I have to tell you about the most excellent, amazing, exciting adventure me and Stanley had on Thursday. As you must know from our prior 2 posts, we now have an inner fence all around the yard. That was cuz mom said I was Houdini but I don't know why she has to resort to name calling.
Anyway, mom and dad just barely came home from grocery shopping and mom glanced out the (glass) door by our nook. I sit there all the time checking out everything. The door goes out to our deck. There are 17 stairs that go from the deck to the ground. Anyway, she looked out the door and said,
"OMD! You will not believe what's on the deck!"
She said there was a squirrel out there on MY deck! We don't see many squirrels around our house cuz there aren't a lot of trees. But dad did not believe her. So me and Stanley were looking out the door and dad opened the door to go onto the deck. Mom told dad the squirrel was hiding by the BBQ. So dad moved over there and the squirrel came flying out!
Me and Stanley saw that flying squirrel and went tearing downstairs and out our doggie door. We went to the bottom of the deck stairs (there is a little gate so we couldn't go up the stairs) just as the squirrel came flying down the stairs. I screamed at Stanley,
"OK Brother, it's on! Let's do this thing!"
I lit out after that squirell and Stanley lit out after me. That squirrel could feel my breath on his tail cuz I was so close (mom note: He really was). I chased that squirrel all over the yard and along the fence line. I nearly had him (mom note: He really did). He wanted to get out of the fence but could not cuz of the new inner fence! Suddenly I really liked that fence!
That crazed squirrel was screeching like crazy (mom note: He really was). Mom was yelling out the "LEAVE IT" command but I THOUGHT she was saying,
"Murphy get that &^$#@* squirrel and mash it between your teeth."
You can see how much one sounded like the other and that confusion only fueled me more to get that thing! Finally it was at the very bottom of the yard, by the big rocks. I knew I had finally trapped it. I also knew my girlfurend Ruby would be so proud of me and I already planned to make her a hat out of that squirrel pelt. (Remember the picture from yesterday?)
Then somehow he shot in-between two rocks and was back there screaming in terror (mom note: He really was). Dang it! I couldn't get to him! By this time mom and dad were out in the yard and dad heard the nasty squirrel screaming in the rocks as me and Stanley stood by waiting for the moment he stuck his nose out to see if we were still there (we didn't bark this whole time cuz we were on the hunt).
Dad pulled us away from the rock and he and mom made us go in the house. I kept asking,
"Why mom, why?"Anyway, we stayed in the house (dad closed our doggie door) and we looked out the big picture window in the living room to see if the squirrel showed his face. After about 87 minutes (mom note: 5 minutes), dad opened our doggie door and we went out to see if that lily livered squirrel slithered away like the coward he was. Here is the picture mom
It was quite an adventure. Next time I will not fail!
Squirrel Fighting Cowboys Murphy & Stanley