Wanderers, while out doing their road and trail work, forget that somebody has to stick around to protect the Wanderers headquarters and its silverware laden trophy cabinet. That somebody happens to be club mascot, Snowy. It is not an easy job.
This past Wednesday was just another average day. Snowy punched in to work before dawn chasing a fox off the Wanderers HQ property and in the process waking up the whole neighborhood. He badgered various marauding squirrels during the day, and then burnt the midnight oil treeing a raccoon about 10 pm who had violated Wanderers space. The next day, it was more of the same except that the raccoon tried to tunnel his way into the Wanderers compound using a drainage pipe. Snowy wasn’t fooled and followed the raccoon 10 yards up the pipe. In this case, Snowy might have bitten off more than he could chew. After 15 minutes of furious barking, Bin Ruiter was summoned at 10 pm to dig up and open the plastic pipe so that the raccoon could escape and Snowy could retire for the night.
Not bad for a 13-year-old dog with a urinary tract infection. For this performance and for his constant uncomplaining vigilance, Snowy has been named athlete of the month for March.