Be honest, do I look like a dog with mischief in her mind? I’m walking along, enjoying the snow and woods, how could anything go wrong? One word – squirrels! Those pesty tree rats ruined our fun outing to the dog park! I tell you, they are bad news. There is no getting around it, squirrels are out to ruin the lives of dogs, I know it!
Mom, Bailie, and I headed off to the dog park the other day. It was a dog park we rarely go to because it is heavily wooded which makes Mom nervous even though it is fully fenced. The first time we went there seven years ago, we lost Katie for about twenty minutes. She headed off after a squirrel and disappeared into the trees. We did not go back for a long time, and now we only go there in the winter.
With age, Mom gets smarter and this time she brought wiener slices for Bailie and me. The plan was to practice our recall when nothing was going on and have us so thrilled about wieners, we would come when called no matter what. As you can see in the above photos, we couldn’t get back to Mom fast enough when she called us.
Now for the swell recall attempt with the wieners. Mom called out our names and said come. This is what she got. A big fat nothing. The woods are thick and we were darting all over the place giving off our hunting calls, vanishing out of sight and reappearing. Mom was standing helplessly on the path not knowing what to do except wait. I checked on her now and then, but not close enough to get caught. Bailie was far to busy to worry about Mom. After about ten minutes I returned to Mom and was immediately leashed. Bailie saw me getting some wieners so she came over and got caught too. Mom said we were leaving immediately and we had been very bad girls. Darn squirrels! It wasn’t our fault! Why are squirrels allowed in a dog park anyway?
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