Sunday, June 14, 2009

We Have Been Overrun! Send HELP!

Note sent to Tank, Head Commandant of "Whack-A-Squirrel":

We started our last offensive by trying to dislodge the enemy from the apple tree. I pulled while Dottie barked to confuse the flying rodents.

I gave my task all my energy, pulling and twirling.

Those darn squirrels refused to let go and kept pelting me with branches and stuff. It was most distressing!

Then I turned around and saw the squirrels running to the shed and laughing at us.

Dottie kept watch at the tree while I ran after the squirrels.
I almost had the squirrels when natured "called". This put me in a vulnerable position, if you know what I mean. While I was otherwise engaged, the squirrels attacked me and I was wounded in the paw defending myself.

Although the wound is most painful and requires a lot of expensive medicine, I want to get back to the front lines.

My nurse administers my ointment and antibiotics twice a day to stave off the rampant infection from the squirrels. Yes, I have "squirrel cooties".

We have not seen Dottie since the battle but Cooper thinks she is under the shed taking up a defensive position. I am in the sick tent and Cooper is maintaining our front line as well as he can. It would not be unseemly to say 'WE NEED HELP AND WE NEED IT NOW'! Whatever you can send and as soon as you can send it would be nice.

(Mother's Note: Dozer did not get bitten by a squirrel. He does not have "squirrel cooties". He has a staph infection on his paw and he is getting lots of antibiotics and other medicine. He is not in ICU nor is his life in an danger.)


Anonymous said...

Hold on Dozer... I'll try to get you help asap. You take it easy and let Cooper continue to do the best he can. Yikes - you're the first dog wounded in battle. Those squirrels are GOING DOWN!

Peanut said...

Squirrel cooties can not be good. I hope you pull through. Stay strong.

Checkers said...

Cats! I'm telling you - get a cat - send the cat out on squirrel watch - Let the cat get the cooties - You just sit back and bark orders - Hope you got a good nurse - but tell her to get you a cat!

Anonymous said...

Jane: "Dozer! Hang on man! I'll send you Alice. It won't matter if she gets squirrel cooties...."

Alice: "Yea! I gets to go play wif the squirrels! Um, what's a squirrel?"

Jane: "Sorry man but I think you're kind of out of luck."

Painter Pack said...

OH Dozer! Woo is injured!! Squirrel cooties!!! Nothing is more serious! Would woo like me to post a hussy pose, just for motivation???

Mya Boo Boo

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

if you play this video REALLY looud it may fool them and scare them off... if nothing else it will bring much needed comic relief.

Dozer, it's horrible you were caught with your pants down!!! thank goodness, only your paw was injured! it could have been waaaaaaay worse!

Dozer and Coop said...

BOL! Thanks Giant Speckled Chihuahua! That is a great video. It cheered the troops immensely during this difficult time.


chicamom85 said...

Sasha here, new recruit from the Michigan OWAS army. Your bravery should be commended. I hope Commander Tank gets you some help in time, those furry rodents will stop at nothing. Be strong, PLEASE hold your position until Tank can get to you. I am doing all I can in Michigan. You should get the purple bone for this.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Anonymous said...

Dozer - Please visit my blog when you are up to it. I want to give you The Purple Bone Award on behalf of Operation Whack-A-Squirrel as recognition of your battle injury.

Puglette said...

good thing you are getting proper medication, i hear squirrel cooties can make your tail fluff up. well, if you had a tail...

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

oh, my gosh - am I too far away to help? I hope its not the one mom paid alot of money to the critter people to have re-located. Can a squirrel go that far?

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

We are on our way - we are also sending friends Bosco and jayna from wyoming

Woodrow mj

ClassyChassy said...

OH MY GOSH! I can't stop LAUGHING - What a story today! Especially the picture with the Red X over a certain something! You are the best!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness!
when you get your squirrels out of your yard, will you come to our house?

we need you! there lots of meatloaf in it for ya!

m & e

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dozer, congratulations on the Purple bone award. I hope the pain isn't too much and you will be able to answer the call to action, soon. Life as we know it depends on it!!!

Dottie, be careful while Dozer is out of commission.

Kimberly & Bell said...

this is so dog gone funny my mom was giggling when she read this. It's nice to see you dogs handling the front lines. My skinny a$$ wouldn't be able to do much, I could jump and stuff to get out of the way that's about it. BOL.. My mom has a picture of a hawk w/a squirrel though -

Martha Basset said...

Oh Dozer - hang on and we will come help! We see you have an injury to your paw and you need reinforcements.
We are so worried about dear Dottie - perhaps she is lost unable to find her way back.
Is it possible that she has been dognapped by the squirrels and will be used later in a ransom demand?
Be right there - well once we have had our dinner!
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Nancy and the fatties said...

Dozer, this here is your good pal and staunch supporter, Howie Pee. I am real concerned about that picture with the red X yer Maw posted and think you might want to steal one of the new awards I jest created on my page. Tank sends his regards. He told me about them dang squirrels. He also said you disappeared. If you are truly gone, can I have your food? I wouldn't want it to go to waste is all.
your good pal,

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Such adventures!
Surely do love all your pics of the kids!

ocmist said...

Oh, Dozer, we are fueling up the jet and heading your way... Hang in there!

I sure hope that Martha Basset is wrong, but that is the first thought that I had when you said Dottie was missing. I hope those evil squirrels aren't waterboarding her or something!

We are proud of you, Cooper, for holding the lines, and we are so glad that Dozer has you to count on while you guy's Mom is playing nurse to him. I'm sure all will be well soon, with her on the job!

See you soon! OC

Sophie Brador said...

Kids, There are parts of the world where vermin like those squirrels have been conquered. Come check my blog!


wally said...

Not the cooties! (Better than cat cooties, I guess.)

A cautionary tale. My ma ape had a corgi growing up and they lived next to an EEEEEEEVIL cat and when Conan would poop the cat would AMBUSH HIM. So notcool.

wally t.