What a pretty day it was Saturday. The weather guys (who are frequently VERY WRONG) were wrong again because they said it would rain – instead we got a perfect day. My parents and I spent a whole lot of it outside in fact. I was supervising (of course) and they were working in the garden but when they weren’t doing THAT, they were sitting in their yard chairs out in the shade sipping iced tea. Mom spread one of my little kitty quilts my Auntie Carol made for me on the lawn by their chairs and we all just hung out. I didn’t fall asleep or anything – but I relaxed and listened to my parents gripe about the squirrels!
Why pick on the squirrels you might ask? Well, you already know that the squirrel-proof bird feeders are a joke around here because they’ve figured every single “squirrel-proofing” trick we’ve tried! That really doesn’t bother Mom though because she loves squirrels and likes watching all the contortions they go through to get at the feeders – like flinging themselves off a nearby tree at the feeder and hoping for a foothold!
No it’s not THAT……it’s because they like to EAT the garden watering system hose. Even if it’s buried under mulch they dig it up and take chunks out of it. Personally I think black plastic tastes pretty disgusting but for the squirrels it’s a gourmet meal…..APPARENTLY. Actually, I think they’re smart enough to know there’s water in the hoses and even though we keep a great big saucer of water out there JUST FOR THEM, they want the black plastic-flavored water instead.
But because they chew holes in it, we usually have some “unauthorized” water fountains spurting up into the air in addition to the little watering sprinklers that are supposed to water the plants in the garden. So today, Mom and Dad patched ALLLLL the holes up. No more fountains – just sprinklers.
Wanna bet the next time Mom turns on the water for the garden sprinkler system we have more fountains?
Kitty Hugs from Sammy