Hello. This is a TDB special report. I’m your concerned doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens.
Autumn weather has finally arrived, and it’s gotten cool out. With the cooler temperatures, the Miscellaneous Mousie Mob begins their insidious invasion of the garage. That’s where we store dry goods like bird seeds, noodles, rice, and cereals, and of course our yum yum delicious healthy weight management crunchy meatballs doggie food. Yes sir, the garage is prime real estate for mousies!
I saw one picking up the bird seeds that had fallen on the garage floor. It ran outside and I chased it under a rock. Unlike the shrews, this mousie had a long tail and big ears, and only made quiet squeaky sounds. I almost caught it, but it escaped through the fence. Drat!
Here’s the storage container for our doggie food. I smelled mousie tracks back there. I then proceeded out the door to do a search for any other signs or scents of mousies in the yard.
There were also mousie tracks under the window bird feeder. I decided to widen the parameters of our investigation. Reinforcements were needed, so I enlisted the assistance of my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens, who is known for his excellent nose.
Here's the bush at the other corner of the house, a popular hide-out for all kinds of miscreants.
We decided to return to the scene of the crime. A doggie's work is never done!
Here's a great video of cocker spaniels retrieving game. Wow!
|Evidence. Somebody chewed a hole in the peanut bag!|
|Fortunately, the bag of doggie food is still intact.|
We'll keep up the surveillance! And Dad will put everything into mousie-proof containers.