Leeza my Frenchie is 15 years old and I like to remember all the adventures weve had over the years. The other day a squirrel ran by her and of course she didn't even notice (I kind of miss the chaseing) Ozzy one year, chased a coyote out of the bushes (hes a frenchie) I don't think the coyote was proud of that one. Leeza has chased deer to beavers over the years, what have your dogs chased.
When I look up into the sky, I think to myself, Wheres the ceiling?
Aw. Well, in the middle of vegas, there's not much wildlife, so my Frenchie's mostly chase whoever has the toy, LOL. Or toys, they are really good at taking off with as many as they can carry . I have two cats that chase the Frenchie's. That's hilarious. My Bengal in particular is annoyed that they don't follow his rules. They like to follow him around, but make sure they stay at least a foot out of reach (which FURTHER annoys him). And when I was working with exotics, my golden's favorite was the primates, though never in a mean way, she likes to be Mommy, and wants to play with anyone who wants to play with her.
My Bostons go absolutely berserk if they see a wild rabbit, groundhogs, or gophers. One of my studs caught and killed an adult male Jack rabbit, and although I wasn't happy to see that, he caught it and killed it with one shake. If their heads weren't so big, they would go right down the gopher holes. At the moment they all ferociosly dig and bite the edge of the hole. It's quite comical to watch. They did see a few deer, but just stood looking at them, and they also saw 3 coyotes. I was having a fit because I was in a huge field and had let them off their leashes for a run. I knew if they all decided to go after the coyotes, I would lose my dogs. Luckily my alpha male was in front, and he stood with one paw lifted, staring at these creatures, and then he suddenly turned and sped back to the house, with everyone else right behind him. I don't think I've ever run that hard in my life, first scared that the coyotes would chase us, and second, even though we more or less live out of town, I was really worried there would be traffic on the road by my house. Thankfully there was nobody, as usual, and all the dogs just b-lined it for the yard.
My dogs don't chase much. Harley would love to chase cats, but I don't let him, I'm mean.
The funniest dog story I've ever hear was about a Chihuahua breeder in Alaska. One day her friend/neighbor called her and told her to look out her kitchen window. When she did, she saw a huge Grizzly being chased off her property by her Chis, followed by her frantic husband. I always laugh at that b/c it sounds like something every Chi I've ever known, would do. Harley's afraid of those little buggers.
When Maggie, my first coonhound, was a pup I took her for lots of woods walks. We anxiously waited for signs she would be able to follow a scent trail. One day she sniffed around intently and took off running through waist-high blueberry bushes for about 50 yards. She let loose with a bloodcurdling bawl near the base of a tree that would have made a veteran hunting hound proud at the sound. As I neared the tree I could clearly see there was nothing hiding in the skinny sapling with hardly any leaves on it. It was obviously some dangerous varmint as she was charging and retreating through the brush, not wanting to get too close. As I got even closer I nearly fell over laughing at the sight of the confused-looking box turtle that had climbed up onto the exposed roots of the tree. I can honestly say my hound treed a tortoise.
I enjoyed all the posts here! Esp. the chihuahuas chasing the grizzly bear! What a riot--although, I must add, lucky chis that the bear didn't decide to stop this annoyance.
My dogs love to chase each other. The Griff chases the chihuahua and visa versa, my Mastiff chases everyone, and her own tail! The Puggies are too old now, and usually walk behind me on our hikes around the property.
My young dogs like to play a chase game of you can't catch me with my 18 year old son!
Dogs that chase cars don't do it for long.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read!! Groucho Marx
When we had Yorkies, they didn't chase as much as they challenged and charged everyone who came to visit and had to be reminded of thier manners.
Our present baby, a rescue Puggle, Rocky is a hoot. He tracks, deer, squirrels, skunks, etc, but he chases rabbits, (I am sure its the beagle in him). I don't think he would know what to do with it should he catch it but he does like to chase them.
He also loves to chase raccoons and possums so much so that they very seldom "visit" any more. Thank Goodness.
OHHHHH--please, doggies, don't chase skunks!!! Remember my Stella got Skunked post? She still stinks--if she is at all damp and I give her a big hug with my head under hers--aroma da skunk. oui oui peppy la pew--it's true!