Sunday, August 10, 2008

Protecting her turf


I had to share this photo. This brave little squirrel found its way near the garden this morning - undaunted by the fact that a wiry Schnauzer was watching its every move. Sasha, tied up on her long rope so that she can roam the yard, was quite intrigued by this little guy. At one time, rubbing noses with it.


Annaboo took this snapshot.


The bliss didn't last long - the squirrel got a little too close for Sasha's liking and they tussled for a little bit. Ego bruised and with a few scrapes, the squirrel found its way back to the wooded area in search of a new place to eat. Horrified by their dog's behavior, my girls were saddened that Sasha didn't treat the squirrel nicer. It was a quick lesson for them on the natural instincts of dogs - in particular Schnauzers and the terrier breed. You just can't fight nature ...

4 comments:

Laurie Fischer said...

Wow...I am surprised the squirrel let Sasha get that close. Great photos!

spookydragonfly said...

What a cute picture of Sasha and that baby squirrel!...I witnessed one of my cats and a baby deer nose to nose bonding!

Beth said...

Laurie - I was surprised too. And this flirty exchange between the two of them lasted about 10 minutes!

Spookydragonfly - thanks for visiting! Pets are a constant source of entertainment, aren't they? Stop by again.

Susie said...

Those pictures are so cute! I can't believe they got that close to each other.