Silent Sunday: Squirrel Patrol

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The saga continues …

 

Daily Prompt: Saga

Silent Sunday

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two rescue whippets Eivor and Pearl.

12 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Squirrel Patrol”

    1. We have a lot of red squirrels here. They are beautiful and always keep a distance. Our dogs are curious about them and know they’re not to chase them. Eivor turned around immediately when I clicked my tongue, followed within seconds by Pearl shooting past him. She was too quick for the camera. Grey squirrels tend to be much braver. We saw many of them when we lived in Cumbria, including one who tried to open a hiker’s backpack. Hope your cat stands her ground in your garden :o)

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      1. I wish I could get Tippy not to chase the squirrels, but, if she sees one, it’s game on. She becomes deaf to my calls. At least, they usually climb a tree right away, so she doesn’t go too far before coming back.

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      2. It may be worth spending more time on her recall training and get her to focus her prey drive energy towards you. You will be able to tell by her face and ears when she has spotted potential prey and that’s when you can create an intervention (either by clipping her on the leash or distracting her with a toy or treat). It takes time to develop a good recall under different circumstances and it is well worth the effort. When you engage with her wholeheartedly and invest the time and energy she needs, she will repay you tenfold.

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  1. So fun! I left a bag of birdseed in my screened-in porch once. Big mistake. The squirrels (I am surrounded my trees so have an abundance of squirrels in my yard), chewed through the screen and were sitting on the table munching away on the bird seed, much to the chagrin of my dog, Daisy, who was inside, watching them out the window. I could not figure out what all the ruckus was… !

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