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Ferocious squirrel hunter Nova

Spatx
January 15th, 2009, 02:13 PM
... At least Nova thinks so. The squirrels on the other hand, are just mocking the crazy BC puppy :D

Here's the intruder of the moment, he has buddies as well. There were 3 more squirrels in the neighbours yard that have been using our yard as some sort of squirrel highway all day.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3531/3199770762_c194944144.jpg

Nova really tried her best to get the squirrels. She tried jumping in the air, jumping up the tree and fence... but if all else fails, she always resorts to intense staring. :laughing:

"Get down from the tree!"
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/3198992199_3187cb43ac.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/3198990463_2d50140b98.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3312/3198989965_b8a7a24ae0.jpg

Spatx
January 15th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Nova thinks that she can fly at times, she bounded all over the place as if preparing for take-off.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3198993601_fa7272d6dc.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3199054905_a2a0befe9b.jpg

Squirrel decides to jump to the next tree over.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3198991031_71ef78f0a6.jpg

The chase is on!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3513/3199839456_f239de9863.jpg

Trying hard to reach the squirrel, but no success.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/3198989403_be72eb0d87.jpg

Hmph! Plans have failed, squirrel escapes!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/3199838076_4e58a65ab5.jpg

BenMax
January 15th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Such a beautiful pup.:cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Go get 'em, Nova!!!! :laughing: Squirrels make such good babysitters! :D You always can tell where our dogs will be if there are squirrels out and about.

Love the expression in that last shot! She looks like she's plotting for next time! :laughing: Great pics, Spatx!

dustybird
January 15th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Nova is beautiful:lovestruck:
Squirrels provide so much entertainment for everyone, little jesters of the animal world.

Chaser
January 15th, 2009, 10:31 PM
LOL...those are adorable! Good luck with the whole learning to fly thing Nova! :laughing:

hazelrunpack
January 16th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Oh, cool! I came back for a second look and two more pics downloaded! :thumbs up Just as cute as the rest, of course. :cloud9:

I count 10 pics now. Is that the total, or should I come back again later and see if more download. :o

rainbow
January 16th, 2009, 01:06 AM
LOL, too funny.....I love the look on her face in the third pic. :D

ancientgirl
January 16th, 2009, 09:04 AM
LOL, she was really intent on getting that squirrel.

Lukka'sma
January 16th, 2009, 09:39 AM
That last one is great. What a look on Nova's face.

Spatx
January 16th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Oh, cool! I came back for a second look and two more pics downloaded! :thumbs up Just as cute as the rest, of course. :cloud9:

I count 10 pics now. Is that the total, or should I come back again later and see if more download. :o

There's 10 total, so you got them all! :D I try to make them smaller size to be more dial-up friendly, but I can't really test it out myself to see. Let me know how it is, I can always post them a bit smaller :goodvibes:

angeldogs
January 16th, 2009, 12:06 PM
She is soooo beautiful that girl.Theres always a next time.

diandpat
January 16th, 2009, 12:58 PM
LOL, she did a great job...made them change yards :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Hobo used to be like that when he was younger:laughing:...could see a squirrel from a mile. Now, unless they cross his path, all is safe:shrug:. I miss that. I LOVED these pics...good memories :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM
There's 10 total, so you got them all! :D I try to make them smaller size to be more dial-up friendly, but I can't really test it out myself to see. Let me know how it is, I can always post them a bit smaller :goodvibes:

Nope, all's good. There are just some days that I can't handle pics well at all, so I stop the download and try to right-click "Show Picture" on them one at a time. :o I musta missed the other two. :D Made for a lovely surprise the second time around! :thumbs up

onster
January 16th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Im just so in love with Nova, she is seriously one beautiful pup. So unique looking...and such a goof too :crazy::laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
January 17th, 2009, 02:48 AM
Absolutely Love pics # 3, 6 & the last one :lovestruck:

Wow, her coat length really is coming in now eh? Simply Adorable :lovestruck:

:thumbs up Good Job Nova protecting the yard from invaders :pawprint: :D

chico2
January 17th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Every pic I see I am amazed at how beautiful and unique she looks,I bet people stop and ask what kind of pup she is when out for a walk:lovestruck:
She would have fun here I have at least 20 Squirrels around here any day,feeding them helps:laughing:

Spatx
January 17th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Thankyou for the compliments, I'll let Nova know (although it all goes to her head, I swear! She thinks she can get away with anything, then gives me this little cute head tilt...) :laughing:

I do often get asked what kind of dog she is, because she is fairly small for a Border Collie, about 18" at the withers and 25 lbs. A lot of people make comments about how they only thought BCs came in the 'traditional' black and white pattern... which makes me laugh a little since they can come in multitudes of colours/patterns including merles and tricolours :D I'm finding now that her fur is growing in more, people are having an easier time identifying her breed. It's kind of like a game for me when I go out with her to see how many can guess correctly :goodvibes:

I'm sure if I fed the squirrels I'd have all of them in the neighbourhood visiting, which in theory would be fun, but I don't know if I could stand Nova freaking out and barking at the back window all the time :laughing:

Luvmypitgirls
January 17th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Nova:flirt:

I could look at her pictures all day long, she is such a beautiful girl.

angeldogs
January 17th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Nova:flirt:

I could look at her pictures all day long, she is such a beautiful girl.

I know what you meen.