Hi everybody! This is The Daily Bone, and I am your loyal and vigilant doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel, chairman of the Squeaky Party, along with my dedicated and hard-working colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, founder of the Yum Yum Coalition.
Fall is a great time of year! The weather is fine and sunny, the flowers are blooming, and best of all, the pears are ripe. Today our humans picked the last remaining pears from the tree which Joey dog and I have been guarding all summer. It's been a lot of work keeping the Evil Squirrel Cartel from stealing them. Because of our diligent efforts, our humans were able to collect almost two bushels of delicious, yum yum pears, not including the ones we doggies picked ourselves for our own consumption every day for the last month. This wonderful harvest was distributed to all our neighbors and coworkers who enjoyed them very much. One neighbor gave us a big piece of pear pie she had made, and it was heavenly. Thank you so much!
Here we are in the photos below, hard at work carrying out one of our many surveillance missions in the hot summer sun, sniffing for squirrel tracks. This job was not without its hazards. There have been many times a pear fell out of the tree and hit us on the head. Perhaps we should have been wearing safety helmets. However, we were uninjured because, according to our humans, we are a couple of boneheads anyway.
If you are some of the few people who actually like squirrels, don't worry. There are also plenty of pears in the compost pile that they may have. These were the ones that were too small or funny shaped, but they still taste good. I'm sure the chipmunks, mousies and bunnies will avail themselves of this treat as well. After a snack (of pears, of course) and a drink of water, we doggies are going to lie down in the nice soft grass under the pear tree and enjoy listening to the wind rustling through the leaves, confident we won't be pelted by any more falling fruit. Life is good.