Why I love My Backyard....

Squirrel fishing....Mama puts out bait for them...and then they magically appear

Birdie watching...



Squirrel Recon. I can overhear the diabolical squirrels as they tap out their nut code...they are just PRETENDING to eat those nuts



I think those birdies are wiggling code to the squirrels...that is why they are so blurry!!!

Sometimes there is a Squirrel du Soliel show that the squirrels perform.
Most likely as part of a covert plan to keep me occupied. I make sure to watch ALL the trees tho so they cannot sneak around!

But most of all there is sun for me to lay in to survey all that is mine!!!


Madi and Mom said...

Hi Dory you have one fine yard with lots of activities and friends dropping in. I'm so glad the weather has improved so you can get out to stretch those pretty legs.
It is 60 in Raleigh today.
Madi and Mom

JackDaddy said...

You look very nice out in the sun. I'm glad you have lots of things to watch while you're out in your back yard!!

Sunny said...

Hi Dory,
You sure have a lot of activities going on in your backyard, no wonder you love it so much!
Enjoy the sunshine.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Brind'Amour said...

Wow Dory, sun, birds, and squirrels! I love your yard!!!!


SGR said...

Woof! Woof! You sure do have a lovely backyard. Lots of FUN time watching the birds and squirrels. Have a great weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Miley said...

ooooohhhhh Dory!!!! You have the bestest backyard I have ever dreamed of!!!! Looks like your weather is alot warmer than ours up here in the northeast!!!! Have a great weekend!!

lotsa licks,

Kari in WeHo said...

someday you will catch those tree rats

Emma Rose said...

We have those critters too. They chatter at me when I chase them. Great idea of your Mom's to put out those feeder. They could be used as a nice trap :)


Emma ROes

Gizzy's Mom said...

Oh the sun would feel soooo good right about now 'specially since Pawpa took me to "that" place on Monday and they sent me home "nekkid".

Grrrrrs from Gizzy

kissa-bull said...


Martine said...

More bird watchers! Looks like a merit badge is in order for all our bird watching pup scouts!!

Twinkietinydog said...

Cool, Cirque du Soleil with squirrels! That's the life. You show all your appreciation, Dory, and I love that about you. Isn't life wonderful?

houndstooth said...

I love the sunshine, too! We won't be enjoying it outside for a long time, though!


Frankie Furter said...

Love your blog look. It is soooo YOU. The slide show is grrreat.
I have some of those green thingys with bird food in them too. Do you get woodpeckers too??? I could surely do without the rodents though. I'm just sayin'.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a show!

I understand fur I get to experience some of it myself!


Mack and Sally Ann said...

You are a good bird and squirrel watcher. You must be on your guard, those squirrels are sneaky.
Sally Ann

The OP Pack said...

We would love to visit your backyard, Dory, because we never see squirrels in ours. Not sure we would be content to just watch:)

And we would really love to take a sun-nap with you.

Woos and happy weekend, Phantom and Thunder

Jazzi said...

Your backyard looks like fun and you have alot to keep you busy. Do you chase the pesty squirrels or just let them hang around.

HEy! we have those red birds in ILL cuz it is our state bird. DOnt they look cool?


Teddy Bear said...

How fun to have so many friends visit your backyard. Do you and Bilbo chase the squirrels?

Teddy Bear

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Dory, I LOVE your back yard too! You OWN it--looking all regal in your pose!! :) Tommy puts out that same bait--but we've not seen too many squirrels of late. Mayby their all in their tree houses, staying warm and watching Direct TV. :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
Those are good reasons to love your backyard!
I can see you can be entertained there with the squirrels and birds for a long time!
And sure the sun is an important reason too!
Kisses and hugs

Santa and Minnie said...

What a nice backyard you've got! With all those activities, we can understand why you love your backyard. If only we have a backyard like yours.

Samantha said...

That is very nice of you to share your backyard with those squirels and birds. We know of some dogs that are much less willing to share with those critters!

Stella said...

I have never seen a squirrel like the one you showed in your pictures, brown and white, with odd markings. Is this a special squirrel?

Keep having fun in your yard, Dory!


hero said...

That's one great backyard you have there, Dory... all the activities to observe from afar whilst sun-bathing.

Licks, hero

Ms. ~K said...

Mom hates it when the wascally squirells get in the suet...she puts out plenty of seed for them , but they keep eating the suet...

We had a nice warm day here too, and the sunshune felt soooo good!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That looks like a lovely warm day where you are. Now our snow has gone we have got non stop rain, ugh!
Those squirrels are really cute, it's nice of your Mum to feed them.
Wags and kisses, Dinah Bridget and Elliot xx

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Very nice yard and squirrel bait, Dory. Moms and Dad just bought theirs and have put it out. We are watching, but no squirrels yet. It's really close to our lookout point, and we're not real quiet.

Woofs and Kisses!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Dory
What pretty pictures! We can see why you love your backyard with so many things to see.....and chase...and bark at!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Bijou said...

You have a very nice yard Dory. The best thing about it is, it isn't covered in snow!


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oooh! Sun and grass! That's almost as good as sun and snow! Happy squirrel hunting, erm, watching!

*kissey face*


Hi Dory and Bilbo,

Wow, how cool is that? A two and one bird feeder. Now everybuddy is happy! Your so nice!

Riley and Star.

Mack said...

Those squirrels are just plain evil. I hate it how they never let me catch them !

The Army of Four said...

Wow. Setting a trap for the squirrels! VERY clever!

Jan Mader said...

I love your backyard too. In fact, I should write a children's book about you and your backyard!

ScrapsofMe said...

Hi Dory! I love yer backyard too! You don't seem to have those nasty sand spurs like we get here in Floriduh. My Nana's yard is like yours, lots of birdie and squirrel feeders...and she has a creek bank with beavers. In the evening we see deer come out of the woods across the road. I'm not allowed to run free there cuz she doesn't have a fence and there are bears in the woods. It sure is nice of yer Momma to bait the traps...er feeders for you.

If you get a chance, can you stop by my bloggie and help me pick out a picture for M.M.? I'm just not sure which to use and SHE won't setup a photo shoot for a new one.

Thanks bunches!


You are very very lucky! Your mom attracts birds and squirrels for you! Hmm how high can you jump!
I'm jelly of your sun and grass!

Mickie said...

we can't understand why we can't catch those darn squirrels.....EVER. Although Seamus got close recently.
You have a lovely yard!!!
Teddy and Seamus

JD and Max said...

Hi Dory - you DO have a lot of visitors in your back yard don't you? And we're a bit envious of the sun spot you're lying in - we can't wait until we get a sun spot over here again!! Lovely photos - JD and Max.

Daisy Dog said...

Pretty birdies! What a great look ou post!

Honeygo Beasley said...

That's a fun backyard. I'd like it. Glad you enjoy your surroundings. You're lucky to have that nice yard and all of the entertaining things in it.

Life With Dogs said...

You'll never get bored with a show like that! :)

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi dory! wow! must be very nice to be visited by soo many different species friends! We often get visits from pigeons too but the minute they see me they fly off...!!


BRUTUS said...

So nice that you have the "great outdoors" right outside your very own door! Soak up some of that sun for me too, OK??

Brutus the Frenchie

elbouwii said...

hi pale
we are El'bow and Hauwii
we found your bloggy on Mango's blog. :D

what a nice photo's
Sanne our Human is take care of the animals to.

El'bow & Hauwii

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Dory, I wish I could play in your yard wiff you. I bet together we could crack the code the evil squirrels are using to communicate.


Our Wagging Tales said...

BOL !! Squirrel du Soliel !! We just moved into a new house and my mom and dad haven't put out the bait just yet. I'm waiting because one day I AM going to catch one of those suckers !! This is my first 9 and not last visit to your blog too !! Love it !! Come visit me soon !

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Dory, you have a wonderful backyard. What a great place to keep an eye on those silly squirrels. It looks like the bait is working and you have lured them in, good job.