Thursday, August 12, 2010

Posts from The Pond: More on Buster's Critters

Dearest blog-buddies:

Sorry we've been out of wireless range up the hinterlands of New Hampshire Incognita. I'm sending these few pix by human-lackey-courier. Most of the ones that count--the ones with ME in them (!) are still on an SD disk in the possession of my human female servant, still up in the hills!

Anyway, the Pond is better than it's ever been. Some places, like good Rhone Valley wines, improve with familiarity.

But an EVIL INTRUDER haunts my dreams and my waking hours. EVIL INCARNATE! Red Squirrels are small, but so was Napoleon, and I recollect that he did some serious damage...

The Little Corporal, Monsieur l'Ecureuil, disturbs my birdwatching by rappelling down the wires suspending the feeders and launching an assault upon the sunflower seeds. I am currently conducting negotiations with Monsieur le Red-Tailed Hawk, in the hope that a satisfactory Alliance may be contemplated.

Mr. Loon has successfully emptied the Pond of all Brown and Rainbow Trout, sending my male human servant into a new round of cognitive-behavioral therapy and antidepressant medication.

When there are no trout left, one must sleep. And Mr. Loon does that especially well!

The little Hummer-Ladies are continuing to bulk-up with sugar water, going into intense glycemic highs...

They ARE quite vain, and they pose shamelessly for the paparazzi.

So, for that matter, are the goldfinches!

Mom's garden is looking especially colorful this year, and we are getting visitations from Swallowtail and Monarch butterflies.

I have a new toy! This is my official Sergeant Buster-of-the-Yukon Canoe. I actually DO have pictures of it with me (ME, ME, ME!) in it, in characteristic command of the craft, but those, alas, reside on the aforementioned absent SD disk in the possession of Mom the Possessor.

All's well. The days are long and languid. Life is perfect.

Your faithful correspondent,



Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tasty AND pawesome pikhs!

Oh how we'd LOVE to be in NH!


Faya said...

Je vous promets que si je gagne à la loterie je m'achète une maison dans votre magnifique région ! Et on ira essayer d'attraper cet écureuil !
Bisous, Faya

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous summer vacation you're having, Buster. Your pictures are just gorgeous!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Please send Mr. Loon to our house! We have fishies for him!

Penny and Patches said...

What a great summer you are having, Buster! One of your red skwerrels must have sneaked south of the Mason-Dixon line and mated with some of ours! We are seeing some with bright red tails! Their evil bodies are the regular skwerrel color! I'm thinking maybe it makes them tastier!

Penny & Patches

Frankie Furter said...

Wow Buster you are having a grrreat summer.

The Thuglets said...

Buster..those photos are just brillo paws!

Hope you had a brilliant time.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sue said...

With the exception of pesky squirrels, it sounds wonderful.We can send Bailey up to help rid the landscape of squirrels if you need reinforcements.