Earlier this afternoon I took my camera outside to take pics of a card for next week's Unscripted Sketches challenge. The sunshine was so warm that I just wanted to lay down on the grass and take a nap. Well, I did lay down for a few seconds, but didn't want to give the neighbors cause for alarm, so I got right back up. Anyway, when I came back inside the dogs (in the fenced back yard) were carrying on a conversation with the other dogs in the neighborhood, so I went out to ask them to stop.
When I got out on the porch, I realized that I was not the only one enjoying the warm afternoon sunshine. The Girls were taking great advantage of the sunshine as well! Laying in the sun, but ever watchful of . . . the holes!
When I was a child we had pet chipmunks that we kept in a cage, and they were great fun, but as a homeowner, they are destructive and a nuisance. But Bailey has taken it upon herself to keep a close watch on the critters and try to keep them out of our yard. The fact that they have tunnels that go from inside our yard to outside the fence into neighbor's yards doesn't affect her, nosiree! She is on a mission!
The Ever Watchful Huntress!
But that's where the pest comes in, and no, the pest isn't a chipmunk, it's Bailey's sister, Bessie! While they are of the same breed, that's about all that is the same about those two. Bailey is 100% Doxie through and through, and a determined hunter and digger. Bessie is like Ferdinand the bull who goes through life sniffing the daisies and getting into everyone's way . . . especially Bailey's!
Bessie, the pest!
When Bailey gets wind of a chipper in the yard she goes for it, and that's when Bessie tries to play with her, or love on her, or just keep her from her appointed duties. It's so much fun to watch!!! So, while I am sure they will never catch a critter unless it is sick or gets trapped some way in the yard, I love that Bailey tries her best, even though she is hampered at every turn my her 'unique' sister. (And no, they aren't blood sisters, but they were adopted into the same family!)
Bailey, the hunter!