country girl

Callie, our 3-year-old Shih-tzu mix, was a city pup when we moved to our farm last January. Since then, though, she has come to appreciate the finer points of county living, from her own perspective, of course.

For one thing, I think she feels obliged to try to meet some of the interesting critters that share her habitat. When she’s not napping in a sunny spot on the porch, she spends hours hunting for the skinks, mice, toads, crickets, and lizards that have such curious smells, but always seem to elude her, despite her best efforts to flush them out.

Hey, I know you’re in there. Come out and show yourself!

Don’t make me have to come in there…

Callie is enjoying these “hunts”, even though she is easily outmaneuvered by the objects of her desire, all of whom are well-versed in the art of camouflage, stealth, and evasion, and hear her coming long before she gets close enough to present a threat. But that doesn’t stop our little country girl from trying to get to know the local wildlife better. Look out critters, here she comes!

Wow! These cicada shells taste just like fried pork rinds!

6 thoughts on “country girl

  1. Dogs (people too) love the country life, don’t they? I don’t have a pet right now, for the first time in almost thirty years. Hope that changes soon. Dogs and cats can be very comical when they’re in search of outdoor adventures!

    • Callie was a rescue and it was so satisfying to adopt an unwanted dog (I found her on She loves the country life and is totally happy…which makes up happy.

  2. Callie, you’re very pretty – even in the last photo! Our two dogs are the same, into everything and exploring.

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