May 05

Cute outfit Skippy.

When I wake up each morning, I never know what the day will bring.  This was true of today.  When I roll out of bed, the first thing I have to do every morning…. is pee like crazy.  After that, I am open to most any idea from there.

But this day… well… it was peculiar somehow.  The first thing…..  two complete strangers scratched my butt.  Seriously.   It is one thing if someone touches your face… but your BUTT???   That’s getting a little personal, wouldn’t you say?   Right there on the street.   I thought to myself… “Holy Dog Biscuits.  DO I KNOW YOU?”

Ah, but such is a day in the life of a mongrel like me.  The second thing that was a bit different… now get THIS…. I ALMOST caught my tail.  I’m not kidding you.  I came THIS close.

But this morning brought big adventure.  Skippy was back in our yard again.  I can’t stand that cocky little snot.  Most humans think the rivalry between dogs and squirrels is a joke.  But this is serious business.  It goes back for centuries, I’ll bark you.

You see, they throw their little nuts at us.  Most humans think they eat the acorns and such.  But that is not the case.  They are merely pretending to eat the nuts.  In reality, they are sharpening them with their little razor teeth.  And when we least expect it…. they hit us with the dagger bombs.   Hurts worse than stubbing your paw.

At any rate.  We had a two-hour standoff.  It ended in a draw, because my human eventually caught me… and drug me back inside the walls.

And now.  I’m heading off to bed again.  But here’s the thing about me an my quest for squirrels.  It is bittersweet, really.  While they drive me absolutely zany….  I sort of like the whole thing.  Yep.  It sort of makes me happy.  It gives me purpose.

“A joyful life needs to have purpose” – D. Koontz

“You can’t be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.” – Frances the Good Dog