Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Domino is a feisty little one.  I know from personal experience that when she wants something, she's not one to give up -- no matter how long it may take to get it.

Last night she wanted my foot, and by Cod, she finally caught it.  Not only that but she 'owned' it.  It's a very strange feeling to not be in possession of your own appendage.  Eventually she let me have it back.

Anyway, this is a story of relentlessness.  Some of the pictures are a little fuzzy because I couldn't take time to focus properly or I would miss the shot altogether.

Domino is hunched near the bottom of the crabapple tree.

She is deeply focussed on her quarry.  "Hello Quarry!", she says.  "How are you today?"

"I'm a little off my nut, Domino" replies Quarry, "but thanks for askin'."

 After discarding his nut, Quarry makes a bold move and skitters down the tree.

Domino leaps into action and gives chase.  Quarry is barely a bodylength ahead.

But in a burst of speed to save his life, Quarry escapes up the maple tree.

"Yoor just a big tease!", exclaims Domino.

"Tee hee hee!" taunts Quarry who is now on top of the fence.  "Jus' try to get me -- I dares yoo!"

The determined Domino cannot let this challenge go.

She was up the crabapple tree and onto the fence in an instant!

"Darn that thing!", says Domino.  "It's escaped into the neighpurr's yard."

She hears Quarry giggling on the other side.

So she takes the plunge.

"Unfortunately, my Quarry was one step ahead of me all the way", says Domino.  "But I shall not rest until he is mine one day."

What Domino does not yet realize is that Quarry is equally unrelenting.  They are a good match in that department.

This nutcase may be very hard to crack.  Game on!


Hannah and Lucy said...

We'll call that a goalless draw Domino but we're rooting for you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Anonymous said...

You'll get that squirrel, someday, Domino! Don't give up!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Good show. Domino!

Unknown said...

What an exciting chase!!! We have a quarry in our yard too! Kozmo has not yet caught him!

Sparkle said...

Domino, that squirrel is on borrowed time and you and I know it!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You are very determined Domino. We think you will catch Quarry one day.

Katnip Lounge said...

Domino, we'll be happy to come and help you...we've never seen a Quarry but they look quite...um, TASTY!

Smudge said...

Glad I found your blog! Very funny.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The last pic of Dommy is adorable! Smoochies from Milo ~ and tons of love. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Daisy said...

What an exciting adventure, just like an episode of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom!