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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

365-153 to 156 Trixie's Summer


Trixie loves my mom's backyard.  It is big and wooded, a far cry from our little patch at home.  She loves to explore the woods while I sit on the patio or putter about.  Because she has such excellent recall, I can let her run around the fenceless yard without being tied to a lead. 


Her chief occupation in the woods is worrying the squirrels.  She worries them so much that they occasionally throw things at her from their elevated perches.  Fortunately, they have bad aim, but she does give me the funniest looks, as if to say, "Did you see that, Mom?"  If she stays out long enough, the squirrels will scamper off tree top to tree top out of Trixie's roaming zone.  Then she moves on to her next favorite activity.


Digging for moles.  Or voles.  Whichever it is, it requires digging holes.  As long as the holes are in the woods, not the lawn, we let her dig.  She comes back inside dirty and extremely happy, and naps until I am ready to brave the mosquitoes for her next outside playtime.  She's having a good summer.

6 comments:

Raymonde said...

It is so fun to watch her having so much playtime.

Hope you are keeping well. Take care. xxx

Lynn said...

The squirrels throw things at her...cute! I need her to keep squirrels out of the bird feeder!

The Reader said...

Awww, so glad she's having such a wonderful summer.

Kristal said...

Glad to hear she is having a good time... dogs are so funny - and LOL on the squirrels. Sometimes I think they are throwing stuff at me!

Jenn said...

How funny that the squirrels actually throw things at her. Priceless! Cute pics of her.

Missus Wookie said...

looks like a good time is had by all - including the squirrels ;)