This is a fast breaking news story from The Daily Bone, and I am your resolute doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
We were awakened this morning by the sound of birds. Grackles, to be exact. As long time readers will remember, The Daily Bone has done numerous reports on the Great Grackle Flying PTA (Poop Tossers Association) and will know our position on these messy birdies. We hate them! They usually appear in early spring with their screechy squawks trying to attract a mate. They build nests in the surrounding birdie real estate, usually the tall arbor vitae bushes or other evergreens, and proceed to raise their little gargoyle babies. To keep their nests clean they pick up their babies' poops and splatter it onto our cars, house, windows, lawn furniture, sidewalks, and driveway. They bully the other nice birdies at our birdie feeders, and even dive bomb the Evil Squirrel Cartel! But once they're done with their nesting, they move on and we rarely see them again until next year.
This morning, there must have been hundreds of them all over the neighborhood! The trees were full of them, and big flocks gathered on every lawn on the green belt.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.