Monday, March 1, 2010

Suicidal squirrel

This morning, I did my quick squirrel check and then opened up the back door for Cody to go out.  Just as he was walking into the back yard, a squirrel jumped down from a tree onto the ground in front of him.  The next thing I saw was a blaze or fur going this way and that! 

First, they rounded the bin towards the fence.  I guess the squirrel couldn't jump that high, so he immediately turned and headed back the other way.  Cody, not being quite as nimble, managed to crash into the fence before turning around.  Next was the bushes...the squirrel, trying to seek refuge, ran into the tangle of leaves and branches.  This too proved no match for Cody as he made his way into the brush.  The squirrel finely managed to get to the top of the fence and into a tree where Cody couldn't reach.  They were both panting, hearts beating wildly as they stared each other down for several minutes.  I'm sure Mr. Squirrel will think twice before coming into OUR yard again!  No squirrels or greyhounds were harmed in the writing of this blog. =)


  1. Close call! I'm glad you didn't end up with any vet bills. :)

  2. Glad it didn't turn out like my "decapitated squirrel story" and glad Cody wasn't hurt!!