We initially chose our condo for it's good location on the second floor and the nice "greenery" it had on the balcony. Well, that greenery decided to make it's way into our house. Literally.
It's caused several problems, the first of which has created our SQUIRREL NINJA. Yes, squirrel. Every single morning, there is a squirrel that comes to the very tip of a branch closest to our balcony--he puffs up, and starts making these heinous squeaking sounds and both cats run out as if this dang squirrel is summoning them. They all three then have these ridiculous stare-downs until I finally get scared and run out, grab my cats, and scream at the squirrel before it attacks my head. He is a very aggressive squirrel. Beanie (Charlie) thinks he is the squirrel ninja, and provokes an attack from Mr. Squirrel and hisses at him and leans on the railing trying to get closer to him, so we gave him the new moniker of SQUIRREL NINJA. He thinks he is one tough kitty, and one of these days I tell JR, that squirrel is going to run in our house and murder our kitties. I myself am afraid of this squirrel. SQUIRREL NINJA doesn't know what he's up against...
The other problem it has caused has been to stir up JR's famous OCD. He says the tree is blocking his view of the outside world (i.e. the street) and the leaves building on our balcony are ruining his days. So, I called our building management and asked to have them call the property to which the tree belongs to have them cut down this tree that is growing/falling into our house. That was two days ago-----
This was last night:
We now have a TREE NINJA! JR could not wait for them to cut down the tree, so he went to mom's, got a saw and decided to cut off limb by limb on his own. crazzzzzzy. I'm not sure I've laughed this hard in awhile, my fiance has no patience for such matters! What makes me laugh the hardest is knowing that if it were me, I'm so lazy, I'd let that tree into our bedroom before I'd actually go saw down a tree myself :) Nonetheless, the tree is chopped and we can now see Blackburn once again, ahhhhhh roadside. So beautiful :)