What the ...!?!?
Previously, at Army of Four Headquarters...
My Redspire Pear Tree stood at the north corner of the driveway. We've shown you this tree before. Here's what it looks like in Winter:
The Redspire Pear Tree. My friend.
Woo, everypup and cat. It's me, Dave, with a sad, sad tale to tell you. Scary, sad tale. Shocking, scary and sad. Let me get right to it. I'm using lots of pictures to help.
The great part about this tree, in addition to the nice shape and the pretty blooms is all the ornamental fruit it drops all over the place! We can't go anywhere without Mom or Dad stomping on it (and apparently it stains the carpet so Mom gets to spend time scrubbing the carpet; I'm sure that gives her joy since she does it so much!) or without one of us -- especially me! -- trying to snarf up some of those lovely fruits. Once they've fermented, they are sooooo good! Oh, sure, they make us horka sometimes and give us loose stools sometimes... but they're so worth it! Mmm, smooshed ornamental fruit! Mmm!
Here's Zim, showing you the bee-woo-tiful array of fruit!
Wowzers, Mom! Wait 'til Dave sees all the new fruit that dropped!
Imagine my surprise the other morning. There we were, having coffee on the back deck, when suddenly Zim sounded the alarm!
Hey! There are some guys out front!
Mom was all excited for some reason and went out to see them. She even took pictures while we ran to the front windows for a look.
At first, it seemed innocent enough. And then ... brace yourselves pups. And cats. Here it comes.
They just kept cutting ... and cutting! And before we knew it...
...our tree was gone. Like it never even existed. I couldn't believe my eyes! It had to be a bad dream!
Mom took me outside so I could see for myself. Even then, I was shocked.
Great Balto! My tree! My lovely, smooshed fruit-throwing tree!
Zim was there for me, like the great kid brother he is.
He was right. He was also right that I should have gotten the hint about what was going to happen when Dad started calling my tree "Fredo". (Please follow that hyperlink that name doesn't ring a bell for you. Then follow this one.) Woo.
I'm still shocked every time I go out front. Somepup wake me from this nightmare!