My dog Tootsie is having an all out war in our backyard with the neighborhood squirrels. I don’t know why they have chosen my yard, my dog, but I can’t endure the fighting.
With her keen eyesight and hunter’s ears, Tootsie can spot a squirrel a mile away. She will sit under a tree and not move for what seems like hours, not moving a muscle and just staring up into the tree. Meanwhile all the little squirrel cell phones in town are ringing with instructions to meet down the block for a good time. They show up in groups. One group is in charge of jumping from tree to tree and screeching. Another group is given the job of running along the top of the fence. The third group runs up and down the tree trunks, and every once in a while one will try to run across the ground to another tree. It is amazing to see how the squirrels work together to drive my dog crazy. My dog is smart, but not nearly as smart as those crazy squirrels. There is one big guy that seems to be in charge of the whole operation. He is bigger and fatter than the other squirrels and sports a huge fluffy tail. I do believe I have seen other squirrels salute him. We call him Charlie. Charlie is big and he seems to be a veteran of these types of backyard confrontations.I fear how this will all end. Will the squirrels drive my dog crazy so she will never go outside again? Or will Tootsie win and make our yard a “Squirrel Free Zone”? Could go either way.
Over and out.