Sunday, June 17, 2012

is anyone tired of gloves yet? crabapple finds an endless supply. they don't stop arriving in our yard. there are a few other items too.... a breathing mask with a ball of steel wool in it. a newspaper still in it's protective plastic bag. a blue rag. a chamois cloth. garbage. and so many gloves. the other day there was an opened bag of chips......with the chips still in it. but i didn't grab my camera right away and the squirrels and chipmunks finished off the chips.....i guess she's bringing snacks now.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

oh, crabby. you exhaust me. i haven't been able to keep up with you the past week or so. the yard is full of gloves and socks and garbage. i talked to the neighbor behind us last week. she had stolen the rubber chicken from him, apparently.....from his basement. so i gave it back to him. and a few days later, it was back on our porch. she had re-stolen it. he told me that he finds her in his basement regularly. he finds her footprints on his computer. and once he found her with a box of kleenex she had dragged from a tabletop and was pulling the tissues out of the box. i returned quite a few things to him. gloves. a bag of bolts. a bag of guitar cleaning cloths.
but despite finding the pilfered items' homes, the yard continues to fill. apparently she's a leafs fan.....she brought a hockey sock in the leafs colours. and a pretty tea towel. a sock. gloves, gloves and more gloves. another mask. and a bread bag full of plastic bags. and i haven't even checked the back of the yard for a couple of days!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

today the phone book was delivered. they are put at the front door, wrapped in plastic. but crabby brought ours around to the back kitchen door. the bag was all ripped with her little teeth marks in it, but she got it around the house and through the gate and onto the porch. a big phone book. it's heavy. it's awkward. and wow, how she maneuvered that crazy thing around the house!!!
and then had time to find a sock, a headband and a ziploc bag with a cleaning cloth in it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

yesterday's catch....a sealed plastic bag of bolts and some sort of wrench. a pair of rolled socks. a golf glove.
and then our neighbor who lives behind us came by. she told me she was missing her shoe. and her husband was missing an innertube from the garage. they found both at the back of their yard, at the fence that runs between our properties. it appears our little 'crabby thief' couldn't quite get these items through the fence. and they also found a new barbecue thermometer their neighbor had been missing. so, miss crabapple has been a very busy girl.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

holy crabby....there are 9 different gloves in our yard right now. all in pairs except for one. a huge garbage bag full of plastic cups. a dog toy as big as her. a rag. and lots of garbage. no wonder she's so tired!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

crabby has composed a theme for this morning's thievery. i was just now enjoying the morning, sitting on the porch swing when i heard her distinctive yowl, as she approached with a new find. i grabbed my camera, but missed the actual carrying part. but she had dropped a rubber glove just feet from the porch. i saw a few other things further back in the yard and walked back to find a full (and rather large) bag of rubber bands. and then, just feet away, a rubber chicken. seriously!!!! this is not the first rubber chicken she's brought us (if only fate would smile on my and i could snag a photo of her carrying one). but this is her first thematically arranged heist....that i know of. rubber glove. rubber bands. rubber chicken. ahhh, miss crabapple,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

i spent the day sewing on the porch. and just as i was wrapping up the day, i heard crabby screeching through the green. i looked over to find her smiling up at me as she dropped this stolen garden glove at the base of the stairs leading up to the porch. i have the feeling she was busy today, but only this glove made it to our yard.