Sunday, March 29, 2009

Squirrel and da Dogs

This is a story of a squirrel...


squirrel

And 2 dogs...


Emmett and Jupiter


Our story begins when brave little squirrel makes his approach to the deck, even though the scary dogs are there...



Okay, maybe those dogs aren't THAT scary...




They were scary enough to spook squirrel away for a little while. When he came back, the dogs had switched spots...



[Cue Mission Impossible music]



I'll let squirrel tell the rest of the story...











LEGAL DISCLAIMER: No animals were harmed in the taking of these photographs. Two dogs, however, were laughed and pointed at by their owners for their obliviousness.

Dad, this one's for you, since several of these pictures distracted me while we were talking on the phone this morning. This makes it all worth it, right?

14 comments:

Kelly said...

Classic! I love it! Great photographs and funny dialog!

Shellmo said...

This is so cute! I did hear the mission impossible music in my head! And that squirrel was certainly curious about your pups!

Kallen305 said...

LOL Heather!!! So cute and I too heard the Mission Impossible music!! Squirrels are so smart except when crossing the street. ;o)

Heather said...

Kelly - Can't go wrong with squirrels or dogs!

Shelley - The squirrels seem to be curious about anything and everything - they're always crackin' me up (except when they eat the bird seed!).

Kallen - Boy, isn't that the truth. How many times do I slow down or just plain stop b/c squirrel can't decide if he wants to cross the road or not?!

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Some watch dogs you have there!
:-)

Our dog almost goes through the glass when the squirrels start scampering about. He is, however, often snoozing when someone comes to the door.

I think you've gotten the squirrel's thoughts just perfectly!

RuthieJ said...

OMG Heather, that was so much fun! and that's one brave squirrel you got there.

Birdnerd said...

Crackin' me up! Thanks!!

Heather said...

Nina - Hi there! Yes, I'm afraid their squirrel chasing days are getting few and far between. They are 12 after all, so I think we'll let it slide...

Ruthie - Glad you enjoyed it. Our squirrels are pretty brazen around here. I think they've figured out that these dogs are senior citizens!

Laura - Hi! It was pretty funny to watch it all go down. Glad to share it.

Meg said...

Hi Heather!
Your dogs are awesome. Hey--they know when to hold 'em, ya know? Back off! : )

Loved catching up on your blog. It is always a treat to see your photography. The daffodil pics made me swoon. And thanks so much for your research on my found nest! I think the vireo might be it--we have plenty of them according to John.

Heather said...

Hi Meg. Glad to have you back. We think our dogs are pretty awesome, too.

I have more daffodil photos to share! And I didn't look at the nest research as "homework" as much as an opportunity to work on my nest ID skills - it's one arena of birding that I know so very little about! Vireos are fun to listen to in the summer months. I need to brush up on who says what, but one of them says something sounding like "pick up the beer tab, chick". Another sounds way too much like R2D2. Man, now I'm jonesin' for late spring when all these birds really start to come back for mating!

Ginnymo said...

Ha! Ha! I love your little story and the photos!! I feed about 20 squirrels every day. Pretty soon there will be young ones around too! Yikes! The mom squirrels are getting haggard looking from the babies crawling all over them. I'll be following your blog now!! Great photos!!

Heather said...

Hi Ginnymo, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for "following" me! Wow 20 squirrels, that's quite a family! And here I am thinking that having 1 or 2 at the feeders is too much!

James said...

I love the squirrel pictures with their thoughts. Very funny.

Heather said...

James - Thanks. How do YOUR dogs react when they see squirrels? Not like this, I'm sure!