Hound dogs

Rufus | September 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | September 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Let there be no mistake, our little sausage dogs are hunters. They love to flush out potential prey and give way to chase. For us it’s mostly squirrels, a lizard or two hiding in the lavender bush and the occasional cotton-tail rabbit that dares to enter the backyard. My three love to force the squirrel from the trees on our property to the wooden privacy fence and up and neighbor’s palm tree where it apparently feels safe. It’s a common scene here and they have it down to a well choreographed routine. Earlier this week as the squirrel quickly ran for its life up the palm tree, it caused a few birds to come out. And to my surprise, one was a cute little owl. Proof is in the picture. Living with dachshunds is always entertaining and you never know what each day will hold. Don’t you agree dachshund friends!?

An Owl | September 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

An Owl | September 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily & Rufus | September 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily & Rufus | September 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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2 Responses to Hound dogs

  1. Jackie Sikora says:

    Be sure that cute little owl is going to stay little! Here in the south we have a large one that considers all small animals prey. Had one on my place a few years ago, & one night my 20lb. cat disappeared. They are usually night hunters, however, so my guys don’t go out at night at all. Sorry, I think they’re beautiful birds, but not so beautiful if they’re a danger to our doxies & other small dogs! The large ones are an endangered species.

  2. They look like they are going to climb the tree and the fence!! Cute!!

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