SQUIRREL!!!

As you may have guessed by the title, this post is about a squirrel. A cute, fuzzy, baby squirrel. That jumped on me while I was sleeping. The incident happened kind of like this…

This is what actually landed on Dixie and I.

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This is what I thought landed on us.Image

 

And this is actual video of what I looked like.

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Dixie was thrown on the floor unhurt. I think she was more shocked than I was. Did I mention she weighs 70 lbs? I may have been a little scared.

Once I regained my composure and realized what was going on, I hit the internet. I’m not a fan of squirrels but I didn’t want to hurt it either. There’s lots of “helpful” information on the internet. One suggested I build a plywood highway to an open window, leave the room and lock it for a couple of hours and eventually the squirrel would realize it was safe to leave. Unless you had food in the room in which case the squirrel would become your new roomie. Internet fail :p

So I decided to block the squirrel into the corner with a box and the cat carrier. But first I had to prepare for battle. Winter jacket, winter gloves and hockey helmet with wire face grill. I felt like this, minus the sword of course.Image

 

In reality I looked more like this.

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I used a cheap wooden back scratcher and was able to poke the squirrel into the cat carrier and brought him out to the backyard.

I figure if he’s foolish enough to come back inside my house then he should probably get the Darwin award.

Unless he comes back with the Squirrel army!

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Maybe I’ll just stay in my house forever. Oh poop! I’m not safe inside either! I guess I am moving to Antarctica.

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Guide to Dog Body Language

MyPositiveDogTrainingBlog

Thank you to Zoom Room for creating and to No Dog About It Blog for sharing these two videos. They are about four years old but well done.  Worth watching if you interact with dogs at all.

Zoom Room Guide to Dog Body Language – YouTube.

Watch these more than once and you will pick up more signals each time.

Here’s to being our dog’s best friend,
Linda

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Winter Dog Walking

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Why my dog will probably offend you.

My dog Dixie is LOUD! Extremely LOUD! She has offended numerous people with her barking. We get dirty looks all the time. You wouldn’t mind if it was somewhere dogs weren’t allowed, but these are dog training centers and dog festivals. I mean why would people go to these things if they didn’t expect to hear barking dogs? I admit to being partially to blame for the loudness though. When Dixie asked for a megaphone I couldn’t see the harm. How was I to know they have self levitating megaphones? Now she refuses to leave home without it. So, if you see us coming or more likely hear us coming put on some earplugs because she has extra batteries.Image

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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, I know I did. I got special food for breakfast and a new squeaky mitten. Then we went outside and we had SNOW! I then took a nap and when my person came back from visiting her mother, she had a pink camo Kong wubba for me. It was a very good day.Image

My person shocked me!

So there we were playing a game of tug and ZZZAP! She shocks me. Now I wasn’t wearing a shock collar, we don’t allow those in the house. She shocked me with her fingers. Not only was I shocked, but I was shocked. Does that make any sense? Well it doesn’t matter because I’m a dog ; ) Then to make matters even worse, she’s laughing instead of apologizing by cooking me a steak dinner. Don’t worry though, I’ve already reported her to the ASPCA and I’m sure I’ll find something of hers to destroy. Revenge is sweet.Image

When I first started this blog, I intended to write about my two dogs Bandit and Dixie. Unfortunately we lost Bandit unexpectedly just over a year ago. Since then, Dixie and I have been trying to pick up the pieces. A lot of things have changed in our lives and we’re ready to move on and celebrate Bandits memory.  Also Dixie has Informed me that she is taking over the world this blog.  Hi minions friends, I hope you will enjoy following our adventures. I enjoy eating, causing trouble, eating and learning tricks (because it gets me food). Signed Dixie “Ruler of the world” Chase.ImageImage

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