Saturday, June 28, 2008

Evil Squirrel



The truth is that I wanted it to be this way, but it wasn't, really. Yes there was the squirrel, chattering and watching, and yes, there were Gabbie and Charlie, all in the same place at the same time. But I think Charlie has squirrel-blindness. No matter how hard I try to point them out, or how close they come on our walks, or how prominently they run the fence and chatter, Charlie just doesn't see squirrels.

Two of them had a little fight on our roof last week, and since the roof is at eye level in our up-terraced back yard, Charlie and I got ringside seats. But did he watch? No, I couldn't even get him to acknowledge the squirrels. Our previous goldens used to run back and forth under trees and phone wires, having a great time, apparently expecting the little beggers to fall into their mouths. And I know Gabbie can see them - she about pulled my arm off once on a walk trying to go after one. But not our Charlie. Maybe the guy needs glasses!

16 comments:

Moco said...

They just don't make the same noise as a cuz.

jan said...

Charlie has a plan. We can't reveal it but it will be very bad for the squirrels.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Lacy said...

w00f's Charlie, mama wishes me didnt c every squierrl dat moved in a 10 mile radius...heehee me loves to give chase...

b safe,
~rocky~

Agatha and Archie said...

OK we can help..we are good at this.......at the SLITEST movement ANYWHERE....just go for the gusto and BLAM>>>>>( in truth we have never gotten one but come really really close) Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

OK we can help..we are good at this.......at the SLITEST movement ANYWHERE....just go for the gusto and BLAM>>>>>( in truth we have never gotten one but come really really close) Love A+A

meemsnyc said...

OUr kitties LOVE squirrels. They always want to change them, they watch them intently from the window. We had a baby squirrel that used to sleep in our window sill last winter, and Sebastian watched him every night. It was so cute.

Curt Rogers said...

Duncan can spot a squirrel a mile away and won't let up until he gets a chance to terrorize it. It's the bunnies I have to point out to him. On a few occasions he's stood mere feet away from them and hasn't noticed.

Lorenza said...

I've never seen a squirrel so I don't know how I'd react if I see one!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

BrandytheGreat said...

Its Charlie's strategy, maybe?

Girasol said...

oh those evel squirrels I hate them!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

it must be some kind of strategy that Charlie has.

Love
Boy n Baby

Noah the Airedale said...

This is a problem I have too matie but with me its possums. Sometimes I just don't see them.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Chef said...

I say it doesn't matter cuz he ain't gonna catch it anyway. I never do. They're fast little suckers.

xox
Chef

Helios said...

That squirral looks like he's taunting u guys. Maybe Charlie is not blind, maybe he thinks that he's better of spending his time doing something else than look at squirrels?

Sophie Brador said...

My mom is jealous. She wishes I didn't see squirrels, but I see every single one of them everywhere all the time, even when I'm fast asleep.

xo
SB

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I think Charlie has his own plan and strategy. :)

~ Girl girl