Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hunting for?

This morning, I took Moon and Copper up behind the barn as usual.  They always like to investigate and get their "sniffers" working before we go for our walk.  Besides, now that it's getting light later, I don't like to head out for our walk until it's clear enough for a car to see us on the road.   I am anxiously awaiting the time change...:)

As the two kids began their sniffing and searching, Copper dropped his "kong" directly over a pile of old fence posts.  Then I watched him as he attempted to get his jaws around one of the posts!  I know I've told you that he's got pit in him and all I can say is, thank goodness he is my friend...because I wouldn't want those jaws around my limb!  I watched in earnest as he grabbed the end of the post in his jaws and then lifted his head to move the post up and over the adjacent one!!  Who in the world taught him that maneuver?  That's what told me to go back to the house and get my camera.

 Then their focus changed to the pipe lying on the ground near the fence posts.  It's just an old rusty pipe about 8' long and 5" or so in diameter.  Take a look at the two of them.  I'm hoping that what they were after was a chipmunk and not a snake.  Although it seems to be far too cool for snakes to be hanging around now, I did see two when I was weed eating last week.  At this time of year, once the sun has heated up the road and or the rocks, you might catch one hanging out just to warm up.

Here's Copper trying to bite the end of the pipe.  Then he'd stop, stick his nose right up inside and take a deep breath.  Meanwhile, Moon hovered around the middle section, listening attentively for movement.  What a team! 

Then, I decided it was time to head out for our walk.  I said, "Are we walking?  Let's go!!"  They were down near the far gate in a flash, leaving whatever they were hunting for behind...ready for their next adventure!  In my eyes, each new adventure gives me something to celebrate...:)

Maybe that adventure will be over at  West Virginia Treasures' Show & Tail!  After all, it's Tuesday...stop by and visit Angela!  Hope to see you there...:)

7 comments:

Joycee said...

ahh the life of a dog...new experiences every day and always a walk to look forward to! My husband often says he wishes he could be Ben (our cocker spaniel)as he leaves for work each morning!

ClassyChassy said...

Dogs are amazing animals - how they can figure out maneuvering objects to get at what they want is beyond me! I guess that's why some breeds are so easy to train! Have a great day!

Tiggeriffic said...

I love dogs. They come running to greet you and are so happy to see you.. These two boys will lead you on an adventure daily. Great companions while you are walking.. Makes the walk more enjoyable.. Walking is good for you~! Just what the Dr. ordered (for me at least).

varunner said...

It's warm enough for snakes in the day, but cool enough that they won't be able to move very quickly. The dogs could definitely take them ;-)

Jules said...

They do look like a lot of fun to watch!

Angela said...

I don't know how in the world you got them to leave the pipe to continue on with your walk! My two dogs are stubborn when they are hunting. One day they had a cat trapped up in a tree all day and all night. I couldn't get them to leave their posts for nothing! Even trying to bribe them with food wouldn't catch their attention.

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Dogmom Diva said...

Oh your dogs are wonderful..mine would have been going nutsover that pipe..Cooper looks a lot like my India..

Beautiful blog!

Barb

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