Friday, November 12, 2010
The Dread Red
The dogs have always understood their job is to chase the dreaded red squirrel...and not let it eat all the bird seed. I've taken to calling the whole lot of them "The Dread Red." Fanciful I know.
But they are so, so.... so present! And they seem to be everywhere... waiting like this little guy until the dogs lose interest - which of course they never do unless I drag them away in disgust at their lack of ability to make it go away.
I'm sure there is a family - not just one - living just under the front of my wee church - in fact I heard them burbling and complaining to each other just at the entry way to the actual church building in one corner... oh goodness, that means - well you know what that means... getting rid of squirrels is so difficult. I don't want them chewing the wires or living inside.
Are they going to chase that squirrel away forever?
Alas they were only eating grass! The Dread Red was safe for another day.