Mini Dachshund Defends Against Squirrel

February 4, 2011

~ mid morning

Hello to everyone, Dachshund and human alike, checking in on this sunny California morning.

It’s me,
Sampson, the lovable little mini Dachshund!

Last evening I was looking through one on my many Dachshund photo albums and I came across the pictures my Mommy took of me doing battle with a wild squirrel we encountered during one of our walks.  I must say, I do believe I saved her life. So today, I will tell you this Dachshund’s tale of my battle with the squirrel.

We were visiting Yosemite National Park this past summer.  We had a lovely suite in a lodge that had the Merced river flowing right past it in the back.  You could stand on the balcony and watch the river.


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The River Walk

Mommy decided we should go for a walk along the river.  The walk was pretty enjoyable and uneventful.  We stopped and took some photos.  It was very calming and peaceful.  A peace that was about to be shattered.

OMG!  What’s that?  There, heading across the boulder that Mommy was just sitting on…..a squirrel!

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The Attack!

I lunged with all my strength, barking like crazy, my adrenaline taking over.  The squirrel less than a foot away from me.  This mini Dachshund was ready to tear the squirrel to shreds when, “what’s this?”  Mommy pulled on my leash pulling me back to her.

In hindsight, I realize she was only trying to protect me.  And I love her for that.  But let’s face it, I am far better equipped to battle a squirrel than Mommy.  And after all, it is my Dachshund duty to protect her.

I kept barking as the squirrel was slowly retreating to the nearest bush. ” That’s right, you Dachshund ‘wanna be’ with your long body.  I’ve got news for you, no self respecting Dachshund would be seen with a bushy tail like that!”

The arrogant little thing stared right at me from the cover of the bush.  I barked again as he ran off.

That’s right, I saved the day and I saved my Mommy.  She was so grateful, she picked me up and smothered me with kisses!

The End of the Tale

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