Friday, January 20, 2012

A Tale Of Two Days -Day 2

Hi again everybody. Now you're about to see how fast things can change. Today is Cheese Day. I hope you're all enjoying some of that most delicious food. But tomorrow is a day that we don't think deserves to be recognized. January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day. What!!! Who thought that up? Whoever came up with that day has one sick mind!
Squirrels come in a lot of flavors. Some are red, some are black and near here they have some white ones, but here at our house we have two flavors, gray....
and this mixed up red and gray one called a Fox-Squirrel. Don't try to confuse us, we know that's a squirrel in fox clothing.
Squirrels are mean creatures that like to torment dogs, and cats too, I think. They sit on the window ledge or the top of the fence or on low branches of the trees and make faces at us. If we try to ignore them like Mom tells us, then they yell bad words at us and call us names and sometimes throw things at us.
When we get a chance we chase them. The first time we caught one was before the pups were born. The stupid squirrel thought he'd walk across the yard while we were playing. Samba chased him back and forth across the yard till he got tired. All of a sudden he stopped running, stood up and grabbed his chest. Then he fell over,dead. Guess he was out of shape and had a heart attack. We all gathered around to look at him, but Mom took him away.
Lesson 1 - don't cross the dog yard unless you're in good shape.

The next time we caught a squirrel was just in the last year or two. We were playing in the yard and this dumb squirrel kept yelling bad things at Bailey. She tried to ignore him, so he came part way down the tree and called her a bad name. She just stood there and didn't do anything, so he came farther down the tree and just as he started to say something bad, she jumped up and grabbed him. Boy, he squealed like a little piggy. She brought him over to Mom and put him on the ground. He was so surprised that he just laid there blinking his eyes. He didn't know what hit him. Mom scooped him up in the poop scoop. He didn't like that at all and started yelling, but she heaved him over the fence. Guess we had the last laugh that time.
Lesson 2 - if you're busy talking trash,be sure you know where you are and who's listening.

We're not sure why Mom doesn't want us chasing these nasty creatures. As far as we can tell all they do is steal the bird food and chew on out deck.  

There's a smaller economy size that Mom calls a chipmunk, but we know that it's just a squirrel in disguise. Does he really think those racing stripes will fool us?
These guys live under a big heavy rock in the yard. All of us together can't move that rock, but Morgan knows he's there and Morgan is our best squirrel watcher. She thinks that after a lizard appetizer, a nice entree of racing stripe squirrel would be really tasty. My money's on Morgan.
So only 24 hours after one of the best days f the year, we have to endure a day especially set to appreciate squirrels. Life isn't fair.
 Till next time,your pal Fudge


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have never caught a squirrel but we don't see too many of them in our yard, no nuts, no big trees. But we hear they are evil. One day maybe we will get one.

Now we are ready for cheese.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Lapdog Creations said...

You find all the fun, interesting days!

Jo's World said...

Hey Fudge, Did you go to the Beauty Parlor for a haircut? You look very handsome!

Just ignore those little beasts, I have to congratulate your pack on killing one and catching one, since I have never been able to do that. But I know they carry disease too, so you want to be a little careful!

Kisses, especially for Tsar,


SissySees said...

What a cute post! The fur-girls are BIG squirrel watchers too. They're glad to know tomorrow is a special day. Too bad it will be raining here.

gMarie said...

We have never caught a squirrel. Too bad Morgan didn't get to keep the one she caught - but good lessons. You should post them in your yard - do you think squirrels can read?


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We appreciate that squirrels are good to chase. But, alas, we don't have squirrels here--not even the economy sized.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

We have lizards, though.

Marjie said...

Squirrels ARE evil, and really brassy about it, too! The ones in racing stripes are not so bad. They seem to mind their own business. But I'm pretty sure Morgan will be the victor in that contest!

Meanwhile, enjoy cheese day. I hope your Mom makes Mac&cheese for dinner tonight!

Molly the Airedale said...

We both got our cube of swiss cheese thanks to you, Fudge :-)
Appreciate squirrels? No way!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Two French Bulldogs said...

we can't catch those tree rats
Benny & Lily

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

How's Fudge?

You are so right about those racing stripe squirrels. We have the grey tree squirrels, but apart from running along the top of the fence to tease Jed, they leave us alone. Those little chipmunky things tho' are a different story. They have a whole subterranean city under our backyard and Abby goes nuts trying to dig them out. They must be moving around a little now; she's been quartering the backyard with her nose the past couple of days. After we get our wintery mix tonight, maybe they'll settle back down for a few more weeks. Abby will eat those little suckers when she catches one, before mama can even open her mouth to scream.

Jed & Abby

soulbrush said...

you are just soo funny- you always bring a smile to my 'dial'!!

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