Now I know why the squirrels were running away from the pest person a few weeks ago (see previous blog) … apparently word gets around in the squirrel community that this is the guy to watch out for. He must be like the squirrel whisperer or something because even the ones in the backyard won’t come anywhere near the house anymore.
It is driving our dog crazy. The squirrels now sit on the back fences, staring longingly at the house, and don’t even blink when Summer, our dog, barks at them. I think perhaps they are waiting to see if the pest guy will come back, but it is hard to tell what goes on in the manipulative little mind of squirrels.
As much as they bother our dog, however, I am glad that they have not moved back in next door (we seem to be trading the same squirrel family back and forth, like a cup of sugar). I am glad of this for two reasons….One, because I am a good neighbor and don’t like anyone to have to deal with the little rodents…. But two, because the neighbors seem to play a lot of violent computer games and I don’t want the squirrels getting any ideas.
I am pretty sure, if all our neighborhood squirrels ganged up on us, we’d be toast. The winter has been very mild here and you should see how fat they have become. They’ve got some serious bulk that we’d have to contend with.
So, I’m off now to return the squirrel whisperer’s phone message. Even though I haven’t heard any scampering around, I think it’s time we made sure that the squirrels knew the pest guy was still on the lookout.