The dogs go on alert. They stare out the door to the deck, standing stiff as boards.
We're on guard duty!
And what has put them on high alert? A squirrel sunning on the deck as if we had no defense. Just lying there taking a sunbath.
Of course, the squirrel runs away immediately when I open the door to release the dogs. Ellie doesn't follow the trail, but Lucy stares down to watch the squirrel in the trees.
See? I made him leave all right.
She sniffs and sniffs where the squirrel was sunning.
Both girls prance inside, so proud that they got rid of the squirrel. They immediately go over to the treat canister for a reward. We try not to say the word, "squirrel." If we do, the girls run to the door and then wonder why we don't open it for them.
July is passing by so quickly. There are only 165 days left in the year 2013! It has been a strange summer here in the mountains. While we are seeing more and more sunshine, we are having almost daily afternoon/evening thunderstorms. I don't think we will dry out for a while.
Today's quote comes from satirist and author Russell Baker:
"Ah, summer; what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
I hope your summer is going well and your 2013 goals are half met.
HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE! ENJOY THE SUMMER DAYS.