Friday, May 10, 2013

Sparks Fly!

Sparky was the cheekiest Squirrel I had ever met......
(Well, not actually met, but locked eyes with in a death stare 
through the glass of my window).
He'd been savaging our private bird feeder for over a year now.
Having a weight problem (the result of constant raids at the trough),  he could scarcely
cling to the bush that grew below it......
Yet, somehow he managed to drag himself up and proceed to feast.
Relentless, he had the glazed demeanor of an overfed guest at an All You Can Eat Buffet.
He was insufferable!
As Family Security Officer, I was vigilant in my surveillance and alarm......
Barks made for a Great Dane would be lobbed against him, 
and he'd crazily run for the trees.
But within moments, Sparky was always back.
Fearless?... Stupid? (my vote) 
Or maybe he'd been around the block a few years and knew more

about glass windows than the average rodent?
He turned me into a raving, quivering, shrilly barking lunatic......
Powerless, I could not stop.
My sister, Lu Lu, would give us both a short glance, and walk off in search of a dirty sock.
She was way too busy to bother with Sparky.....Smart girl.
Still, my superior Terrier instincts would not be denied.....
He would have been a well marbled filet.....if it hadn't been for the glass!
MICK'S TIPS: Trim the bush, move the feeder, OR window screens are so nice for the summer!
Watch your back, Sparky......

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2 inches .......

My favorite window is cracked 2", and NO question about it, Spring is DEFINITELY 
out there.....
Birds chirping, grass growing, squirrels frolicking.
How be on this side of the glass!!
You see, there's a Squirrel that frequents my sill, and I WANT him!!!
Quick, soft, grey and twitchy.....Now. that's my idea of Spring celebration!
So close......and yet......
Go figure, Mom wants some morning airflow,
but for some crazy reason she doesn't want me launching outside?
2" in life, just isn't enough..........

Monday, May 6, 2013


It happened this way......
I had been tippy toeing around the demon dog for weeks, 
when suddenly for whatever reason, SHE decides  she wants to play!
Ragged squirrel in mouth, she taunts me to take it......
Well, with scars to prove it, I know better and resist.
She drops it then, and wags tail.....WOW!
Being a forgiving kind of guy and good sport at heart, I grab that toy and am off running,
Lucy chasing and HAPPY!!
We ran many laps around the house that day and collapsed on our favorite couch,
together first time EVER.
The rest is history, and we've been pals since, and all I can think is,
the girl needed a lot of love.......Which she got.....Thank you Mom.
And so began,
The Adventures of Mick Wagger and His Sidekick Lu Lu Belle.