Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Nemesis

Hailey has a nemesis, the little red squirrel. The little red squirrel has reappeared over the past few weeks. We first saw him during a morning walk when he came down his tree and ran 10 feet beside us, clearly mocking Hailey.

The little red squirrel has also been seen coming up to the back door, also to mock Hailey. 

The other morning Hailey started barking at the kitchen window. This is odd because the window is too high for her to see out. She was carrying on and I thought she was crazy until I turned and there was her nemesis, on the front porch:

Phod was completely oblivious to all of this. I am sure we are going to have more run-ins with this squirrel this spring!

Do you have a nemesis? 


  1. Oh yes all squirrels for us. Little red squirrel better stop teasing Lee or one day you never know?????? Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. When we lived in Minnesota we had a family of squirrels that use to come up on our deck....I use to feed them everyday. Loved it when she bough her babies the first year. The second year she bought her babies and their was I tiny red baby he was only half the size of the others but gosh he was feisty. Watching him grow was so much fun...he was always so much smaller than the others but totally crazy we called him psycho he would fight any other squirrel and constantly made such weird noises and only had one speed...super fast....he was the most hyper squirrel ever :)

  3. That little red thing better stay its distance
    Lily & Edward

  4. That cutie is causing so much trouble??!!

  5. OMD that Little Red DEVIL is really CHEEKY to get so Close. We would be going WILD.

  6. Boomer has a thing for bunnies and wants to make friends with every cat he sees. Dottie on the other hand has a serious problem with squirrels, but we've found she will stalk just about anything smaller than her!

  7. WE also have a little red squirrel boy that lives in the tree right beside our Alcatraz. He often runs up and down the tree just to show us he is free and we are not. Angus despises him. Our dad feeds him. WE do not understand our dad's thinking. he is wasting money on that squirrel and it could be going into our college fund.
    stella rose

  8. Maybe we need to come by and help with this project?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Cats...especially the ones across the street. BUT they aren't quite as cheeky as that squirrel! Going to be a long summer, Lee.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  10. haha!!!!! We have a couple of those...not squirrels though. Cats. Myt dogs get along great with the indoor cats we have. but there are two stray kitties outside who I feed every day so they are always around, and I won't let the huskies anywhere near them,, they hate that!!!! haha!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  11. YEP I do it is the bushy tailed gray tree rodent!! MOL MOL MOL
    I would be happy to ignore him but he insists on getting right at my door with his bushy tail waving
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. We had a squirrel visitor for the past few weeks. The first thing on Beamer's agenda, everyday, is to rush to the back door, wait to be let out, and run towards the corner of the fence to find the little rascal. I don't think it's a nemesis. I'd like to think of him more as a friend :)

  13. Do will need to send over our rodent patrol officer Ruby?

    The Mad Scots

  14. Hmmmm....I don't think I have a nemesis. I just want to play with the squirrels but no one will let me off the leash to get close to them. I hear all my blog friends talk about how much they hate squirrels but I just want to be friends with them.

  15. That little furry tailed rat b@$%*d, how dare him to taunt Miss Lee like that. I believe he is the blame for the drywall incident. Lets all chant DEATH TO THE SQUIRREL - DEATH TO THE SQUIRREL!

    Atoo to you,

  16. Oh I see the little squirrel! It is sooo cute. Sometimes we have chipmunks... and sometimes squirrels too!

  17. We agree with Sully, the squirrel is to blame for the drywall!!
    Dang that Squirrel!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  18. Maggie & Duke are with you on the squirrel nemesis!
    We can't get a third dog because then they'd outweigh me & I'd get dragged through the woods. :)

  19. Black and red squirrels frequent our backyard. Keltic is always on guard to make sure they don't take over.

  20. Squirrels of course :o) and the mean Malinois in my neighborhood :o)

  21. I know I shouldn't say this, but it's kinda cute. I have an orange dragonfly that likes to tease us. It's not fair that it can tease and fly off.


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