Friday, May 13, 2016

Freaky Friday In The Firs

OR (Rocky and Bullwinkle style) "THEY MUST BE FALLING FROM THE TREES UNDERFOOT!!!"

In yesserday's episode,  Boris Badenov (Marley) and Natasha Fatale (Iza) had both caught Skwerls, causing no end of confusion as to which one might be Our Hero Rocky.  Fortunately, our dastardly dimwits duo had forgotten that Rocky was A FLYING SKWERL and NON-flying skwerls (having no names) were fair game and no People would pay a ransom!

So with (Boris's) hat in hand, they went looking for a place were Skwerls were caught and dispatched.   And viewers, please note that Boris has not YET caught on to the fact the Rocky is a FLYING Skwerl in spite of the fact that he sees him fly EVERY episode.

The trials and density of evildoers are legendary!  *I* your announcer (ME in THE BIG VOICE) will say that Natasha TRIED to tell him such several times but gave up with her usual *sigh/harramph/grr*.

So on we go with our favorite hapless do-badders lost in the Canadian woodlands...

Meanwhile...

IZA:  OK!  Enough...  TBT got jealous about US catching Evil Skwerls while HE wasnt, so he did.

The usual warning...

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Its like they are falling out of the trees on us!

Even HE can catch one.  He needs a cage though.  Well, he hasn't got claws, and it isn't like he can hide behind 12" weeds...

But he did catch one in his own Bein way...

I could actally go talk to the Evil Skwerl.  They don't talk nicely, BTW!

All snarls...
And growls...
 It even said bad things about my parents!  I was shocked at its language...
So I got snarkey back at it.  I insulted its taste in acorns!  I told it its children were DUMBER than the acorns!  I said it probably stayed in one tree because it couldnt jump worth a darn!  
 THAT got it growling fer sure...
It smelled like fleas and ticks too, so I told it I didn't even WANT ta eat it...  And I dint! 
But that TBT would be out soon and "take care of it".  That calmed it down.  Stoopid Evil Skwerl doesn't know what "taking care of it" meant...
It isn't bothering us anymore...  And we arent the least bit embarassed about it (Grampa called them "tree rats") and we caught the gene.  "DIE EVIL SKWERLS"...

But wow, those things are suckers fer peanut butter...

TBT here:  I know that a few People and even some of our kitteh-friends like squirrels when they hop around burying nuts or when they chase each other around tree trunks.  But ours here seem rather meaner than average.  They steal every apple from our 2 dwarf trees before they can ripen, they eat our crocus flowers and dig up the bulbs, they rip our tulip flowers apart, and they have even torn young plants right out of our planters on the deck.  I had to build a 20'by20' covered garden enclosure to keep them from vegetable mayhem (well, them and groundhogs).  We do not love them!

However, having celebrated "First Squirrels" for Marley and Iza (and showing here that I can dispatch them too), I will be leaving the subject alone generally (unless Ayla catches HER first one - which is pretty unlikely).



17 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

MOL, you tell dat skwerril off!

Megan said...

Well, having congratulated Marley and Iza on their hunting prowess, I guess it's now your turn, TBT. Well done!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

And where meowmy used to live, they chewed on the electric wires and transformer boxes...so that no body would have power and the tree rat was no more either...

Next door here, the red squirrels built a warehouse in their attic and it was filled with innumerable black walnuts, and that included all the worms along with those walnuts...YUCK!
We sure hope they do not try and get into ours:(

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are glad you agree and understand!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'd love to catch one of those, but it won't happen here. And since my human doesn't care about her garden, ours are allowed to play freely around the house, much to our fascination... and consternation!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Well done to Marley and Iza for catching their first squirrels.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We like squirrels, but we can understand your frustration with them. They drive us nuts when they move bulbs around after we go to the trouble of putting them where WE want them!

Punapippuri said...

We fully understand this approach although Äiti would not catch them herself. We, however, will do so and look forward to summer when we hope they'll be adventuring onto the catio. We eat them too, but Äiti tries to save the tailios - she freezes them and they then make excellent toys as all fleas are killed off.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We have the 2 tails WE caught salted and frozen..

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I just wish we didn't have an entire country of squirrels in our back yard, but we live in a highly wooded area and it's impossible to get rid of them.

The Whiskeratti said...

Not big fans of squirrels here. Cute but they damage stuff.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I still want to know if you are going to have the heads mounted like hunters do with deer? I also want to know why the trap is held down on the board- would something bigger have taken it away? All our squirrels are part of a relocation program ( shh! I am pretty sure that is not legal).

Pretinha said...

Eu não sabia que esquilos faziam tantos estragos, é uma pena eles
são muito bonitos.
Bom final de semana!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

"It even said bad things about my parents!" MOL!!!

Brian said...

MOL! I didn't know squirrels used language like that!

modern nomad said...

Did someone say squirrel?
Have a super weekend...

Noodle and crew

Miss Julie and Mr Izzy said...

I made the mistake of leaving food on my porch railing for them because I thought they were cute. They got comfortable up there and then they started ripping my bench cushions to pieces and carrying the stuffing up high in the tree for a nest. I had stuffing falling from that tree for a couple of seasons at least. I also had nasty starlings on the railings along with crows. From then on I don't purposely feed wildlife except a few bird feeders hanging in the tree. I would have no problem with my cats getting any of them and keeping them away from the house.