Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Return to The Pond

Hi, friends!  Bailey & Gracie here--just back from New Hampshire in time to catch Hurricane Irene.

We vote for going right back!

Anyway, we thought we'd share a brief account of our adventures before the power goes off...

Our most important Mission:  Chipmunk Patrol !

Alvin tormented us by scurrying about in the Pachysandra below the deck, collecting sunflower seeds from the birdfeeder; but he DID NOT get in!

Mr. Loon was there to greet us.  It's reassuring that some things never change!

Lunatic Buster carried his Sacred Tennis Ball around the front deck, tossing it and retrieving it over and over again. 

I, Bailey, demonstrated my self-assurance by leading myself around by the loose end of my collar.  This technique is all the rage in rural New Hampshire!

The little ones came and went, competing with diminutive ferocity for the sugar-water that will propel them across the Gulf of Mexico in a few weeks.

Our loon buddy proceeded to empty the pond of trout with enviable professionalism.

What do you think?  Isn't my posterior elegant?

Big Bird strolled the grounds, terrorizing the frogs.

All in all, The Pond--like a good St. Emilion--improves with age.  Honestly, it gets prettier every year!

And the reason we were tormented by Vile Chipmunks?  Northern Waterthrushes!  In an evil conspiracy with the nefarious rodents, they kicked extra sunflower seeds out of the feeder and down to the garden below, where the little striped reprobates stuffed them into their pouches.

Gracie, of course, was one wandering girl--she went everywhere!

How do you like our "Bookend" routine?

Note the recent addition of the Chipmunk Pursuit-Prevention Net.  The humans have NO sense of humor!

We'll share more pictures later!  Just gotta get through this darned cyclone first!

Your faithful correspondents,

Bailey & Gracie


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm pretty sure The Beast From DaBurgh will be SO jelly of your tight tush!


Persephone and Buster said...

HAH! that tush is 11 yrs. and 3 months old and belongs to Ms. Blue the mom of BUSTER and Persephone!

Sue said...

Oh it looks so beautiful. We wouldn't want to leave. Good luck taming Irene.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

The Thuglets said...

Make sure you all stay safe!

We look forward to your next report when Irene has gone.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Asta said...

Ms Bloo's tush is magnificent and an ideal fow all of us to aspiwe to.
Bustew, Bailey and miss Gwacie
I hope so vewy much that youw powewe gets westowed..wottne Iwene puwsooing you just when you got back fwom youw not faiw and speaking of not faiw..pweventing you fwom paw sooing those squiwwels, hehehe
loved the video wif the shadow keeping Gwacie company
smoochie kisses

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your Pond is just so beautiful and mom is just loving that loon picture! She so wishes she could see one in person!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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