We feed the birds at Linderhof
Summer and winter
Spring and fall
But with the birds also come squirrels
They're greedy little rodents
And will sit and eat until the feeder is empty.
And what was one squirrel has now turned into FOUR!
What we usually do is let them eat -- SOME.
Then we used to let Oliver out and up the tree they went
and if he stayed out for a while
it kept them away
And the birds could continue to feed
Oliver passed the torch to Dolly.
Her job, now, is to chase the squirrels away.
Except . . .
|Dolly sees squirrel at the feeder.|
|She gets a whiff of squirrel.|
|Yes, that's what it is, all right -- a squirrel!|
|But it isn't running!|
|C'mon, squirrel, let's have a little action.|
|A little bark -- but the squirrel isn't moving.|
|I can almost "taste" the squirrel -- so close but yet so far.|
|I see it but I don't think the squirrel sees me.|
The squirrel continued to feed
oblivious to the dog
or rather knowing the dog was there but knew that the dog couldn't get squirrel.
The score as I see it is:
Dog - 0
Squirrel - 1
Eventually, the squirrel tired of the game or had eaten it's fill
And it jumped to the table and then to a tree
And away it went.
Dolly barking and following it on the ground.
I'm sure in her mind, she felt that SHE chased the squirrel from the feeder.
But we all know the truth!