Some People Are Just Nuts

mad Stuart

I was having a perfectly good weekend, when I noticed something strange yesterday. It must have been very strange because I’m wearing my mad face today. As you can see.

Have you ever heard of anyone cutting down a perfectly good old, majestic, shade-producing tree just because they don’t like it?

It’s true. The conversation went like this yesterday:

“Oh good grief! The neighbors have cut down one of their shrubs. That looks weird.”

“Yeah, I’ll bet it’s to make way for the equipment to take that tree down.”

“Naw, that can’t be it. Nobody would cut down that big old tree.”

“Uh…I think so…See? They’ve also taken down some of the fence. I’ll bet it’s to make room for the big bucket truck to drive up in the yard. Stuart, what do you think of all this?”

“Ever since I heard you peeps talking about plans to cut that tree down, I’ve been speaking with the squirrels about it. You see, I can communicate with them when I need to.”

“Are you kidding? You’ve spoken with the squirrels?”

“Yes, peep. As you know, I’m no dummy. And I hate to tell you, but that tree is coming down. And the squirrels won’t have a place to live. And the birds won’t have a place to live. And the houses next door won’t have any shade in the summer. And you won’t get to look at that magical tree anymore.  And the increased greenhouse gases as a result of deforestation will continue to pose greater and greater threats to the world as we know it today.”

“Stuart, you never cease to be amazing.”

“Thank you. I try to do my part. Too bad I couldn’t stop the tree from coming down.”

Sure enough. As I snooze at this moment, the buzz of the chainsaws and chipper-shredders are making the peep cry. You’d cry, too, if your neighborhood was losing this beauty for no reason at all:

Rest in peace Mr. Tree.

Rest in peace Mr. Tree.

Some people are just nuts.

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a dog blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 11 years old in March 2017. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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22 Responses to Some People Are Just Nuts

  1. nordhuesn says:

    Oh noooo! That is terrible. Our Mom LOVES trees. We don’t understand why people do this unless the tree is sick. The poor animals/birds that rely on it for food and shelter must really be upset. I bet it has a lot of peemail on it also.

  2. Lee says:

    It takes three trees per peep for the Carbon Dioxide- Oxygen Cycle. We have three big trees on our property. When our neighbor took down his gorgeous oak tree because he did not like raking leaves we told him not the breathe the oxygen our trees were making and not to sit in our shade.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  3. theguster says:

    Goodness, this is a very sad thing to hear. If it was old and diseased beyond help or if it were slowly falling to one side putting homes and people in jeopardy, well, that we could understand. But to take a big, old beautiful tree that provides shelter for birds, shade in the hot summer and enjoyment for all to see with its fall foliage or snow-laden limbs in winter is just inexcusable!

    McDuff & Mom

  4. Susan McCall says:

    the tree is beautiful! i agree with you.

  5. that breaks my heart to see a healthy tree cut down. I don’t understand it either 😦
    DakotasDen

  6. Crap Stuart! What’s up with these clearly brain damaged heathens?

  7. Erin says:

    Poor Mr. Tree 😥

  8. We had some naybors do dat to a perfectly good live oak – just nutso.

  9. rjkeyedup says:

    soooo sad Stuart; did your peep ask them why??? you should find out.
    Ozzy & Callie

  10. that is nothing shot of tree murder – don’t they know tree make oxygen !

  11. Growing up in West TX where there aren’t many trees my peepstress loves and values trees greatly. However, we did have to take down a beautiful tree in San Antonio because it was diseased. It was so bad that it would have fallen into either the electrical wires or our house.
    It was a very sad day.

  12. Kismet says:

    It’s amazing how peeps want to make the world into strip malls.

  13. Anonymous says:

    How sad..yes, we also have had neighbors ‘murder’ beautiful trees… 9 – 80 ft pines..caused horrid mud slides into our pool and yard. Cost us thousands to fix the damage …plus privacy was gone. And had to put in a new pool liner. We were sad for the birds chippers and squirrels…and our little bank account. Sorry for the tree and all the beauty he shared with y’all.
    (that tree was older than the people that took it down)

  14. What a d#@k head you have for a neighbour! That is a great photo of you though! 😀

  15. lauramarec says:

    That’s just terrible! It really hurts our environment, not to mention the scenery. People should be made accountable for cutting a tree down nowadays! They should have to get permission from the city or environmental agency or something, not just irresponsibly go cutting trees down! They should have to prove why it would better the environment to cut down a gorgeous creation like that.
    We’re so sorry, Stu! We’re very hurt!
    Riley-Puppy, Tessie-Girl and Mum

  16. that’s sad… that tree needed a long time to grow and that humans cut it away in a minute… not fair. “I don’t like it anymore” is no reason to destroy a tree… it’s life too :o(((

  17. Piglove says:

    NNOO!! Families will be displaced over that disrespectful action of those peeps. How could they?! That tree is older than they are. Stomps hooves and has a tantrum. XOXO – Bacon

  18. bentley2 says:

    This make my heart hurt for that lovely tree. Why do people have to be so heartless.
    Bentley

  19. Gavin says:

    Reminds us of the song ’bout paving Paradise ta put up a Parkin’ lot 😥😥

  20. Anonymous says:

    Not only do they do that here, they do it when the birds are nesting. Mom says HBO words
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

  21. I will never understand people that do this. I’m sorry, Stuart! *ear licks* Noodle

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