Today I’m writing an open letter to the squirrels of the world. We dogs have put up with more than enough bologna from these ridiculous varmints and it is time to get some things off my chest!
Dear squirrels of the world!
Most of us dogs and hounds are born to hunt. You squirrels don’t play fair as you climb trees and hang out just above the point we can reach. Not only do you hang out and look at us, you yell at us too. Why can’t you simply climb way up high and disappear without the torment? Wabbits don’t tease us!
When you see dogs coming at you, why do you have to wait until the last minute to run away? Why not just leave the area and let us dogs walk in peace? Your teasing is completely uncalled for. You know we won’t catch you. Not only are you slow to move away, you once again hang out above our heads and yell at us. Our human tells us to sit and wait, and we are forced to listen to your squirrely nonsense – not fair!
You tree rats are nasty enough outside when we go walking, but why do you have to continue to drive us crazy in the comfort of our own home? Is it really necessary to sit outside on the window sill, right in front of my dog bed? How completely rude and thoughtless!
Do you think you are clever hiding out in the bushes in front of my window? Well, you are not and I would appreciate it very much if you would just go away! How can I concentrate on anything with you outside my window? I’m in big trouble for pawing the woodwork on my window trying to get at you, thank you very much!
From all of us dogs in the world to all of you squirrels of the world, please leave us alone! Knock off the teasing and yelling, and don’t bother us when we are in our own homes. Is it really too much to ask?
Emma the GBGV
You even have squirrels on your collar, you just can’t escape them, can you!
I think they have me surrounded! Tree rats are real trouble!
Emma I hear ya… they really wait till the last second and if I think I can get it with one wild leap, the beast escapes into the trees… how unfair is that? A cat could handle that situation… maybe you can take Bert with you for the next walk?
I think teaming with cats is the only way to capture one of these beasts!
Jan K says
Luke and Cricket say it is not too much to ask. Squirrels are nervy little creatures, and they should learn to play fair!
They get on a girl’s nerves even more than younger siblings!
Melissa Clinton says
Squirrels are constantly tormenting us. Especially Pierre! He hates them and they know it. He has caught several this summer and he’s darn proud of that.
Oh I wish I could get a few myself, but they are too fast. I have come close. I find getting them when they are playing and not paying attention is the best way!
Lol….Every dog agrees 100%!
I think so too. What dog would enjoy the torture?
Sparkle the PBGV says
I am not much of a huntress except when a squirrel messes with outside my front window. I will then use my voice very freely! They are so annoying! XOXO, Sparkle
Annoying and they have a lot of nerve!
You tell them Emma!! We are behind you100%…I am always telling mom how evil squirrels are!! Now she knows I’m telling the truths!!
My mom tells them they are not nice, but squirrels have no scruples!
You were very nice in the way you told them to knock it off!
I think we need to team up with cats to capture them since you guys can climb trees.
You tell dem Emma !!!! Well said.
Darn squirrels! They need to go!
Lone Star Cats says
Those skerries are da worst!
They are just plain mean!
Jo & Houds says
I know what you mean Emma !! Here in Australia we have pesky possums in summer and rabbits in winter. They make me howl and bark and carry on 5:30 am in the morning. Mum gets up and yells at me and my siblings. I get so frustrated that i can’t catch them…..ggggggrrrrrrrrr
At least the wabbits don’t tease us and we can catch them. Squirrels are nasty!
Morrie Major says
Yes my feelings exactly!!! Where I live we don’t have squirrels, but we have possums and they do the same thing! They run around on the ground and when you try to chase them they go up trees where my short legs can’t reach!!! It’s so unfair and frustrating. Sometimes at night they even dangle themselves tantalisingly on the power lines that hang over my house, and all i can do is watch. I hope the squirrels listen to your letter!!!
– Lots of Licks, your new mate Morrie!
How awful! I’m seen dead possums on the road, but never one actually running around.
Squirrels. Ugh. They’re the worst! Tree rats is the right name for them!
Love and licks,
They are so shameless and rude!
Golden Daily Scoop says
BOL!!! The Goldens couldn’t agree more! They are sneaky little tree rats!
I think every dog agrees. Enough of the teasing and torture from tree rats!
Emma. We have a complaint too. When we lie on moms bed we can see out the window and the squirrels are on the wires runninh back and forth out there. Across the back of the yard. It makes us crazy! We jump up and bark and bark and bark. Those awful pests!!!! Thanks for your letter! We hope the squirrels read it. your doodle friend Dash
They are everywhere and whenever possible, they tease us dogs until we almost lose our minds! Enough already.
Very sensible, Emma. Bruin is still quite sure he’ll catch them. He even thinks he can catch the birds the chases out of one tree, where the tweet mean things about him and tease him mercilessly, to another tree across the street…
Pooch Smooches says
Well, that is just rude of those squirrels. You’re right – bad enough they tease you at the park and out on walks, but to also torment through the window?! That’s just not right!
Getting after us in our own home is really over the top bad.
Karen Meldrum says
yes, make them go away! They make me baaaaaAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRKKKKK an then the neighbors and my dad get upset and I have to go inside the house. IT IS NOT FAIR!!! Elbe
Bailie goes really loud with her hunting calls, Madison is still not sure how to handle critters and I just try to get them.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Haha you tell’em!!
Rotten tree rats!
Ellen Shedlarz says
Was away for a while but save all the blogs to read when I got home. This was my favorite. Emma- how right you are!
You are so sweet! I would think in the city the nasty creatures are not as big of a problem, but they probably find every green area and hand out to torture dogs.
My Golden Life says
Shadow and Ducky certainly agree with you, Emma! They haven’t caught any tree rats in a while, but they keep on trying.
Mean and nasty pests is what they all are!
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs says
Thank you Emma for writing the pawfect letter to these annoying critters.
They are so stubborn, it probably won’t help, but I felt the need to at least try.
Jodi Stone says
Delilah asked me to remind you to include the chipmunks. We have them BAD where we are!
I hardly ever see chippers. My gramma has some but around here we only see squirrels.