Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sneaky Creatures

 This is a TDB special report and I'm your zealous doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. I am live on location in the back yard where I've been barking all day! 

Do you see what I see?

Look carefully. Do you see those beady eyes staring from the other side of the fence? That's right! It's a bunny! This particular bunny has been camped out in the bushes for the past few days. He just sits there while I bark at him. Sometimes, he'll move a few feet one way or another. But I can still smell his scent even if I don't see him! (Yes, I'm an excellent cocker spaniel hunting doggie!) Last night at around 11PM, I went out and he was actually IN my yard, sitting perfectly still, right under the birdie feeders. I gave him a good chase around the yard before he remembered how he got into my yard in the first place. 

When I wasn't sniffing, tracking, or barking at this audacious bunny, I was clattering around in the garage. Under Dad's workshop tools, knocking over the snow shovels, running around the car, squeezing myself past the garbage can and the snow blower. 

Do you see what I see in the next three pictures?

Look carefully. There was a whole flock of sparrows in the garage, fluttering around, smacking themselves into the windows of the garage door, and hiding amongst the rafters. Sorry if these pictures are a little blurry. Birdies move pretty fast! Even after my ghostwriter let them all out the back door, I continued to search for them, because, you know, I'm a very good cocker spaniel hunting doggie and can still pick up their scents. 

If that wasn't enough, take a look at this:

It's a squirrel who's looking down from the roof with an eye on the birdie feeder in the window below! An hour later we heard a kerplunk!

Nibble nibble nibble … hey!

Hey dog face! You'd better tell your humans that they need to put a big fat fresh chunk of suet into this here feeder! 

Either that, or that peanut butter sandwich you've owed my Godfather, alias Twinkletoes for the last few years! 

I'm sure you wouldn't wanna incur the wrath of the Evil Squirrel Cartel! 

Bu-wahahahaha …

Oh yeah? Well you can just forget about it, punk! Grrrrrrrr!


Harumph! A doggie's work is never done! 


  1. You sure have a lot of critters pestering you, Chester. We get some of those bunnies in our yard too and do our best to chase them out! That sure was a lot of birdies in the garage. It's good you let your mom know they were there so she could shoo them out.

  2. There is so much going on it your back yard. I think you might need an assistant to keep up with the work. I don't like that the squirrels got the higher ground. They can cause a lot of mischief.

  3. Goodness me! Chester, you have been busy, no wonder you need your sleep. I would be tired just watching that bunny being chased, let alone chasing it!

    PS: I am looking forward to my surgery tomorrow. And seeing it only took five months from complaints to start to the actual operating on, I think I am lucky. It could have taken so much longer.

  4. You sure do have a lot of sneaky wildlife to keep you entertained and busy, Chester!

  5. Chester I hope and purr you rec'd overtime treats for all the EXTRA EFFORT you took while guarding your perimeter. You might need to call in the Marines for reinforcement!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. The wildlife are trying to take over. If you need back up, give us a call. Lee and Phod

  7. What an exciting time you had Chester! You remind us of Cinnamon! Rabbits, burds and SQUIRRELS! Doggy heaven! Thanks for the kind words about Mom. We try to take care of her by laying on her and purring. She has thumbs and can open the cat food tins (and scoop the poop). The sooner she is mobile the sooner we can be taken care of in the manner to which we have become accustomed.

  8. Chester, you have been werking ovfurtime! I hope you get a ginormous Fanksgibing bonus!!

  9. You have been pretty busy, you deserve lots of treats and some good rest too! If you need some reinforcements, just let us know, but I think you have this all under control!

  10. You must have the best yard in town, Chester, because everyone wants to be there. That squirrel looks quite well fed. We don't see many rabbits now that it has botten colder.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. OMGoodness, C. What is up with all the critters invading your territory??!! The nerve! It's no wonder you are worn out. Catch up on your rest. This will likely start up again tomorrow!

    Love and licks,

  12. Yikes, those rodents yes, those varmints! Don't bother with that red squirrel dude though, they are not nice at all. Does yours bully the grey or black ones? We have seen them fighting for the rights to the food they want to steal.

    Hope you get enough rest inbetween invasions so you can let them know who the real boss is.

  13. Agh! You are being overrun! Bunnies that don't run away! Squirrels peeking at you from the roof! Sparrows in the garage! You have your work cut out for you, friend!