Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and hear to bring you a shocking tale on this strangely icy day. You may remember me from such shocking posts as “The Barrow Of Fear”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose.We had some “freezing drizzle” or some weird thing like that last night, and everything is all icy, which isn’t usual for here. I slipped on the ice last night, but I’m okay.
The guy I live with thought the squirrel was stuck to the ice in the bird bath that he forgot to plug in the heater for.It wasn’t, and eventually he remembered to plug in the bird bath heater. You can see the cord right there, but the guy I live with forgets stuff sometimes. He writes himself notes, so as not to forget, but sometimes forgets to write the note.
Anyway, it’s all icy on the ground, with a light dusting on snowand so we’re staying in. Or we were until I heard a shout. The guy I live with was sitting at the chair here, looking outside, the way he does, and all of a sudden I heard
“What the fescue?”
Such language. I tried to look as innocent as possible, partly because I was, totally.He stared and stared out the window, not knowing what the fescue it was that he was looking at. You can see it here. Look closely at the left side of the shed. No, not there, the left side of the shed. Look at the bird feeder, then to the left of that, past the door, and the Viburnum farreri, and there it is. He stared at this for a while, and then jumped up in a fury.
He used it to wrap the fastigiate blue spruce; he’d forgotten to do that earlier, and heavy snow can wreck the looks of the tree. That’s what he says, anyway. It does explain a little bit, I guess. The twine is still there, going up the tree, so I don’t see what all the fuss was about, unless he expects me to do something about it. Which I’m not.
Until next time, then.