Saturday, September 12, 2015

Escape from Hill House

A Tale of Horror...

As Oz read the blog post, he was excited that his friends were finally moving out of their old home.  Their belongings were all boxed up, or so they thought, and the truck was coming to The Hill the next day to help them start their journey to their new home.

Oz writes a story on the computer

Oz closed the post and smiled.  He could not wait to hear all about the move, the new yard and the new neighbors and friends.  It would only be another week before his friends were settled and would return to Blogville.

As the week wore on, Oz continued with his normal business of visiting Blogville friends and writing his blog posts.  Sure, there were the occasional trips outside for business but the storms of late had Oz hunkered down in his home most of the time.  The neighborhood was eerily quiet and not even the UPS or FedEx men braved the terrible storms to visit him.

So, it was odd when Oz heard some rustling in the back yard bushes.  No decent, chasable critters had been out during the storms but the sun had come out and so, Oz thought, maybe there was something fun to chase out there.  He put on his harness and went after the chase.

Oz the Terrier in the backyard

To Oz's dismay, there were no chasable critters in the back yard.  He searched the yard thoroughly and turned up nothing.  Then what was all that rustling? 

Disappointed, he turned to go back into the house.  There at the sliding door, he found something odd; it was some kind of poop.   Maybe a small dog ate a bone and made some white bone poop.  It's possible, Oz thought to himself, and he went back in the house.

Oz the Terrier on back patio

Oz soon forgot about the strange poop and the next day sat himself down to work on the computer.  Another thunderstorm started to roll in, making the day dark gray and dreary so Oz went to nap on the couch.

In his dozing, he heard a, more of a tap-tap-tap....on the front door.  As he slowly got up from the couch he thought, "How odd.  The UPS or FedEx man always rings the bell.".  He put on his harness, unlocked the door, opened it and stepped outside to greet his visitor.

Oz the Terrier in the front garden

No one was there!  Oz looked up and down the walkway and in the front garden, but there was no one out in the neighborhood.  Then who knocked on the door?  Thinking he must have been dreaming, Oz headed back to the front door and stopped dead in his tracks!

A piece of snowflake wrapping paper lay on the welcome mat.  What the dog?!?  It isn't even Halloween yet!

Oz the Terrier finds wrapping paper scraps on front porch

But paper garbage is always blowing up into his front yard.  The silly kids in the neighborhood must be doing their Christmas Paper Fundraiser and this sample of wrapping paper must have blown away.  Oz went back into the house and returned to the couch for a nap.


Oz awoke to the screeching of his Ma!  He jumped off the couch and began barking ferociously looking around to see what little critter was making his Ma so scared this time.  She pointed out the sliding glass door and to Oz's shock.....

Oz the Terrier finds snowmen on his back patio


Oz barked about locking the doors.  The sliding door got locked and off he ran, frantically, to the front door!  It was already locked; Oz breathed a sigh of relief.  He ran back to the sliding doors and the Snow Freaks were...gone. 

It was then that Oz heard it; the familiar squeak of the laundry room door.  Panicked, Oz realized he didn't check that lock.  Oh....that door is always unlocked!  Oh no...

This post is written for our good friends Frankie and Ernie.  If you don't know "the boys from the Hill", then you don't know that their mom is a collector of Christmas Snowmen which the boys despise and call Snow Freaks.  While in the process of moving, they didn't blog much and we all missed them.  Now that they are ready to return to Blogville, many friends decided to welcome them back with tales of their escaped snow freaks.  You can read more snow freak adventures in the blog hop below!


  1. Run Oz run for your life!!! They came to my house too, but I took care of them for Frankie and Ernie.

    Ziggy Out!

  2. Oz that's scaryyyyyyyyyy... wait I come with my mommas hairdryer :o) ...and they pooped next to your door? scandalous! :o)

  3. Ooooh... they're everywhere!

  4. RUNNNNNNNN!! Quickly!!! Those snow freaks are not quite as friendly as they seem!!

  5. Sneaky critters them snow freaks.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  6. Well oz one thing for sure when SNOWFREAKS come to the South you know there is trouble.
    Lock the doors and fasten the hurricane shutters!
    Madi your bffff

  7. You got some creepy snow freaks in your neighbourhood!

  8. OH No! You had a visit from the Snow Freaks! The white poop must of been Snow Freak poop!

  9. Watch out for those snow freaks, Oz! They might try to put you in a deep freeze!

  10. Oz those snowfreaks have taken down the telephone lines ~ they are interfering with our signals The phone is crackling and hissing Oz you there! Oz you look like a zombie with those snowfreaks in the laundry room. Jeepers Creepers run for your life.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. I'll be right over dar with a super powerful hairdryer. We'll get dem.

  12. Oh noooooooooooooooo! Scary snow freaks!!!!!!!!!

  13. OMD! OZ! those snow freaks are everywhere! And singing even!!!! AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. OMB they got to your place too?xx Speedy

  15. Thank dogness and kittyness they haven't reached Tucson!!

  16. OMD you had a pair of them show up at your place! Those snowfreaks are everywhere!

  17. EEEKKKKK! How terrifying to discover snow freaks lurking at your home! They do have nice singing voices though! LOL!

  18. That's the best thriller I've ever read! Nice work and be careful!

  19. Hey Oz!
    Wow, they're so terrifying! OMD you found snowfreak poop too. Dang, this is a real mess. I think I sniffed out something in those plants there by your fountain. I'm not sure anyone is safe today! Thanks so much for posting this today and setting up the hop, my furiend.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  20. We wonder how long they would last in Florida? They probably have to stop and refreeze huh? Protect yourselves!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  21. Oh, no! You have us on the edge of our seats wondering what will happen next! Be safe!

    Run away Oz...Run Away!!!!!!
    Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo
    PeeEss...We don't know why, but Mama can't stop laughing.

  23. OMD OMD OMD OZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ! RUN fur your life.... you are being INVADED by the hideous Snow Freaks that we managed to Set Free... we THOUGHT that they would MELT on Big Moving TRUCK DAY... since it was 92 Degrees... but it seems that they were UNFAZED ... RUN OZ!! don't let them start making MORE of them selves... Pooping in your yard was Bad Enough.

    THANKS fur the Grand and GLORIOUS laugh... We really needed it...
    Love from the Flat Section of Pencil Vane E Ah.

  24. That was the scariest halloween movie ever! Pawsome post!

  25. OMD!!!!!! OMD!!!!! BEHIND YOU OZ!!!!!!!! I thinks they're tryin' to take you hostage!!!! Maybe trade you for some ice or somethings!! Oh man, they are creepy fursure! You are too funny dude
    Ruby ♥

  26. Omg this was awesome!! I was so intrigued reading this whole post just wondering what the heck you were talking about!!! LOL!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  27. Oz that's the best horror movie I ever did see. I hope you escaped the laundry room! For the record, I collect snow freaks too but none of them sing…the singing is just too freaky for me!

  28. OMD hide Oz or turn on the heat :)

  29. LOL....Snowmen in the middle of Florida is definitely freaky, especially if they're singing!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets


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