THE TAIL (intended misspelling) OF REMEDY VS THE SNAKE!

My harrowing story took place one evening last week. I was downstairs watching TV with my husband and my (he thinks they are his too) babies curled up with me in a chair. It gets a little crowded the four of us in one chair, but you know I wouldn’t have it any other way!

It was getting rather late so I decided to go to bed. All three of them usually follow me up the stairs and go to bed when I do, but as I started up the stairs I noticed that Remedy had her ears perked and was staring intently at something where our sliding glass door leads to the backyard. I walked on by her and didn’t think anything of it at first.

When I got to the top of the stairs (we have a set of stairs then a landing to the backyard and then another set of stairs) I noticed she wasn’t following me as usual. She was perfectly still staring at the door. We have vertical blinds for our sliding glass door and the doggie door is also there for the dogs to go out to the backyard.

Remedy, my heroine

Then I saw it! A snake had come through the dog door and was hiding behind the blinds! I screamed! It was not my best moment. Remedy went running back downstairs and the snake started moving. Pebbles in the mean time was oblivious to what was going on and was standing on the landing looking very confused and wasn’t sure if she should go downstairs, upstairs or out the dog door.


Oh, looking back it was quite comical, I suppose, but not at the time. Well, my, um, hero husband is also not fond of snakes and at first, he wasn’t quite sure what to do. But I kept screaming “don’t let it go downstairs! We’ll never find it and I’m not sleeping in the house if I know there is a snake loose!”

So, he did what any hero would do, he stomped on its head! Then we both just stood there. What now? We just stood there for the longest time. Finally, much to my trepidation, he took his foot off….. AND IT STARTED MOVING AGAIN! He stomped on his head again. Again, now what? I wasn’t touching it and neither was my husband!

So, I did what any mother would do, I called my son. Guess what? He hates snakes! But, his wife is not fazed by them. So my daughter-in-law, who turned out to be the real hero in the story came over nonchalantly picked it up and put it in a trash bag and took it away!

If it had not been for my Remedy Jane, however, MY hero, we would have gone to bed with that snake in the house somewhere!

Now I know that snakes get rid of mice and I know all the arguments about not killing a snake. But, let’s just say they are not my favorite animal and I certainly don’t want them in my house. So, please don’t chastise me about killing the snake. Actually, it wasn’t dead yet, but I’m sure it died later of its injuries. Yes, I feel bad about that, it’s one of Gods creatures. But, it could have happily lived out its little life in peace had it not come into my house! What would you have done? Leave a comment below.

So all this week, I’ve been very nervous about what else might be lurking in the backyard to perhaps come in through the dog door. I had previously found a new dog door with technology built in that allows your dog (or cat) to go in and out the door, but nothing else. That’s right, it distinguishes between your pet and any other animal and prevents any wild creature from getting in! Genius, right? I think so. It’s rather expensive, but I’m saving my pennies and getting it!

Want to know what it is?

SureFlap Microchip Pet Door

  • Works with your pet’s existing microchip to keep intruder animals out
  • Compatible with all microchip formats worldwide
  • Also works with the SureFlap RFID collar tag (one tag supplied with the product)
  • Curfew Mode – program the door to lock and unlock at specified times
  • Requires 4 C cell batteries which last up to a year with normal use (not included)