Saturday, June 16, 2007

She is part gazelle...

When you have a 6+ foot high retaining wall in the back of your yard, you never imagine that you would need to fence that space in. It should be enough to hold 3 medium sized dogs without a problem.

Unless, one of the dogs is part gazelle. I now have this giant (albeit temporary) eye-sore in my yard as Miss Lola has discovered she can clear the wall from a dead stand. I was popped my head out side to check on the dogs and discovered Lola running around in the yard above my house. Apparently there was a squirrel party going on in the big trees & about 8 of them were having a grand old time tormenting the Dogs.

I, of course, have a complete panic attack because she has never been in a unfenced area. Thank DoG I have trained a really good recall in her & when I said "Lola, Come!!"...she scurried down the wall like Spiderman.

Stoopid me thought it would only be a one time thing & she wouldn't possibly remember how to get back up there. But sure enough, when I let her out later in the afternoon, she bolted right up the wall. She came right back without a moments hesitation when I called her. I then got smart & came up with a temporary solution until we can figure out what to do.

This is how she was the rest of the day:

Not as much fun...but I prefer her in OUR yard.

"I don't see a problem...I was trying to catch dinner."

"Zzzzzzzzzz....dreaming of catching that fat squirrel!!"


Lorenza said...

Sure those squirrels were bothering you, right?
I like those pictures of you like nothing happened!
Glad you are OK
Have a good night

wally said...

WHOA! That's an impressive jump. We had a similar incident when we figure out I could head-butt my way out of the gate in the back of the yard. Also my sissy can easily clear my gate. These are times when obedience class comes in handy, eh?

Glad everyone is safe. Except for those squirrels. Those taunting, bastard squirrels.


Peanut said...

I've heard of other boxers doing that. Thank goodness Peanut hasn't done it outside yet though I know he could as he jumped over our entertainment center in our house. Glad Lola has a good recall.

Peanut's mom

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh... Lola sure can jump very high. Good thing she came over when you call her back.

~girl girl

MaPaw said...

You thought a little 6-foot wall would hold her? Nonsense.

Boo said...

yeah, mom would definitely prefer me in her yard than any other places that i have the chance to run wild!

wet wet licks


Joe Stains said...

WOW lola I am so impressed!! If I got out where you live I would head to the closest Rita's Italian Ice. MOm talks about that place all the time and how much she misses it!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

haha...havong a spiderDog @ home can really drive u crazy...

Nugget said...

Aww... Lola was just trying to rid the world of evil squirrels.


Katherine and Pippa, said...

It's cool being able jump up high Lola.

It's useful for chasing cats as well.

What's this recall thing?

Don't let mistress know please.


Reina the Doxie said...

Lola's Mum must be panicking!
Good think Lola is capable of jumping very high!~


Amber-Mae said...

Oh Lola, Lola, pweetty Lola... You must have wanted to eat that poor little squirrel badly huh!? Don't worry if you can't catch it, I'll do it for ya as a favor! That's what friends are for!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Seadra & Zoe said...

It's not really your fault Lola. Squirrels are just too hard to resist. They tease us everyday at our house too!!! We've got to let those squirrels know who is boss.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

umekotyan said...

It puts to jump over the high wall, and there is wonderful. Squirrel'
s dream is executed.

from loved ume tyan

Toby said...

There is nothing wrong with trying to catch your own dinner!! I think you should deserve extra treats for your effort!!!

Humans can be so unfair sometimes...


Oscar Airedale said...

My boxer friend Dexter is a gazelle too! They say Airedale's can clear a 6' fence, but I don't think I could, not even for a squirrel party!

Oscar x

Duke & Gidget said...

Wow Lola, your jumping ability is very impressive! We would like to chase squirrels too, but not if it involves jumping over a six foot fence.

~Pug Hugs~

Cairo The Boxer said...

We boxers can jump really really high!

Rachael said...

Hahaha! She looks quite miffed at being kept from her squirrel party.

Cubby said...

Lola is so cute dreaming!

Marvin The Dog said...

oooooh perhaps Lola was trying to reach me in Scotland! I am pretty high up on the map it seems, so that explains her high jump!

love the pics!

love and licks, Marv xxxxxx (who has been known to jump pretty high too!"

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Squirrels? Did anyone mention squirrels? Did you get them?

Simba said...

Great bid for freedom there. I perfer my dinner on a plate.


Tofu Burger said...

Hey Lola... I bet your mom and pops has never had squirrel before (hmm not sure you have either..)and you were just trying to give something back right? I am sooo impressed that you can jump so high! Nice!


Huskee Boy said...

Ah.. it isn't Lola fault at all (*Lola, I hope you are reading this).. those evil squirrels were taunting her!
Very impressive jump though!!

MJ's doghouse said...

oh lola...i hate it when mom figures out my getaway spots...they think they are so smart...i am sure you will find a new place to escape...and as long as you come back when you are called...what is the diference...

Cathy said...

Wow, we be bery impressed, but glads you be safe. xoxoPugsley, Buster and Cricket

PiratesGrrl said...

It had to be the squirrels fault cause that's a serious look of innocence. I'm really impressed with your jumping skills though!


Balboa said...

What a mean mommy, not letting you catch and eat that squirrel.

I must say though, you are very athletic, just be careful. I don't want you to get hurt jumping up.

Frenchie Snorts

Tadpole said...

Oh MAN, that is just not right. Those nasty squirrels were within your reach and you had to leave them. That's a really good pouting face, though - impressive!

Anonymous said...

Wow........I like a girl who can jump & chase squirrels!

Impressive Lola!