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Photo Friday: Chloe and the squirrels

Last week we were with my in-laws in Tennessee; this week we’re with my family in central Ohio. Chloe loves it here, partly because she likes my parents but largely, it has to be said, because they have French doors that overlook their back yard — and they have a back yard full of squirrels. My father (can you see why Chloe likes him?) improved the chances of sighting a squirrel by buying a couple of pounds of raw peanuts and sprinkling them on the ground outside Chloe’s favorite windows. Here’s the result:

You can see the squirrel over Chloe’s head. What you can’t see is Chloe shaking with excitement. It’s been a glorious week.

I’d love to see how you and your pup spent your time together this week — please post your photos on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page so we can all see them!


  • Priscilla Davis

    Aw–gee! Would it be so bad to let her chase one? You may know that some Brits still hunt small animals with Cavs, so it’s in their blood. (I’m sure she wouldn’t catch the squirrel, but it would wipe that smug look off of his face.)

  • Ha! Someday I’d love to let her rip — but she loses her mind over squirrels, and it’ll have to be in a thoroughly-fenced yard, or somewhere well away from cars. I agree, she’ll never catch one — largely because her strategy at the last moment is to freeze in a point. I’ve seen squirrels size her up, and reach for another nut, knowing they’ve got plenty of time….

  • Priscilla Davis

    That’s funny. Hope you can get a picture of that sometime. Don’t they have dog parks in Seattle? Or is it Portland? Either way, I though both places were very dog-friendly.

    We will have a dog park in Sonora, thanks to our wonderful Rotary Club, by spring. In the meantime, I take mine to the elementary school play ground when school isn’t in session and let them run. Emma loves birds, but can’t figure out why they flee so when every other creature she encounters (the human kind) is so delighted to make her acquaintance.

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