So we have a tale of mischief to tell you today. We will let you decide who or what is causing the mischief or maybe the mayhem for Mom.
So why are we showing you this photo of Angel Ciara and Lightning? Try to focus on the tree in the background behind the one with the pretty pink flowers. Mom forgot to take a more recent photo of the tree before it met its fate.
More Angel Ciara? - Yep, this tree, Mom says it is a juniper.
Ah - snow, glorious snow. But still focus on that tree - if you look closely, you can see some little berries mixed in with the snow.
That brings us to the present - where is THAT tree???
Mom and Dad had some men come here on Saturday - they were only about a week or so late - and they chopped down that big 25 foot tree. You see, it was full of some little berries that looked very much like blueberries. But NOT blueberries. They were very hard and there were thousands of them, literally. The birds used to devour all the berries, but they didn't seem to come so much this year - maybe they figured out what Mom found out online about these berries.
So the big tree crashed to the ground, and even though Mom asked the guys to put a tarp under the tree BEFORE it fell, they didn't. And the berries spread everywhere. Mom was so busy worrying about all the berries that she didn't get any pics of the fallen tree.
Mom spent a lot of time on her hands and knees picking the berries out of the grass one by one. She swears there had to be 87 bazillion of them. She didn't come anywhere near getting all of them. But she was determined to get as many as she could. And why would she do THAT?
Mom and Dad decided that the tree HAD to go. And now we just need to hope that the guys who came today to bag our leaves managed to scoop up the remaining berries.
So who do you think was mischievous? The previous owners for planting that tree? The tree for producing those berries? The birds who didn't want to eat them? Dad for giving us REAL blueberries and making us think those tree berries were blueberries? Or US??? Mom says she thinks it was all of those things that just brought her lots and lots of grief and mayhem.
Mom, if you give us some of those pumpkin bears in your paws, we promise we won't eat any more berries and you won't have to worry any more.
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber