Of course I, Agent Chi had received reports of these new neighbors well before the humans. When the chipmunk boys have ventured into the woods with their family, I have also tagged along. Once, they were particularly close to one of the favorite bear hide outs, the local pond. I found myself doing a little bodyguard work on that occasion.
First, I tried to get the family to turn back. I kept sending hypnotic glances towards the children, to make sure they whined a lot about walking. It must have been very effective because the boys complained a lot of the time. Still, the mother and her parents persisted in their pursuit of the pond.
I scrambled ahead to serve as a distraction to the bears. Climbing a tree I began pelting them with acorns. Quickly irritated, the chase was on. My agility and skill allowed me to quickly lead them away from the family while I remained just out of reach. My mission was successful, though I fear I may have created a new enemy.
Saturday, the family entertained guests, and was eating ribs and cherry pie on the back porch. I was concerned the bears, whom were still unknown to the humans, would be lured near with the smell. As I stood guard I was startled and ready to fight when I saw the human children about to pet the bear cub! I raced forward, about to reveal my secret identity, when I froze in my steps and realized it was only a friendly black dog the dinner guests had brought along.
|A Facebook photo of the dog, attained from Marmee's friend|