I have been debating on posting these photos for a few weeks, however, I decided, they aren’t any worse than someone posting their deer or bird, or whatever else they hunted. Except my best pal Rudy worked a lot harder for his. ANYWAYS.
You all have met Rudy, my BFF (aka My almost 7 year old Yorkie), well what you didn’t know was he was a hunter. Many dogs chase squirrels but no many of those days, especially small dogs are successful. So, with that being said, I’ll give you a little past story, and a lesson of persistence and patience.
So for months, these squirrels – as cute as they might be – have been sitting in the trees barking/chattering and tormenting poor little Rudy. He literally will spend hours outside staring at the trees. The squirrel would sit on the neighbor’s tree, which Rudy can see, and bark and chatter for seemingly forever then dash off across the trees in our yard with Rudy following from the ground barking and carrying on all upset.
Ryan and I really thought there was no chance that Rudy would catch one, him getting that rawled up wasn’t probably good but my golly he was getting his exercise.
HOWEVER, a couple weeks ago I left the dogs in the backyard from about 8:30-about noon. Wyatt came right back in, no problem, Rudy would not leave where he was sitting. This can be common but then I took a second look, there was something fuzzy and brown he was protecting. I slipped my shoes on and trekked into the yard to find this:
Rudy trying to take it from me, thinking I was going to take it. Which I did, a few snaps later.
Guarding his prize.
Needless to say, his Persistence and Patience paid off – even though all the odds were against him.
Maybe that’s a lesson we should all take note of, because I know if it was me – I probably would have given up a couple of months ago, about a month or so after he was still 10 feet ahead or above me. But this little Champ, didn’t give up and it paid off.