Monthly Archives: August 2012

Squirrels Belong in Trees

Lessons My Dog Has Taught Me Lesson #3: Putting things in their place          Frantically chasing wild rodents This might seem obvious to dog owners, but there is one simple truth that all puppies embrace: SQUIRRELS BELONG IN TREES.   Nothing makes Reilly more excitable than the spontaneous spotting of a squirrel in our backyard. The sighting inevitably leads to a frantic chase, with the wild rodent (I am talking about the squirrel here not Reilly) ending up the first tree it can find — squawking down at its canine pursuer once it reaches safety. If you are a member of PETA, don’t worry: Reilly has never actually caught a … Continue reading

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