Friday, January 2, 2009


There have been some strange bugs around the place lately. Dad had to go outside and cut down some branches that were extending into our yard. The branches drop plums and yours truly thinks they are very tasty, but Mom says they are no good for me. Party pooper.
So Dad cut off the branches and what did he find?
Stink Bugs!
Some of them looked like this. (if you click on the pics you should get a bigger view)
And some of them looked like this.

There were hundreds of them all over the branches and subsequently all over the lawn. Dad said they were pretty smelly. I thought they may be nice to eat, but wasn't allowed.

Mom thought the swarms of insects was all very nightmarish and is worried that they may attack during the night in revenge for having their home destroyed...the big girl...

And now the moment you've all been waiting for...
Leaf magnet.

Oi, you gonna put down that camera and help me get these leaves off or what?
Hope everyone has a great new year!


Maggie and Mitch said...

You look like a pirate with that leaf over your eye, Hamish! What a super nice smile!
Mom can't stand the way stink bugs smell! ewwwwwwww

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Taffy said...

We have never heard of stink bugs before Hamish. Do they really smell very very bad?

You collect leaves on your fur just like Taffy. He usually has them dangling from his beard.

Happy New Year.

Molly and Taffy

Noah the Airedale said...

eeeeeooooo stink bugs are gross.
Leaves stick to me to matie.