Those Tricky Squirrels | Ritter Ames Mysteries

Those Tricky Squirrels

Around our house the current entertainment isn’t so much preparing for trick-or-treaters as it following the antics of our gullible dog, Honey, and the tricky squirrels who live here.

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This is our dog most afternoons, checking out the front pasture for squirrel activity. And the second shot (to the left) shows her as soon as one (or more) of the squirrels run to the middle of the pasture to stand and taunt her to chase them. No, I’m not kidding here. Don’t let the sweet fuzzy tails on those little critters fool you.

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Those squirrels may run after a nut, but then they stop and chant, “nyah, nyah” to the dog. I’ve seen ’em. LOL

The shot below shows the Evil Squirrel Tree. Honey is that small white image to the left of the tree, and she’s there most days.

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We have a lot of trees in our yard, but this one seems to be HQ where all the taunting squirrels run to the most. We assume they’re up there planning their next psychological campaign–or attempting to bonk her on the head with empty acorn shells.

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But Honey is a tenacious and patient Lab. She will stay on guard all day now that she knows the location of the squirrel enemy, waiting for the squirrels to make another move. Hope they are ready for a seige–at least until dinner time.

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Note: No fuzzy tailed squirrels or wonderful white dogs were hurt to make this post. Apparently the thrill of the chase is enough for Honey, and the squirrels just remain their ornery selves.

6 Replies to “Those Tricky Squirrels”

  1. Poor baby! When we lived in New Hampshire, those pesky squirrels used to make our (then) two cats nutzoid, too. And then one became friends with one of our cats. Seriously. Used to come to the sidelights by the front door. Or to the screen door. And sit and chatter to Loko (our cat) until someone came by inside or outside. Krazy, the other cat, stopped caring about scaring the critters away when Loko befriended the one. He’d just shake his head and go find a place to nap.

  2. Love it! When I worked at a nonprofit I had a gorgeous magnolia tree outside my window, and one squirrel used to come and sit on my window sill each day and watch me write. They really are clever little critters 🙂 Love the dynamic your cats had–one happy with the friendship, and the other resolved to just living with it. LOL

  3. We had a cocker spaniel when we lived in the hills of southern Ohio. I can The only difference between her and our lab was that the would try to sneak up on squirrels and lizards and he dashed after everything. They would both spend all day watching were they had last seen the squirrel or lizzard. Thanks for the pictures of your beautiful furbaby.

    1. We used to have Cocker spaniels, too, and I can just imagine the antics between one of those dogs and Honey. You’re right, they like watching for those things they love to chase. Our cat used to love laying on top of lizards and then catching them as they wiggled out from under her, then she’d put the lizard back under her again. Poor lizards. LOL! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I think that’s the last of our sunshine for a few weeks 🙂

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