Miss Apple and the headless chipmunk

spoiler alert…there will be talk of a dead critter here. Stop now or read on……

so I have two dogs, not large by any means, around fifty pounds each. Cute as a button they are and they love to cuddle too. their main past time is lunging at the window looking all vicious and barking like fools at the varmints.
They give me a heart attack endlessly streaking to the front of the house when they know there is a squirrel or other furry varmint there, which unfortunately means the furry critters escape up a tree, but then proceed to jump from tree to tree like the amazing Spider-Man to escape. Sometimes they even cross the road to evade he dogs, but these are sometimes smart dogs and they try to get there first.
I live on a hill, with blind spots and I am petrified one of these days it will not end good, so I scream at them and for the most part, ok, sometimes, they even seem to understand and if I’m lucky, even listen and stop.
Sooooo….the other day we went for a walk and there was a dead chipmunk (we call them chippies) in the road that the dog noticed. Me being the wise, or not so wise mom figured hell, I don’t want the idjits running into the road later for this and it was a very fresh death of the little varmint with shiny red blood so I picked it up by the tail and brought it into the yard for the dog.. Ok, Miss Apple (the dog)now has dead prize but does not know what to do with it except carry it around proudly, all, look what I caught mom proud. No harm no foul.
Advance two days, chippie now buried under snow. Hmmmmm….ok, hubby snow throws the deck where varmint last seen, boom, out the shoot and fifteen feet away into another snow bank.
Guess we will find it In July when this crappy snow thaws out, right?
Nope, other little dog digs it out of the snow and carries it around. Rock hard frozen like a piece of hard wood. Later we are in the house and I see blood on the carpet. Worried I go to investigate to see which pet is injured and there, thawing nicely on the white carpet is a now headless chippie. Little blood trail leading from the door to this spot. Oh, my, god!!! Now I am totally grossed out and they looked at me like, well, you gave it to us you idiot, what did you want us to do with it?
Lesson learned. Headless chippie back out. I am not sure where it went but I am sure it will resurface at some point in the not too distant future. After all, this snow has to melt sometime, right? Maybe the cat can catch them some new fresh ones in the meantime….um….yeah, right.
Vegetarian cats don’t catch anything except broccoli .

7 thoughts on “Miss Apple and the headless chipmunk

  1. iPad cut me off. Pups didn’t eat the mole, killed it and rolled on it. Ours likes to herd, cats….chi likes everyone where she wants them, Shepard mix….the bones are better than the Chinese imports…mystery chicken….


  2. What are dogs like! Hubby had to try and rescue a fawn last week from our Border Collie. Collie and deer ended up in the River Clyde and hubby had to tie the dog up until he rescued the deer and waited till it limped off. If mama deer comes along at some point in the future don’t think dog will have much of a chance. Hubby blames me ‘cos I started getting real bones from the butcher for the dog to gnaw on. A taste for blood and hunting. I hope it’s not true. 😉 x


  3. we had our house power washed this past week. We had to bring everything from the porch inside so that the porch could be cleaned. We also brought in several lizards… we found a pretty big one on the blind sunning himself. Hubby picked him up and out he went. Puppy found and de-tailed another lizard, which was picked up and put outside. Went to take pup out for his walk a couple nights ago and he was guarding a very squashed lizard with no tail. We think he was de-tailed and crawled under the rug and was flattened. So, he got picked up and put out…. great post. Loved this tale!


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