September has just started and we are already booked until Halloween. Momma is miffed at me that we didn't make the trip up to see Stephen and Rebecca. Wants to know when we are going up to Austin. Given my schedule, that doesn't appear very likely to happen until October. We are planning to head back to campus this weekend for another non-conference game, so you can expect a few more trailer/dog pictures. Those football weekends seem to really tax the dogs but they love the road trip and all that attention. Claire is such an attention hound that I think she would try to greet and lick every single person (currently running around 40,000) at the pre & post game events. I was supposed have off on Tuesday assuming we were in Austin, but I have traded that day for Friday to head out early for the weekend. I could get used to these 3-4 day weekends
In the interim, thought I would post one shot I took of Claire and one of our local tree rats (some folk call them squirrels). We have a few in the neighborhood and I am no fan. Had two get into my attic that I had to extricate. These can be little bastards when it comes to yard wars. They tend to torment the dogs so, they don't get much sympathy from me. This one seemed (to me) to be kinda ballsy.
For an old girl, Claire has some pretty darned good eyes on her. She's spotted a tree rat 50 yards out and go into that thousand yard stare mode when one shows up in her yard. I know that the likelihood of her getting one is remote, but she does try. I figure, one day, the tree rat will be a hair too slow and Claire will get lucky.
Say hello to my little friend!