Best protection against sinister invaders

One of the fringe benefits of having a dog like Coco is never having to worry about terrifying incidents like this:


ANIMAL COMPLAINT, DRAKE ROAD: Residents called police because they were trapped in their home by a temperamental squirrel.

The squirrel was desperate to get in the house, according to the residents. The squirrel kept jumping at the garage door and would run at the residents any time they opened a door.

No way would Coco ever allow a squirrel to terrorize me in my own house. She patrols the yard relentlessly, always on the lookout for the slightest hint of squirrel trouble. She thinks these animals are deliberately taunting her by their very presence, and is highly sensitive to the defiant, tail-flicking behavior in which they engage. She is certain that the latter is intended as a blatant display of bigoted anti-dog triumphalism (this is not just Coco's conspiracy theory, btw), and she takes it very personally.

She is so anti-squirrel that I have refrained from telling her about this news incident. Look at what happened not long ago -- just outside the window!

After all, Ohio is not that far away.

posted by Eric on 05.13.10 at 10:59 PM


That is a squirrely story.

M. Simon   ·  May 13, 2010 11:09 PM

You may want to keep her far, far, far away from such squirrels.

That sort of peculiar behavior is a danger sign of rabies or other diseases.

Mary   ·  May 14, 2010 9:34 PM

My late Fuzzy and I were coming back from the vet a few years ago and when we pulled into the driveway, this squirrel just watched me pull in from about six feet away. He knew I wasn't going to chase him...

Unfortunately, he wasn't aware that the truck was packing a Fuzzy-launcher, and when I opened the door she came out of there like a Hellfire missile. You could see the "Ohhh, sh*t" look on his face.....

SDN   ·  May 15, 2010 8:38 AM

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