Violence broke out this afternoon as Gibbs, determined to show his dominance of all stuffed toys, tore open the … um … butt end of Mr. Squirrel. I rescued the poor creature before Gibbs could finish him off. I need to find a needle and thread and sew him up. Meanwhile, squirrel is hiding out in my former office, now the room where the luggage is stored.

Before the battle ... the rank and file

Before the battle … the rank and file

He won’t be lonely since that room is home to at least a dozen dolls, all of whom are gracious and welcoming to wounded warrior toys from the now-turned-lethal canine wars.

About to engage ...

About to engage …

Why was Squirrel marked for violence? Was it his fuzzy tail? Why did Squirrel raise the level of competition to violence? Whatever the reason, none of the other toys have been attacked with such fierceness, so even after I repair poor Squirrel, I won’t allow him to return to the battlefield. He is being released from service and sent home on a medical discharge.

Chester Morris and Wallace Beery in The Big House

Chester Morris and Wallace Beery in The Big House

Or, to put it another way, he’s on the permanent Disabled List. Won’t be joining the team for spring training. One more act of violence and Bonnie and Gibbs are looking at serious time in The Big House (1930 MGM crime drama directed by George W. Hill, starring Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone and Robert Montgomery.)

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15 replies

  1. They must be blaming squirrel for something? Who knows what’s going on in their minds? He would only be at risk if you didn’t retire him.


  2. Oh, I am laughing. Poor Gibbs. Poor Mr Squirrel. Retired without much of a chance in the game…..

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  3. Squirrel must smell extra good to them.

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  4. Oh no, poor Mr Squirrel 😦
    You need to build an enclave so the UN can come and sit in it and “keep the peace”.

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  5. Looks like an emergency situation is arising. Try getting a triffid, or perhaps a stuffed dragon, that might put them in their place. No-one attacks a triffid or a dragon.

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  6. poor Mister Squirrel, my Chloe and Buddy fight like that over the cat……….fur everywhere, so far cat’s fluffy end still in tack 🙂

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