It's A Dog's Life

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Today I would like to write to you about some of the problems I face in my role as Bishop of Playing and, in my off-hours, the Dog of Lindy. Also, I am posting this pretty picture of me. Look over on your left to see it. I feel that I look pretty good in that shot.

You may recall that I've been chasing the heretical squirrels with all my might.

May the eternally brave spirit of Saint Laika help me, these little foxes in my garden are just taking all the fun out of being a bishop. It seems like wherever I turn, there's another squirrel. They eat the bird food, monopolize the trees, and make annoying chicking sounds.

In order to protect the diocese I have chased, barked, and given admonitions to them. But, as you can see, all to no avail.

I am including, for your edification, a photo of one of the particularly bad squirrels. This squirrel is notoriously disrupting the unity of the diocese, upsetting the birds, and annoying me too.

As you may well expect of your bishop, I have reached out to these squirrels in inter-species friendship and offered them sanctuary in our diocese if only they will stop eating the bird's food. Like heretics before them, they refused.

Still, hoping to avoid a schism, I have taken the unusual step of asking my guardian to please place some squirrel food in the diocese so that this may entice the squirrels to stop eating the bird's food.

Beginning tomorrow there will be corn cobs placed throughout the back yard for the enjoyment and nutrition of the squirrels. May they then be able to join in with the rest of us animals in the joy of playing.

With much love and affection for all you animals,



  • I feel your pain! Not only do "my" squirrels steal from the birdies - the birdies, when they DO actually get some feed, proceed to spill it all over the front porch - making a mess like you wouldn't believe!

    But I continue to feed them all! Gladly - if not frustratedly.

    ~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

    By Blogger ~Mad, at 9:35 AM  

  • Oh the squirrels! I know that you are fulfilling your place as Bishop of Playing well and managing the squirrels as best you can.

    You are a dog bishop hero!

    By Blogger FranIAm, at 3:57 PM  

  • Rowan, we have the same problem with the squirrels. No matter what kind of squirrel-proof feeders we try, the squirrels outwit their inventors. They hang precariously in unbelievable positions to get to the food.

    Your loving and inclusive attitude toward the squirrels is an example to us all. We shall try your corncob solution.

    You look absolutely spiffy in your blue scarf. The color suits you well. And the bone pattern is fab.

    By Blogger Grandmère Mimi, at 9:48 AM  

  • Dear +Rowan,

    I love your scarf. It is much nicer than a stole. If you wore a stole it would drag on the ground. And those other biped bishop clothes are silly. Although I do like those fuchsia shirts.

    As for the squirrels, I sympathize and I applaud your holy efforts. We have the beasties here too and along with the birds they are driving me crazy. I have also detected some bunny action out there in the yeard. I run to the windows but it doesn't seem to help too much, and the Canon to the Extraordinary won't let me go outdoors. Thank you for being so pastoral in your approach to the squirrels. I start twitching when I see the little creatures because they are, after all, rodents.

    Your sister in the struggle for Godde's creation,

    +Maya Pavlova, FBE

    By Anonymous +Maya Pavlova, at 10:12 PM  

  • Happy Easter!

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    Big licks to you

    By Blogger Suzuki, at 7:38 PM  

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