Monday, April 25, 2016

No Squirrels!

We interrupt this program for a fast breaking TDB Special Report. I'm your roving doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

We have not seen the squirrels, Fatty White-Ears or alias Twinkletoes, since last week! 

Fatty White-Ears

alias Twinkletoes (alias Ratface, I say!)

While this is a good thing—they're not raiding the birdie feeders—it kind of makes us wonder. But yesterday ghostwriter saw an interesting sight. There was a big disturbance in the top of the silver maple tree. Out of the corner of her eye for a split second, she saw a squirrel leaping down the branches with a big hawk after it! The hawk looked like the Cooper's hawk that we've spotted occasionally in our neighborhood. Ghostwriter said she thinks the squirrel got away into the Arbor Vitae Luxury Sparrow Apartment Complex bushes, but she couldn't be sure.

On the 20th we found a clump of robin feathers on the grass in our yard, which confirms that a hawk has been hunting in our area. The Stodgy Robin Society could not be reached for comment on the identity of the unfortunate robin. 

Please stay tuned for further reports. 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program now in progress. 

(Oh, it's one of my favorite videos! Go Diesel!) 


  1. Oh my!! I thought maybe those Hawks might be available for the Blogville Squirrel SWAT team...but after the Robin debacle, we're not so sure!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. They must be at our house, cos we saw 3 little babies and their momma in the big tree yesterday a playing. stella rose

  3. We don't like squirrels either, but we shudder to think of that hawk stealing them. Maybe they just decided to move a little farther south.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. could be the hawks getting them

  5. This is like real investigative reporting!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Hummmmmmm it DOES sound as though there is a HUNGRY HAWK... circling your Neighborhood. Sorry about the ROBIN... butt the squirrels... not so much... they Taunt and Mock you and that is WRONG. Keep us posted... and Keep your Eyes on the Skys... JUST IN CASE it is an EAGLE instead of a Hawk...

  7. Nature does have a way...guess a hawk has got to eat too.
    We would like to invite your Hawk over to our place for some squirrel supper :)

    Wyatt and Tegan

  8. Watch out for those hawks. They don't play nice. We have squirrels too. sometimes they run along the telephone and electrical cables. We can't get them but we know they're around.

  9. The hawks have been hunting at Gram's too. They are keeping the squirrel and rabbit population down this year as well as some birds. Love the video! You are looking handsome as always Chester!
    Marty and the Gang

  10. I think I may haf bin trackin'a relative of Fatty White-Earz the other day - it wuz up on the power line above our bakyard. Wunder if he knew where Fatty White-Earz went tue. We don't git tue many hawkz around here.
    Diesel iz duin'a great job - furry much talented.

    By the way - that wuz not a carpet that had the bonez on it in our post - that wuz a blanket mom laid on the floor tue cover a messed up carpet. Mom wood love tue haf a rug like that.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  11. We have hawks that fly around here sometimes - makes mom nervous that they might try to get us
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. We still hope that the squirrel is not eaten by the hawk for who should you two guys then bark at?

  13. Oh man! You guys got AIRE SUPPORT from the hawks??! PAWSOME!!!! though, I'm sorry the little robin might have been mistaken for said tree rats....
    I thinks they are cool, cause I'm too big to pick on! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  14. We have those nasty red squirrels here, and they are in our yard...growlmy thinks maybe under our shed, too...sheesh, worse that groundhogs. We could use a hawk here...they are around, but maybe they are getting easier meals elsewhere...

    Fun police dog video! He sure was an eager pup!