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.

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  • MOJO111
    Pebbles is jealous too - she'd LOVE to get her paws on the squeaker in a squirrel!
    3816 days ago
    Great story! And get work!
    3899 days ago
    I loved the Westie story. I wish I had one. They are so cute!!

    I love gardening too.
    3902 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7632332
    I love it! Aren't Westies amusing!!!!
    3903 days ago
    Ailie is jealous (and impressed), as well! There are just too many trees here for the squirrels to hide in. She caught a mouse once, though, and was proud of herself for months.

    Good job, Chloe!
    3903 days ago
    Bella is so jealous that Chloe was allowed to get one in her clutches. I bet Chloe can't wait to get back out there again, but you are right that heat is a major problem I lived in Texas for many years and we are not far from there (in Arkansas now so we still have the same heat factor). Stay cool and have fun with your great form of exercise for both you and Chloe.
    3903 days ago
    Duffy wants to get Chloe's technique. She has never even come close, thank heaven! Love, the squeaker reason!
    Great work with the yard clean up! emoticon
    3904 days ago
    kirby & la la la are also sending very jealous applause !! they have tried but everytime they get down to the lake the squirrel has already jumped to other trees.
    congrats with all your yardwork in this horrible heat !!
    3904 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7296616
    I think I just heard the barking version of a high five in the background! Ms. G sends her congratulations!
    3904 days ago
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