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We have an abundance of wildlife around Chez Herd, but we don’t have squirrels. Imagine our excitement when we saw some tree rats at the beach.
Our greatest nemesis at homes – rabbits. The rabbits hang out in the field outside our fence and tease us with their mere presence.
What we rarely see that most canines love to hate – squirrels. Which, of course, in canine lingo, are tree rats.
So please pardon Typhoon and Landon for refusing to pose for the camera today. They were busy chattering away with their new found friend – who, for some odd reason, was not very keen on coming down and playing.
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skwirrel!!! ok bye
Oh Landon and Typhoon would love our yard! We have tree rats everywhere! One in particular that likes to tease our dogs. Those pesky vermin run up the trees flapping their tails and chattering. Our Huskies live to hate them. They watch the rats scurrying about the yard, planning their demise. Two were exterminated last summer. Landon and Typhoon have no idea how much fun they’re missing! ????????
Jesse has never seen a squirrel, we don’t have them in New Zealand. For that matter, either have I!
When we first came to live with Nika about 5 years ago, walking her was quite entertaining. One of our favorite stories about her is when she was dancing in the street, directly under the telephone line running across the road, trying to get the squirrel that was on the phone line. She’d pull us basically off our feet in her desire to acquire squirrels!
I can stand at the back door and say “squirrel” and our girl will jump off the bed upstairs (no, she’s not spoiled), charge down the stairs and out the back door. Their ability to learn words is amazing.
Oh my gosh, we have squirrels everywhere, and I mean everywhere. There is no such thing as an easy walk with my two girls. They see one and use their ESP to both charge at the same time. It’s funny, and a little annoying….
On a separate note, glad to see Typhoon and Landon together. Maybe the little Prince will start finding Boom Boom less ‘bouncy’.
Those silly boys! At our dog park we have lots of tree rats. They scamper from tree to tree and chitter at the dogs. It’s fun to watch which dogs despise the tree rats and which don’t care!
We too have lots of rabbits but few squirrels . When I walk our boy and he sees one-OH BOY!!! I just LOVE seeing Landon and Typhoon at attention to that “rat”-lol
I’m always intrigued to see what targeted ads accompany your posts…today it was exterminators and tree removal services…
Sure that Landon and Typhoon would volunteer for both.