July 04, 2009
Fisher and the Mouse Tree
In this photo, Fisher and Chessie is chewing on the trunk of a Gambel oak tree (using the word "tree" generously).
A couple of weeks ago, Shelby, our other dog, who loves to hunt rodents, got real interested in this tree. It does seem to have a mostly hollow trunk with openings at the bottom and up where Fisher is chewing.
Fisher joined in -- and he has not forgotten. Every time our morning walk route takes him past this tree, he chews and whines and wails until he is dragged away.
Later today, I was in the house when I heard M.'s voice in the distance shouting, "Drop it!"
She had taken both dogs on a short walk. Fisher, off-leash, had found a dead bird and picked it up. She worried that the bird might have died of disease -- but all I could think was, "He picked up a real bird! Yes! He's getting it."
And that is this week's progress report on Fisher, who has now been with us for not quite two months.