This is a very rare thing to have the dogs bring anything to our gate, but last Sunday morning I found this right outside my doorstep.
Yes, it is a rat and yes it is disgusting. Several folks walked by it and did nothing. So finally I got Joe to get rid of it. You never know what kind of present a doggie will bring to your gate and this will never be one of my favorites. This is the first time I have seen any mice or rats in San Clemente but we are a fishing village with much for all different types of critters to eat. So I am sure they are here. My hero Joe, he did a great job in taking care of this for me.
Not everything in paradise (my word) is perfect. Making a place enough, comfortable, peaceful, home is not difficult. Mostly it is a state of mind, not of place. My idea of paradise is not necessarily going to be yours. We all have expectations, preferences and comfort levels that need to be fulfilled to make a place paradise. We have been open to all the unique differences between how we were raised and how we wanted to live out our lives. We have made up our minds that the important things to us are not what money can buy, but the intangibles that make a place unique, home! Some days you will find a rat at your gate another day it will be a vendor selling you lobster for $5 a pound…it is a package deal!