Barking up the Wrong Tree?

Posted by F&S

You know how we, Frenchies, are always chasing critters, especially our nemeses, the squirrels!  We took off after a fluffy tail the other day and almost had him, if not for a bald cypress tree.  You just wait!

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Chat...chat...chat!  Those Frenchies have chased me up this tree!  I'd better stay up here nice and high and out of reach! Chat...chat...chat!

1 Chat...chat...chat! Those Frenchies have chased me up this tree! I'd better stay up here nice and high and out of reach! Chat...chat...chat!

Hey, Squirrel!  We see you up there!

2 Hey, Squirrel! We see you up there!

This may very well be our day!

3 This may very well be our day!

Sharkey!  I think we just may have him this time!

4 Sharkey! I think we just may have him this time!

Franny, I wouldn't hold your breath.  Mr. Squirrel looks frozen up there.

5 Franny, I wouldn't hold your breath. Mr. Squirrel looks frozen up there.

Well, maybe I can climb up and get him!

6 Well, maybe I can climb up and get him!

Darn!  Can't seem to get a grip.

7 Darn! Can't seem to get a grip.

Chat...chat...chat!  I'm really glad that Frenchies aren't good climbers.

8 Chat...chat...chat! I'm really glad that Frenchies aren't good climbers.

Yeah, well, Mr. Squirrel - This can be a waiting game, if you want.  We have all day.

9 Yeah, well, Mr. Squirrel - This can be a waiting game, if you want. We have all day.

I've been thinking - perhaps we should change tactics, Sharkey.  Catch my drift....

10 I've been thinking - perhaps we should change tactics, Sharkey. Catch my drift....

Oh, hi there, Mr. Squirrel - We just want you to come on down so we can prey, I mean, PLAY with you!

11 Oh, hi there, Mr. Squirrel - We just want you to come on down so we can prey, I mean, PLAY with you!

We enjoy lots of games, such as hide-and-go-eat, I mean, hide-and-go-seek!

12 We enjoy lots of games, such as hide-and-go-eat, I mean, hide-and-go-seek!

Francesca, he's not buying it!

13 Francesca, he's not buying it!

Grrrrrrr!  Well that's it!  I'm going to jump as high as I can to reach that little bugger!

14 Grrrrrrr! Well that's it! I'm going to jump as high as I can to reach that little bugger!

I'm almost there!!

15 I'm almost there!!

Not even close, you silly Frenchie!

16 Not even close, you silly Frenchie!

Well then, I'll just gnaw this tree down.

17 Well then, I'll just gnaw this tree down.

On second thought, I'm no beaver and this bark tastes bitter.

18 On second thought, I'm no beaver and this bark tastes bitter.

Ha-ha-ha!!!  It looks like I've won!  I'll just wait until dark and scamper away.  Until next time, Frenchies!

19 Ha-ha-ha!!! It looks like I've won! I'll just wait until dark and scamper away. Until next time, Frenchies!

Comments (10)

  • Girls. girls. girls!!!
    When Martha sees that you chewed the bark off of her beautiful tree, you will be in deep doo doo. You have a brother and other friends on the farm so use them. Have GK stand on his back legs while leaning against one of the donkeys. Have the donkey standing next to one of the horses and you are set. Jump up onto GK's back, then onto the donkey, then onto the horse and up the tree. Sometimes I amaze myself at how smart I am.

  • Franny - DON'T CHEW THE TREE BARK!!!! You'll get shipped off again with another sudden case of Lymes Disease - haven't you learned to keep a low profile??

    Those squirrels just make me crazy. They come and hang on the bird feeders in the back yard, mom gets so mad because they eat all the seed. T-Bone got one last year, they run along the top of the fence and he jumped and got the tail. I was so proud of my big brother. I've caught a few moles but still working on a squirrel. If I do get one I'm going to have mom stuff it and make myself a trophy case :)

    We worked hard all weekend, well I didn't I laid in the sun and watched. Mom and Dad opened the pool and got the backyard all ready for summer, it looks so nice. I think Spring is finally here!!

    Zoe

  • I had to laugh when I saw Francesca trying to climb the tree...now that is determination...and all along that Squirrel laughing and taunting you...fun photos!

  • Hello Ladies,
    I am not at my best today so I will be short. My new meds are making my tummy really sick. I agree with Zoe, keep a low profile so no getting sent away. Let G.K. scare the squirrels. Take care.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • My granddog, Layla, sympathizes.

  • Curses Squirrel, foiled again...for now! That squirrel is lucky he or she had such a tall tree to climb or else Francesca surely would have gotten a hold of him/her. What a vertical leap Franny, I'm impressed! :lol:

    Sharkey I see you are taking a more pragmatic, strategic approach. Where was GK during this chase? Thats a pretty good suggestion Maddox using everyone as a animal step ladder. :smile:

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., I have never seen you two girls look so excited in a long time and had to laugh at many of your terrific photos on this blog post! It was really fun to read what Maddox said about this latest squirrel event and he is important to listen to since he is G.K. Dad and can help by teaching you girls and G.K. how to do things properly! Sure would be fun to have him come to the farm some day soon! Hope everyone has a delightful day with no rain or wind like we are supposed to have. Sure wish it was a warmer, drier spring here. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hey Basil, have a good rest today. Your tummy will be better tomorrow. I'm not chasing any animals today either. There was a rabbit on my front porch Saturday morning and he took off & I took off as fast as my chihuahua legs would go. I turned the corner too sharp & fast and now my left knee hurts. It's getting better each day. It is so fun to watch Franny chew that tree! Talk about a tummy ache!
    Su amigo, Rebel

  • Dear one, you look like you are having a great time, and Sharkey makes a great partner! You get your hunting drive from me; I like to go after chipmunks, birds, cats and mice. And I'm pretty sure I told you about how I killed a rabbit last spring, didn't I?

  • MY CAT WAFFLES DOES THE SAME THING. HE HIDES AT THE TREE BASE THEN RUNS UP. THE SQUIRREL SEEMS TO LAUGH AT HIM.

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