Every morning Katie looks out the window hoping to see the squirrels playing on my lawn or up in the trees. She positively quivers if she smells squirrels and nothing will do but I let her out to sniff around. (I always wait until the squirrels are up in the tree, however...) She beelines it to the tree, sniffing furiously and sometimes barking and howling with frustration that the squirrels have eluded her yet again.
Here's the big cedar tree on my front lawn (i.e.: the battleground) with Katie
at its foot, looking up for her nemesis - THE SQUIRREL.
In the background you can see a big oak tree that the squirrels also like to play in, as well as an assortment of other redwood, fir and walnut trees in the neighborhood.
This morning, there was the usual standoff between Squirrel and Katie.
Here's Squirrel, high above and safely watching Katie doing her crazy dog dance around the yard:
And here's Katie, waiting for Squirrel to make a move, any move....
Alas... today, like every other day, Squirrel has wisely scampered away to scold and play another day. But Katie will be waiting and dreaming of squirrels in the meantime.....