Saturday, January 31, 2009

Goin' shoppin'

I can take a hint. Something's up. The enemy is getting ready to strike. We need to prepare. I'm off the Home Depot...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Dr. Zhivago comes to my turf

Is it Julie Christie, or just another clever squirrel spy? I don't see Omar Sharif cruising around the neighborhood, so I'm guessing the latter. Needless to say, I'm watching the front.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?

Caught this intruder trying to work his weaselly way into the BBQ grill. Leveled my 20 gauge on him and ordered him to reach for the sky. He escaped, though, when I was distracted by what I thought was the sound of the treat jar. Next time.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Great squirrel hunters, part 2.

Blagojevich, or Blags for short, induces laughter at first sight. Then he starts the mayhem. Approach with caution and a straight face.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Great squirrel hunters, part 1.

Monte. Could grab three squirrels in a single sweep. Local squirrels called him Jaws.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Chicken Surprise

~ 2 squirrels, deboned and cut into chunks
~ 1 can (12oz) cream of mushroom soup
~ 1 can (12oz) cream of chicken soup
~ 1/2 can water
~ 2 - 3 carrots, sliced into 1/4" slices
~ 2 - 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
~ 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
~ 8oz fresh mushrooms, sliced if desired
~ 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
~ salt, garlic powder, parsley, curry, black and cayenne pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a crock-pot.

Cook on low for 4 hours or until the carrots are soft.

Serve and enjoy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

This keeps me up at night

He knows there's floss in the house and he wants it. What am I to do? Nobody believes me when I tell them this stuff.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I have no defense against this

I'm a simple country springer-lab-bluetick-coonhound mix, Jim.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Cute? No. Cunning? Yes. This spy has found a perfect vantage point from which to plan the assault. I dial 911. No response.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


This guy has been snapping pictures all week, scribbling notes in a reporter's notebook. Something's up and I'm not happy about it. Will anyone listen to me? Too tired to answer.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Don't likeitlikethat....

Coming soon, this sign:
Riley T. Coyote bans guns on these premises.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Trouble brewing

Reports of a large army of squirrels preparing to attack from the south. They are marching as we speak. Yet, when I raise this threat nooooobody listens to me. I cannot fend off an army by myself.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Looming over me...

The first active nest to tower over my territory. Tails are flicked at me as they come and go. I spot a piece of paper taped on one side. Border collie says it's a building permit. They plan an addition. I am haunted.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I doooo not like it......

This is my worst nightmare. Worse than cloud water. Worse than booms.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Catching a squirrel requires planning. On this play, the border collie goes long, diverting the squirrel's attention and providing me with a big opportunity.