Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chipmunk up the Drain Pipe

Good evening everybody and everydoggie. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your humble doggie host Chester L. W. Stephens.


Today has been an interesting and worrisome day. My erudite colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens already reported on this morning’s alien invasion. We had a good nap after that incident! Barking for so long is exhausting work!


After napping, though, I had a feeling something else was going on in our territory. I stood at the window for a while scanning the backyard.


Upon going outside, I rummaged through the hostas under the lilac bush and found a chipmunk, which I chased up the drainpipe. Wow! I could hear it squeaking and scuttling as it tried to go up the inside of the slippery aluminum pipe. Mom stuck a plastic container on the end of it, and then Dad took the drain pipe apart and dumped the chipmunk into a bucket. But alas, it jumped out and got away. 


There seems to be no shortage of little invaders in our yard these days! The Miscellaneous Mousie Mob, the Sneaky Shrew Squad, humorless amphibian sales reps from Toadstools-R-Us, the Evil Squirrel Cartel, and, of course the Conniving Chipmunk Consortium! The trees and bushes are filled with birds. Goldfinches and robins sing all day long. We’ve even seen some cedar waxwings and downy woodpeckers. The crow family swoops around in the tree tops making a lot of noise. A military helicopter thrums overhead on a practice mission. Crazy bird, the red cardinal brings his boisterous family to the birch tree outside the window for voice lessons. Big fat bumble bees forage on the flowers in the balmy sunshine. You might think all’s right with the world. 

But it’s not. Today the TV showed that Israel is invading Gaza, a big passenger jet was shot out of the sky over the Ukraine, and violent extremists are taking over Iraq. 

Boom!
What is this world coming to? 

11 comments:

  1. Hello! We're glad to find a very nice blog after coming across a comment on our friend Aiko's blog. We'll come back again...

    Momo, Pinot & mom

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    1. Hello, and welcome to The Daily Bone. We're so happy to meet you! You live right across Lake Ontario from us! Hooray!

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    2. A big thank you for coming by our blog! We just added you as our spaniel friends' list. Hope you don't mind.... oh yes, we're not too far from you. Yay!
      Momo & Pinot xo

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    3. Thank you so much. We love meeting new spaniel friends!

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  2. Good thing us doggies don't have to wurry 'bout the peepoles junk. Sounds like yu've got yur paws full with all the critters an burds invadin yur own place.

    Take care!

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    1. Thanks Zoe. I worry about our little miniature human, Ryan, and the kind of world he will grow up to live in. But you're right. We doggies have a lot of work just with our homeland security jobs!

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  3. THAT was a very exciting Chipmunk adventure... you know they are as Evil as Squirrels... since they are cussins and all. Stay vigilant you two.... Stay VIGILANT.

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    1. Don't worry, we're very vigilant. Homeland security is our job! We would spend the whole day outside patrolling if we could!

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  4. Dear Chester,

    I am sorry you missed your chipmunk. The people are indeed feeling sad today as scary and crazy things are happening in the world. I am trying to give much comfort by pushing into their bodies - doesn't petting a Dog make everything better?

    Licks,
    Cobi

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    1. You're right about that! My ghostwriter says a dog or other animal can make even her grumpiest patients in the nursing home cheer up. They all love it when animals come to visit!

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  5. Don’t waste your time with your plumbing issues. Give Bronx Sewer Cleaning a call today!

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