Wildlife

Howdy doody blogaroos! Squirmy Wormy here. I survived my first birthday celebration with treats and cake and dancing and drinking and games and a band and…OK. Some of that is a bit of an exaggeration. But it still was fun! And thank you for all the great birthday messages!!! I heard from people all over the world! How COOL is that?! I can’t wait to be 2!

What else is new? Oh yeah. Wildlife. It seems Spring has sprung in full force and all the woodland creatures are emerging. The bunnies have changed from white back to brown – and I hate to admit this, but sometimes I don’t even see them! Like here where I am literally less than 10 feet from Peter Cottontail, and I didn’t even notice him!! Can you see him?!

My Enforcer was pretty surprised that I missed him.

On the other hand, she was VERY, VERY happy that I missed a different critter the other day. While I was busy sniffing around (on leash) trying to find THE best place to poop, My Enforcer and her sister saw something crossing the road not far from us at all. A smallish, weird prickly fella. They are called porcupines. I never even saw him, because I was in poop exploring mode. And I didn’t notice him when he walked right down our driveway. My Enforcer said he was a young guy – the adult porcupines are much bigger. She said it would NOT be a good idea to meet up with him. So no more running around our property off leash early in the morning or at dusk. I guess that’s when those guys usually like to get out. Hey – do porcupines get ticks? Just wondering. Here’s some basic porcupine info, in case you’re ever on Jeopardy and the topic is the walking pincushions.

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/animal-facts-porcupine

So I didn’t chase the porcupine BUT – and here’s a big but- I DID attempt to be a sporting dog the other morning by flushing a pheasant!!! I was actually off leash and went in the bush and kaboom- out came a big pheasant who caused both My Enforcer and her sister to jump. That was pretty cool. I’ve also learned to chase geese off the golf course , but I’m only allowed to do it if there are two or less. They always fly away. I try it with robins too – but they also fly away. Once they take flight, I give up. And I DO run back to My Enforcer when called. I know that’s hard to believe. Although, sometimes I do attempt to grab goose poop on the way back. It’s almost as good as bunny poop.

Other than that, I’ve been busy ricocheting off our guests, The Coyote and My Enforcer. Good times. Because of the COVID, the humans can’t travel around much which suits us canines just fine.

Time to get everybody up for walks…and another episode of Wild Kingdom. Inside and outside our home.

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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