Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chipmunk Housing Crisis

Hi everybody! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your trusty doggie correspondent Chester L. W. Spaniel.

Remember the log pile? My colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I have been keeping a close watch on it for the past few weeks. We suspected there were chipmunks living under it. More than once, we intercepted their codified transmissions emanating from that site. The log pile was also rife with their scent! We've been determined to evict them—they never once paid rent—but it's tough to get under there. Talk about freeloaders!

However, after dinner and a nice long nap, we resumed our outdoor surveillance and made a surprising discovery. Almost all of the logs were gone! What the heck? Upon further examination, we found that one of our humans had cut the logs into smaller units and placed them into a nice neat stack. 

This new, more compact arrangement of logs would be unsuitable for chipmunk habitation. Hooray! Well that’s one less job to do. 

Whew! That’s a relief! Now we have some time to watch a video about chipmunks. It’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your opponents. 


  1. OMD we think we'd have felt robbed if our peeps did that. We'd so want the old log pile and plenty of sniffing and stalking. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. WE are SO with you guyz.... OUR mom and dad have nearly Burned away our ENTIRE Brush Pile... which used to be 4 feet tall and about 30 yards LONG.... NOW we have NO WHERE to Sniff and WORK and HUNT fur Chipmunks..
    WE FEEL YOUR PAIN. OUR Brush Pile was in the THICKET.... (WAS)... and it was HERE before I (Frankie Furter) arrived over 7 YEARS ago.
    Come on boys.... let us Bow our Heads... and MOURN the LOSS of our Beloved Hunting Grounds.
    {{{{{ insert 87 moments of Silence}}}}}

  3. Well, round here, da rats favorite hidin spot, under and up in da holly trees has been destroyed since da holly trees got whacked down, but I don't mind. I hate rats.

  4. Crikey ..... you blokes are so lucky. I've only got a few old lizards to sniff in my yard. Oh and the odd possum but they only come out at night.