Well, folks. Plan H732B finally solved the problem. I’ve been feuding with a cardinal named Pecky for weeks. He began his assault on our windows in March and we tried everything.

Fake owl cookie jars. Photos of our nieces and nephews. Printed pictures of other birds taped to the windows. Closing the curtains. Taping up strips of aluminum foil. Lying in wait and then running outside with a spray bottle. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

Thanks to Mr. Lucy’s Amazon ordering skills, Pecky now lives (and poops) in the trees in the backyard. Not on our deck. Unfortunately, the solution keeps scaring the crap out of me…


Yep. All it took to get Pecky to stop pecking was four of these rubbery little nightmares sinisterly draped around the deck. The neighbors have almost gotten used to me screaming every time I step outside.

2 replies
  1. Charlene Wills
    Charlene Wills says:

    I just read the newsletter titled, “Powerwashing as a coping mechanism..” and it brought me to tears and smiles..Can I be in YOUR squad when I grow up? I am a federal civil rights attorney and was so moved with brave, beautiful and powerful words you wrote. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  2. Sherri Woodie
    Sherri Woodie says:

    There is no way I could do that. LOL

    My mom killed 2 snakes in her garage last year. I told her I was never stepping foot in there again.

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