We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this fast breaking news flash. I'm your on-the-spot doggie reporter Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.
Today the secret passage to Spiderland (and the front yard) was opened! This is the space between the shed and the side of the house that is usually blocked by a fence and a boat.
That's right, a boat! We doggies have no idea why a boat would be stuck in that passage way!
Our humans went into this passage, raked out the accumulated leaves and debris, cleaned out the gutters, and swept the old spider webs and dirt off the siding of the house and the shed.
The Daily Bone has exclusive footage of the state of these gutters that haven't been cleaned out for a long time. Trees were starting to grow in there! (Dad had designed these gutters so that they could be easily removed and the contents dumped into the compost pile.)
However, there was a large community of spiders living in that passage whose homes have now been destroyed.
Mrs. Cecilia Spinner was one of the more fortunate ones. Her web was left intact.
Mr. Thomas Noddy was not so lucky. His brand new web was totally destroyed.
We doggies were stuck inside the house while all this occurred. But when we were finally released, we found the passage had been closed back up again.
My diligent colleague Chester L. W. Spaniel and I did a thorough examination of the area and found no way back into Spiderland.
Our humans would like to express their condolences to the spiders who were displaced during the project, but they can be assured that this area will not be disturbed again at least until next year.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.