|Barked: Sat Nov 19, '11 1:54pm PST |
|Oh the squirrels. Cutest rodents ever, but very devious. Kip and Oogie both have special relationships with them.
We recently moved to a new apartment complex, and let me tell you, the squirrels here are MASSIVE. Like, we have seen multiple ones that are at least the size of Oogie, and a few that are even larger than her. She is 3.5 pounds on a good day!
Oogie seems to pay no mind to them. However, there is one squirrel in particular here who seems to think she is of the lady-variety of squirrel, and he makes his interest known. When we go on walks he follows us from tree to tree as we walk... when we stop for the dogs to sniff around, he comes down from the tree, trying to get as close to Oogie as possible, inching slowly across the grass and leaves. She snubs her nose at him and goes about her business, totally rejecting his interest and advances. We've named this severely confused and love-struck squirrel Howard. I blame Oogie's tail and Howard's clear lack of intelligence for this ongoing issue.
Kip is like most dogs. He wants to chase them, play with them, and then possibly eat them after he's lost interest. Howard, in particular, he would very much like to chew on. Once Kip realizes Howard is in close vicinity of him and Oogie, he gives chase, and Howard goes far enough up a tree to where Kip can not get him but he still has sight of his beloved Oogie. Poor Howard! The whole scenario reminds me of that old PePe le Pew cartoon where he falls in love with a cat that happens to accidentally look like a skunk!
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