“When out in the yard there arose such a clatter… “

Well, actually, it sounded like mayhem. The Boys were making my late lunch an exciting one.  So, I schlepped on out and saw what appeared at first to be a badger, cornered in the southwest corner of the year, under a not-so-sheltering grapevine-covered mimosa.  Nope.  Just a VERY large ground hog.


Leo, near the site of his latest “mighty hunter” exploit

Have these small animals no sense of self-preservation? Granted, Leo’s pared down to a (for him) svelte 100 pounds and Buttons is a mere 50 or so pound (12-year-old) puppy, but surely these small invaders can figure out what the squirrels have: Don’t go messing in The Boys’ yard.