Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Evil Squirrel Cartel Strikes Again!

Hello mystery fans. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your trusty detective doggie reporter Special Agent Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

These are the compost buckets. We put two osage oranges (aka hedge apples) in there because they were getting moldy. We noticed this morning that said fruit was missing. 

Special Agent Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel discovered several mounds of chewed up organic material underneath the pear tree. After sniffing carefully, he concluded that these were the remains of the osage oranges from the compost bucket. 

I was not so sure. As you know, osage oranges are green! (Here’s an original photograph from November 10, 2014, when we first acquired the large round fruit.)  

The remains pictured here are mostly yellow and orange. But if you look closely, you can discern fragments of the bumpy green outer skin. 

We began to widen the perimeter of the crime scene. Look, I found a bit of osage orange stuck in the pear tree. In addition, I picked up the scent of squirrel!

Subsequent investigation revealed no more fresh tracks. The perpetrator had fled the crime scene! 

And I ended up having to jump into the bathtub to get the mud cleaned off my feet. (Don’t worry. I like to play with the water in the bath tub.) As you know, Special Agent Joey dog is quite fastidious about keeping his feet clean because he doesn’t like the bath tub at all! 

We retired to the sofa to mull over our findings. We still have one osage orange left. Since it is not very palatable for either doggies or humans, we could possibly use this last one as bait and finally catch an operative of the Evil Squirrel Cartel. That would be a triumphant day indeed! 


  1. Bait !?! No thats some very clevers finking boys I would never have thought of that.
    But then I'd never heard of osage orange either…. I'm still not sure that someone's not playing tricks on you with green pom-poms !!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Sure hope those rascal squirrel dudes come back so you can chase em off, BOL! They sure are pests, the eat the very things that we would think repel them, OMD!

  3. Sherlock Holmes and Watson have it in the bag. EXCELLENT
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  4. Dem nasty skwerrils. Ya needs to catch em.

  5. You can never ever trust those evil squirrels! They're at it again!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Holy Furry Tails!!! OMD, you can NEVER trust em' boys!!! I knows this from vast experience!!! Those nasty tree rats will eat everythings! And leave all kinds of squirrel snots all overs your stuffs!!! That's the worse...all those squirrel snots....nasty. I try and neutralize the squirrel snots with my, um, pee ☺, butts it's strong stuffs and sometimes needs to be dug up and buried. Just a tip.
    Anyhu, if you need an extra sniffer, just lets me know!
    Ruby ♥

    1. Thanks for the advice Ruby. We know exactly what you mean. One winter a family of squirrels camped out in our shed. What a horrible awful stinky mess they made out of chewed up cardboard, and insulation mixed with their poopies and pee! We fixed it so they can't get in there anymore, but it doesn't stop them from trying. I don't think we'll ever get that smell out! You can come over any time and help us keep them out of our yard!

  7. Well done. Another mystery solved.
    We don't think crime fighters should have baths! Just sayin'

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  8. That was some great investigative techniques there guys! Maybe you will get those criminals next time!

  9. Good luck with the squirrel cartel - they are pretty wily critters, fast and devious!!!

    We HATE the bathtub. Mom tries to dip our paws in a bucket of water, but she seems to get a lot wetter than we do:) BOl

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning