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.
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!