Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Murder At The Dog Park:

After work on Monday, I decided to take the dogs on what I hoped would be a nice long walk in the woods, followed by some time playing in the creek. Our plans were cut short by the following events, as told to you step-by-step, by Milly.

Step 1: Sniff out a squirrel hiding in a bush

Step 2: Chase squirrel up a tree and weigh the options

Step 3: Begin to bark at squirrel

Step 4: Consult with Hush to formulate a new action plan

Step 5: Attempt to climb tree

Steps 6-11: Miraculously coerce squirrel from tree; with the help of Hush surround squirrel on all sides; catch squirrel; Play tug-of-war with the squirrel; Chase Lydia with the squirrel; Murder squirrel

Step 12: Realize the squirrel got his final revenge before death


  1. Yikes! You forgot the part where Mom runs around the dogs yelling "NONONONONONO"...

    What an adventure!


  2. That sounds exciting except for the part where you got hit on your pretty nose!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  3. They couldn't hear me running around yelling NO!!! They were momentarily deaf.

  4. Oh my word, that must have been a bit traumatic for you to watch, Mom! Did they EAT the squirrel? Because I'm pretty sure Claire would do that...

  5. Oh dear! I hope your nose is okay! I grabbed a squirrel once, but it got away, then died and fell out of the tree later that day... if only he had stuck around for me to finish the job, it would have been a quick death!

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