What's that I spy?
Maybe if I'm very quiet...
Dakota now has a favorite pass-time. Try to sneak up on the squirrel. Actually, I think that we have two squirrels. One climbs over the fence here and also up onto the garage. Dakota just wants to be friends....really.
Dakota will literally will spend hours waiting.
Here's the second squirrel. This one comes from the other side of the yard and hides under our shed. Dakota helped me get close to this one. She was fixed on something I could not see, so I sneaked with her to find this guy (or gal).
It's really quite entertaining. I think that everyone is getting used to each other. The squirrels can't stand on the bird feeder, so they come to the fence and crawl on the ground for the seeds the birds knock out. The dog stares at them, they stare at the dog. The dog lays down to wait, they climb down a few feet away and snack.
Speaking of snacks, this is the bird that is helping me with what I think are "woolly aphids" (here's some other photos).
Here's a little closer photo of the helpful bird.
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