Sunday, March 25, 2012

Who Turned The Lights Out?

This morning I heard the dogs beginning to move around. I squinted my eyes toward the clock on the bed stand, but the clock was blank. I sat up and looked toward my nightlight. It was dark. The electricity was off. What happened?
I woke Rob and we got dressed and started getting the dogs out. I took the Water Dogs downstairs, thru the garage and into the back yard. Rob took Tsar and Morgan into the front yard. My neighbor called over that their power was out, too and she had heard the transformer pop.

When Rob came inside he told me what had happened and we called the power company to come fix the problem.
It seems that one of our neighborhood pests was using the sky highway when he was overcome by an urge to have a snack.
He did, only he chose to bite down on the power line.
Rob found him dead at the foot of the telephone pole with a bloody mouth. There'll be one less pest raiding the bird feeder today.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

A suicidal squirrel!

SHE always thinks SHE's forgotten to pay the bill when the electricity goes off!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

rottrover said...


Two French Bulldogs said...

Poor squirrely. They bite everything
Benny & Lily

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I guess his Mom never told him to not bite on the line....Glad it's fixed, but you and I both know, he'll have a successor in no time!

I hope your Sunday has been an enjoyable one!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Just more evidence of how dumb and annoying those pesky squirrels can be!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

SissySees said...

So glad it all worked out. I sure like electricity!

Jo's World said...

I think we have our squirrels trained better than that. If our lights go out its usually because of wind or stormy weather. So you just keep those dopey little Missouri squirrels right down in their home state cause we don't want any of that kind of ruckus up here at all!


The Minnesnowta Jets

bichonpawz said...

Yikes! Those squirrels can get themselves into some serious trouble!! Glad you got your power back! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly the Airedale said...

Stoopid squirrels - they're always up to no good!

Love ya lots

Anonymous said...

That's hilarious! Never knew an SQ to do that before. Thought they were smarter than that ;) Hardy Har Har

Waggin at ya,

Dexter said...

Tough way to go. Poor little critter.

Mango Momma

gMarie said...

Poor Little SQ!! Way to ruin the morning. Do your dogs get a bit worried with the power out? Mine freak and won't settle. so much fun. g

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Marjie said...

And one less suicidal squirrel to leave you in the dark!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

We've had the same problem with possums. HOpe your electricity wasn't out too long. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Poor, dumb tree rat. Last photo looks like some crows were giving him a nice funeral.

Interesting doggie family tree. Mama has genealogy on the Danes her dad had, but not on any of the Dane rescues - or us. But we're glad we have mama and each other.

Keeping our paws crossed for Tsar. May he enjoy every day he has, and may you enjoy every day with him.

Jed & Abby