Monday, June 14, 2010

Squirrel Alert!

Bunny here, with my latest tale from the dog park.

It seemed like just another ordinary Spring morning.  We were there early on Thursday and there weren't any other dogs there.  Blueberry and I had our run of the dog park.

Then, we heard it!  A dastardly little intruder actually had the nerve to throw acorn shells at us.  We let him know that we were on to him and he ran up a tree on the outside of the fence.  Blueberry and I were in hot pursuit.

He stayed up in that tree, twitching his bushy little tale and no amount of barking on our part could convince Mom to let us out to get closer.  We barked amongst ourselves and came up with a plan.  We decided to go with the classic fake out, since he didn't seem like a very smart squirrel.

Blueberry went to the left and I went to the right.  We decided to act casual and see if the little devil would come back down out of that tree.  It got really quiet back in that tree.

Finally, Blueberry couldn't help herself.  She just had to go back and see if he was still sitting up there.  He was.

That brazen little fellow never did come back down, but we'll be back!  Chasing squirrels is hard work, though.  I'm going to rest up and I'll be ready for the next time!

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  1. I know your pain!

    I'm pulling fur woo!


  2. Looks like you worked hard to chase that silly squirrel!
    How dare it throw acorns at you? so rude!

    Love, Bella.

  3. It looks as though your svelte, lithe, athletic, aerodynamic girls might actually be able to catch a squirrel.Wilf tries hard but lacks the grace and agility needed.

  4. Good try, ladies. Don't give up. I never do and I'm nowhere near as fast as you.

    wags, Lola

  5. It looks like you could haves just jumped overs da fence. I mean, look at those long legs...if I had legs like that NOBUDDY could stop me then...hehehe! Sometimes these short legs can be a nnuisance.

  6. If any dog can catch a squirrel, it is you. Keep trying.


  7. What would the world do without intrepid squirrel chasers?


  8. I'm sending fence cutters pooches - keep your Kongs handy! :)

  9. Woof! Woof! I can totally relate ... lots of squirrels around. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. He threw ACORNS at you! Well, I never! What a brazen little tree rat he was. I can't believes your mom wouldn't let you get closer and put the fear of dog in him. (But be careful, okay? One of our backyard tree rats chased me yesterday.)

    Wiggles & Wags,

  11. You go, girls! You have a good chance at that squirrel next time. Our R spends this time of year staring out our windows at the squirrels who taunt him. Occasionally, he breaks into wild barking because he can't control himself. He's come very very close to catching one but hasn't yet.

    As for "The Disappearing Cyclist" - I've never heard of it. I'll look for it at the library. I hope that Mr. Taleteller likes it.

  12. OH! Those squirrels....They are cheeky little buggers.

    Love the photo of you two walking in sync!

  13. It sounds like that squirrel might not be very smart, but he must have been amazingly fast to outrun you two.

  14. Good job! I'm much more into the barking park, not so much the chasing part. But if anyone could catch one of those little varmints, it'd be a team of hounds!!

    Brutus the (traveling) Frenchie

  15. I love to watch you girls off leash running around. Today, you proved my point. If we exterminate all squirrels, how are we going to have any fun? Great chase though, worthy!
    As for the kitten, I see your point, Bunny. I really do ;) If only we named the kitten Bunny and it ended up having your disposition!

  16. A squirrel with a death wish...we have a few of those here too! Renner and Scooter haven't caught any yet. I can tell they don't put their hearts in it, however one of these days.... you just never know. ;)

  17. Really!! Well then Happy Anniversary too! :) Enjoy!

  18. My girls and one of our boys caught a squirrel in the backyard a couple of years ago. It was quite spectacular. I'm sure your mom would've loved to get you two catching him on film. :) Better luck next time, girls!

  19. Ah those pesky squirrels - we like that you guys had a plan - a bit like our many plans it didn't quite work out but good that you are thinking on your paws.
    We loved how high up you got!
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  20. Welcome to our life Bunny..Those little critters sure know how to frustrate a dog don't they?

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  21. Ah, good try, guys.. you can't catch them all. Maybe someday!

  22. Nice Job Bunny and Blu Berry!!

  23. OMD... aren't they most annoying? Next time maybe I'll meet up with you and help with the fake out routine - that's my favorite!!


    PeeS - I think this is inappropriate but mom wants to be sure you know she loves your cute butts in the second photo. BOL!

  24. what? you didn't catch the little vermin? L&J go crazy for them when we are on our walks. they look up in the trees and cry like it's the end of the world or something! so funny.

    your question re leash: I vary it. I could leave him on a tab. I certainly do use a tab when doing agility. but mainly i leave the 5' leash on for a security blanket for "me." believe it or not, i don't need the leash for Juno (the sibe!) as much as i need it for Loki. when there are other dogs around, it's just that extra tool i have in case of an emergency. He's a obedient dog, and when he's not working, he's fine around other dogs, but when "working" he can be a bit naughty and the leash just gives me that extra something i need in case i need to take control.

  25. Those squirrels! Argh. We, fortunately, do not have them at our house (though we do have those flying kind). But we have had a baby bunny explosion like you have never seen.

  26. I'm sure the two of you will devise a foolproof plan for next time!!

  27. Hi, Bunny!
    The nerve of that squirrel!
    I am sure next time... will be yours!
    Kisses and hugs

  28. That squirrel is smart enough to know that you guys can catch him. He's just lucky there was a fence there.


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