Critter patrol

Gator takes critter patrol very seriously – almost as if he feels it is his job, and a very serious responsibility, as dog of the house.   Most of the squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and etc. seemed to have moved on.  But every now and then you get a idiot who thinks it is a good idea to tease a dog who can easily jump and reach 9 feet plus.   The picture was taken from inside on my phone – look up toward the top window of the yellow house to see the squirrel on the tree.  One wrong step and that squirrel is toast.  And Gator will sit there forever, waiting for that one wrong step . . .

Author: otisandtess

Otis, an 8 year old 106 lb. lab/Dane mix, became a Tripawd on February 9, 2016 after his right front leg broke due to osteosarcoma. We did 4 rounds of carboplatin, but lung mets were discovered on Agust 25, and he passed on September 4. Otis was half of a bonded pair, and his adopted sister Tess, passed suddenly of hemangiosarcoma on October 9. The day before Tess passed, a local lab rescue group had identfied Gator, a 120 pound 6 year old yellow in need of a home, as a potential companion for her. His picture was on my phone, and my house needed a dog. . .

9 thoughts on “Critter patrol”

  1. Ours has become bold enough to invade the bird feeder. Ollie runs him off several times a day. The photo looks just like Ollie patrolling!

    But, but, but…where is your snow???

    1. Snow all melted right after Christmas. We have had a number of days in the mid- to high 30’s. Its raining right now.

  2. Does he bark at the squirrel, or silently keep watch? We have a similar situation with a squirrel on a utility pole…and both dogs would bark for hours if I’d let them.

    Paula and Nitro

  3. Gator, master of the hypnotic stare, squirrel falls…go Gator! That is the power of Pawsitive thought! Food just falls right into your mouth!

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