Monday, March 29, 2010

Don't Stop Believing

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The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli



4 comments:

bloorondo said...

I'd like to think that Woody would bag more squirrels if he'd be more quiet and stealthy, instead of the incessant barking. But he obviously knows what he's doing. This specimen may very well have been driven to the breaking point and just couldn't take the yipping anymore.

blupencl said...

So are you saying it was a suicide leap from the tree?! I tried to comment on FB and of course FB ate my reply. I just wanted you to tell Woody that I think it is supposed to be the humans that do the bagging and the dog just trees.

As a person who dislikes bagging anything, I am not sure how accurate this is.

Irv said...

When a squirrel decides to come down a tree to try to make a break for it, it sneaks down the opposite side of the trunk, peeking around one side or the other to keep track of where the predator is, and on one of those peeks, when it has attracted the predator's attention to that side, makes a break around the opposite side and hits the ground running like the dickens.

Your smart dog (or cat) knows this, and is already bolting in the opposite direction from the squirrel's last appearance when it hits the ground. End of story. For a smart dog or cat. I've seen them do it many times.

Soozietoone said...

Sugar, our gimpy dog, killed a bunny one day while we were on a walk. She then dropped and ignored it, and Sweetie picked it up and walked around with it, showing off and pretending it had been her kill.