked to share (cat) food with the barn cats as a child. My sister used to sleep with chickens in her bed at night. I guess we should have been taken away and put in a foster homes?
I hope they leave you alone and make it over to my neighbor's house soon.
Oh my God the worm medicine! I got garlic juice as my mom found out that it worked better than the medicine that was available in the 50's. But do you know, I LOVE garlic. You'd think I'd hate it after slurping so many spoonfuls of that horrible juice. I mean we only got a teaspoon a dose but I think altogether I probably had to drink a gallon of the stuff. Guess I should have been in a foster home too.
LOL I got salt water gargles and soda water tonics :p
I also got switches to the butt by Grandma and every now and then a leather belt by my momma too. I never spank my daughter personally. I know with some parents and children spanking can be an effective discipline measure. It wouldn't work for me or Madi. I didn't like the spanking and it was probably considered abuse, but it was common in the 80s in the midwest to discipline that way. I've had neighbors call because of my screams and wails as a kid begging not to get spanked (I was a bit melodramatic then, I screamed before I even got a swat) the police came and saw me and said, yup well some kids just need a good spanking. LOL The craziness we live in I tell yah. I can't imagine how that was ok but chickens in the bathroom weren't. And to be honest I think my room was probably a mess then too.
Anyway, I stayed up an extra 3 hours last night cleaning my house top to bottom. I organized my work room (project room where I am painting cabinet doors, working on furniture, stuff for the house, etc) I cleaned up my daughter's room and sorted out the boxes she had dug into. I cleaned the storage room up where the cat box was. It wasn't dirty really. It's a storage room so the floor is just concrete with a couple windows in the basement. I have a cut out in the door for the kitties to go in. I keep the paint cans, big tools, and pet food bags in there. It's the most out of way place for a cat box. So I put completely brand new litter in the box. I found one little turd in there. I wonder if a kitty is constipated or of the other one that keeps going outside has been doing his business in the wild?
I swept the bits of sawdust from the bedding pellets in the cat box that they kicked out. Um, I swept my entire house pretty much. I leave a broom and dustpan on each floor of the house in a closet with a trashcan and extra bags for spontaneous cleaning. So I just swept everything. I couldn't find anything else to do so I shoved all my laundry baskets in my car to take to the laundrymat. I didn't have time Saturday or Sunday cause the kiddo foot issue. Today I went and got the coop so tomorrow looks like my bi-weekly laundromat visit.
I wash clothes at home by hand and hang them on the line to dry on sunny days. But every other week I take all the dirty clothes and all the bedding to be washed. I only hand-wash a few items at a time to hang up. I have a very inefficient line since I have 2 tiny trees that are very short and wimpy. I need to get some posts to build a real line.
Anyway, I'm over tired from today. I'm rambling. I realized that I don't have to let them in without a warrant. I never signed anything last time agreeing to it. So if they come back I'll politely tell them that I don't have time for a visit today but if they get a warrant I'll be happy to have my attorney here for a grand tour. Also, I have chickens in my bathroom again!!! I'm a rebel! I have my 2 Brahma girls back. They grew so much in just 3 days! I also have my 2 baby silver-laced wyandottes (1 week) and a 1 week black sex-link chick too. I'm picking up the last 3 tomorrow. 3 Black Jersey Giants. I'll be able to go hide the brooder boxes for the 10 minute visit if they show up. I have a spot upstairs in my room, which they didn't inspect, that I could keep them safe from my other pets.
I'm working on the coop and run tomorrow. My daughter can't help much because of her foot being fractured, but when she gets home I'm hoping to have it sanded and ready to paint so she can start that. She's excited! Oh and to piss everyone off she got a bunny that is litter box trained, leash trained, and will go inside and outside the house with you. Yup, a bunny litter box. Just wait until they see THAT.