I have not written for awhile because my life has fallen into a nice routine with not a lot going on. Lately, because of the nice weather the windows in the house are open and I can smell quite a few different smells; some familiar some not.
Two of my humans were in the food room (kitchen) doing something at the table and I was on the rug resting and keeping my eye on them. All of a sudden I got a whiff of something different and this put me at attention! I ran from window to door and back again, whining and attempting to get their attention, something was encroaching on our space and I was ready to take care of it for them. They did not smell it apparently and they did not take me seriously, but they checked the windows and door and then just shut the front door and told me to go lie down! You just can’t help some people, if they do not believe the threat.
I finally lay back down and then they looked out the front window to see a raccoon on the front porch chowing down on birdseed! Ok, so I guess I was right, but they did nothing about it. Talk about casual, they even sounded like they thought he was cute! I mean really people, you have a trash bandit on your front porch and you just watch him! The next day the birdfeeder was taken down.
We don’t have a lot of wild animals in the neighborhood, just squirrels (the spawn of satan), chipmunks, raccoons, skunks, wild turkeys and some deer. That is all that I have seen. I will continue to warn my humans and be there for their protection if they need it, but they seem to not be worried. This is my home now and my humans and I am not about to let things get out of control without at least trying to maintain order.