Yardwork Day 2 + Chloe Westie got a squirrel.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Squirrel news first as I know you Westie owners are just dying to hear. Chloe Westie was out surveying her backyard as I worked pulling out shrubs and trimming trees. When Chloe took off after a small squirrel I was not worried because she may get close but she never catches them. How wrong I was. I watched as she chased that squirrel who kept changing direction and Chloe deftly kept up with the terrified critter. After the fourth course correction in a chase that spanned the very large back yard I started to get nervous. I did not want Chloe to actually catch the squirrel. This was not a bright squirrel. So I started to yell at Chloe to stop but she was not listening. I saw her pin the squirrel to the chain link fence and I heard that awful Squirrel noise. I screamed for Chloe to leave it and thankfully she looked back at me long enough for the squirrel to jump out of Chloe's paws and fly though a hole in the fence. That squirrel shot of the neighbor's wood fence and was over in a flash. Chloe looked at me like I stole her toy and I am sure in her mind she was only "going for the squeaker." Living with a Westie is never boring...
So yard work day two and there is another pile of trimmings and dead shrubs on my drive way. Today was only a 35 minute work out. Yesterday knocked me out. I have to admit yard work does not get old, it works up a big sweat and it does not feel like exercise. Besides, it is exercise that my Westie can be involved in. She loves it when we uncover a grass snake or even a stick that looks like a grass snake. In the Texas heat it can be dangerous so I take breaks at 30 minute intervals; we get water and cool off before starting again. It is nice to see what you can do with your own two hands. I recommend it highly.