For those of you that don't know, I've been working quite a bit from home. What does this really mean? It means that I am now available to assist my puppy in her snipe hunting (at least, that's what it means in her mind). While the kids were away recently, she wanted to be out every 30 seconds to check to see if they were coming home and to hit all of her favorite snipe spots. Now, with everyone back, it takes about 20 minutes for her to want to check her snipe spots.
What's that? Isn't a snipe a fictional critter that you send unsuspecting folks in a new area hunting for? Well, yes and no. Here, I use it to justify the puppy's innate need to go out chasing lizards and other unsuspecting natural wild life critters. Down here, we have an abundance of lizards running around and for whatever reason, the dog loves to sniff them and occassionally pounce on them (as if she were a cat no less). She's also been known to "gutter" a squirrel or two; (here, the trees are often too far away for the squirrels to reach, so they'll run into the house gutters which is just far enough away to protect them from the dog, but close enough to send her into a panic because she KNOWS they are so close).
Anyway, in the dog's eyes, we are here to serve, and now I'm here more often which means I simply MUST indulge her snipe hunting efforts. It's a good thing she's cute...Happy snipe hunting!!!