The check-engine light came on in my almost brand new car some years ago. I went to the auto parts store, they pulled the code, and told me I needed a new oxygen sensor ... $400! I told DH, who said, "Hmmm ... let's look at the air filter first." Opened up the air filter cover and cups of whole sunflower seeds poured out. Apparently, the mousies were raiding the good stuff out of the bird feeders and hiding it in the air filter box.
"We give dogs the time we can spare, the space we can spare and the love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made" - M. Facklam
"We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams."- P.S. Beagle
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king." - J.R.R. Tolkien