Please welcome a special guest to Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy, Delia Fields Fischl!
As dictated to and translated by her Mama.
This summer I spent a lot of time keeping watch over the squirrels and the chipmunks at my house.
|Because everyone needs an arch nemesis.|
|They would hide in Mama's the wood shed.|
|They would get up under Mama's pickup, Bert.|
|Sometimes I would spot them from across the yard and stalk them.|
|But sometimes I didn't even have to go into the yard! This tree is one of their favorites. I could watch it from the deck...|
|... and I could watch \ it from the ground while Papa and Mama watched me from the deck!|
|Papa and Mama could also watch me from the deck when I focused my surveillance on the underside of these old planters that they have let go to pot. As it were.|
|They would also get into the greenhouse at the back of the shop.|
Another thing I did was learn to drink out of the faucet on the well head. I used to be very scared of it, but now I make sure that I get to have drinks from it during every morning fetch session! Sometimes I drink from it four times! My parents say that when winter comes I won't be able to drink from it, because it will make a dangerous ice slick on the fetch pitch. That's OK, because I don't get as thirsty during fetch when it's cold out, especially if I can eat snow which I love to do.
Then on Labor Day I had my fifth birthday! Mama made me two batches of delicious treats with some yummy fresh vegetables, oats, and peanut butter! On Tuesday, Papa took a bunch to his office to share with the other dogs whose parents work there, too.