July 18th 2009 8:19 pm
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Well, this has been one exciting day. I have been kept so busy that I am utterly exhausted this evening.
First of all I helped Mommy put up a tarp over the top of my dog pen so that I could have some shade. Well, actually I watched and she did the work. BOL. She had to climb on top of a big wood pile to reach the top of the pen and then she went inside to string a rope through the rest of the it and tie it down. I hopped on top of the doghouse and watched and she even sat on the doghouse with me for awhile while she was putting the tarp over that side of the pen. Mommy told me that I was really a good helper.
Then Daddy was upset because the raccoons have been getting into his sweet corn patch. So, he set a live trap last night and he caught one this morning. Well, I didn't even get to see it right away but I could smell that critter from way across the yard. I just kept going to the garden to see what was going on but I couldn't see anything. I am not allowed to enter the garden or I will be in REALLY big trouble and besides the underground electric fence runs right past there; so I would get shocked if I go too close. Oooh! I don't like that one little bit. So I just kept an eye on things from a distance.
Then finally, Daddy went to the garden and brought the live trap out. He set it on the ground so that I could see! WOW! I was so excited and that ole raccoon started to snarl and hiss at me right away.
I just didn't know what to think about that, so I just took my big ole paw and swatted that cage. (That'll teach that sassy little ole critter). BOL
Well, that cage just rolled right over and the raccoon was upside down. *Giggles* I just thought that was tremendously funny; so I just kept doing it, over and over. That ole raccoon just kept hissing and I just kept swatting at the cage and I rolled him clear across the whole yard. Wheeee!! Mommy scolded me and told me that I shouldn't get that ole raccoon all scared but I was having so much fun. So, I just kept rolling that cage and pretty soon, Mommy joined in the chase. She was trying to catch me and I was rolling that cage as fast as I could go. Oh my dogness! I've never had so much fun. I was even frothing at the mouth because I was so excited. Mommy was chasing me and Daddy was laughing. Well, she finally grabbed me by the collar and made me go in my pen for awhile. Ahhh, Mom, I was really having fun playing roll that raccoon. Hee Hee! I was sooo tired after I went into my pen that I just slept for a couple of hours after all of that excitement.
But that wasn't the end of my fun day. This evening, I was helping Mommy get the chickens to bed (as usual). This is one of my daily duties to escort Mommy to the hen house and I stand guard while she closes the door after the chickens go to bed. I don't know how she ever managed to get those chickens to bed before I was here to stand guard and oversee things. She says that I scare the chickens by getting too close to the fence, but I know better. They just don't want to go to bed but would rather stay up and play with me. They get so excited when they see me, that they just flap their wings and squawk like crazy and run all around their pen. (Silly ole biddies).
Anyhow, after we were all done with the chickens, I turned around to escort her back to the house and I couldn't believe my eyes! There was something white running across the yard towards us. It was kind of small and about the size of a cat. I had to rub my eyes to be sure that I wasn't seeing things. It was a miniature dog! Heh! Funny looking little runt. He was mostly white with large brown spots and very muscular looking but he was a shrimp. I could walk right over the top of him. Well, things are looking up---a new play toy, I am thinking.
So I did what any other decent fun-loving hostess would do, I put my front feet out in front of me and my rear end up and wagged my tail to welcome this strange looking dog. Well, he didn't want to play; he just followed my Mommy around. Now, I am not having any of that nonsense. I don't share my food and I don't share my Mommy, buster; so you'd better be on your way. I just walked over the top of him and growled and you know what that little shrimp did? He growled back at me!! Of all the nerve! In MY yard, taking over MY Mommy and then growling at ME!!!
OK, no more nice doggie. I've had enough of this little ugly intruder; so I decided to growl again and then I pinned him to the ground. I'll show him who owns this household! Oops! Frothing at the mouth again. That'll show the little runt who's boss. (Maybe he'll think that I have rabies and he'll take off) BOL
But do you know what happened then? Mommy scolded me and grabbed me by the collar again; she made me go back into my pen!!! Well, this is getting old. I couldn't believe it. Was she actually going to let this intruder follow her around and put me in prison? Humpf. Well, I'll show her! I'll show them both, I will just jump on top of my dog house (doing my Snoopy imitation) and I will ignore this situation! Oh wait, I can't do that!! I haven't even had my supper yet so I do the only thing that a big brave doggie would do, I whine, cry, whimper and try my best to look pitiful. Well, it worked! Mommy brought me my food dish and some cold, fresh water and she told the intruder that he would have to go home. Hee Hee!
Hey, wait a minute! Mommy went back in the house and left me out here in my pen; all alone. This isn't what I wanted to happen. Yeah, it is dark and yeah the intruder left but I wanted some more play time. Mommy just told me that I had been a bad doggie and that I would have to stay in the pen. Well, phooey!! That's the thanks I get for protecting my property. I'll just hop back up on top of my doghouse and enjoy the nice cool evening breeze and dream about my busy day. I might have gotten into trouble a couple of times (well, actually three times. I forgot about that whole roll of shop towels that I tore up all over the yard.) but boy did I have fun today. Wow! This has been a banner day and I am totally exhausted.
Wonder what will happen tomorrow? Wonder if that ugly little intruder will come back again? Or maybe Dad will get another raccoon in that fun little ole rolly cage. Oh boy! Mommy, you'd better get your rest and be prepared to put on your running shoes tomorrow 'cause I'm gonna get a good night's rest. Zzzzzzzzz
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