Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting… #2!

I have been trying (for some time now) to capture some squirrels on camera… unfortunately for me, Mutley normally spots them either at the same time or before me and sends them scurrying up the nearest tree!

Squirrel watching Mutley...

Squirrel watching Mutley…

This one stopped to watch Mutley just long enough for me to click but not as sharp as I’d like it! Β Maybe next time the moment won’t be soΒ fleeting…

... Mutley watching squirrel... hoping it comes down the tree she's just chased it up!

… Mutley watching squirrel… hoping it comes down the tree she’s just chased it up!

Look at that face intent on the squirrel… give it up Mutley… it’s never gonna happen!


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lisatenzindolma
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 19:12:06

    Wonderful! πŸ™‚


  2. Our Adventure in Croatia
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 20:06:44

    great upside down squirrel…. lots of them in St James’s Park, have you been? take a large bag of monkey nuts and you’ll get lots of pics
    see our post


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 12, 2013 @ 20:35:37

      Thanks! Checked out your post, great pic! Visited Hyde Park very recently but haven’t been to St James’ Park for ages… will definitely visit soon, taking monkey nuts but not Mutley! πŸ™‚


  3. Multifarious meanderings
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 08:25:06

    That’s one chunky squirrel! Great photos, I recognise that “dinner, please come down here and play with me” canine expression.


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 13, 2013 @ 09:14:56

      Thanks! You should see her when she spots one… she goes into cat stealth mode, tries to move as slowly as she possibly can so she can get as near as possible before it flees but she’s so big it’s comical… the squirrels head pops up, she charges full steam toward it and it’s off and up the nearest tree with Mutley left at the bottom hoping it loses it’s footing and lands at her feet… she reminds me of the wolf in Disney’s ‘The Sword in The Stone’ so funny to watch! πŸ˜€


  4. Marianne
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 08:25:27

    AAwwww … Mutley’s face is so cute! πŸ™‚


  5. fotosandi1
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 19:41:30

    Awww look at her expression, she is determined to get that squirrel! Beautiful doggy, German Shepard were my all time favorite dogs! Please check out my blog!


  6. newbloggycat
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 10:33:57

    That is one big squirrel. Over here we have tiny one πŸ™‚


  7. Pride in Photos Photography
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 15:28:39

    First time visitor…I enjoyed Mutley on this post…he is adorable. Looking forward to seeing more.


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:15:47

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments… so glad you enjoyed Mutleys’ antics, she’s lovely and never fails to make me smile! I’m glad she’s having the same affect on others too! πŸ™‚


  8. Pecora Nera
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 12:29:32

    Mutley is a great looking dog. I would love a big daft dog, but Mrs Sensible says one big daft dog in the house is enough…


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 22, 2013 @ 12:41:31

      πŸ˜€ I expect Mrs Sensible’s probably right! You’ll have to make do with Gilda and The Wolf!… and my pics of Mutley of course! πŸ™‚


      • Pecora Nera
        Jun 22, 2013 @ 12:45:20

        Gilda belongs to Luigina, and the wolf belongs to the man across the road (I think he is a hippy or part hippy part Italian. I know Gilda is untrainable, and the wolf is unstrokable.

        I just want a big daft dog for me. I might just go and by a little puppy after we come back from Sicily, Mrs Sensible can only shout for so many days.


        • theamateurcamera
          Jun 22, 2013 @ 12:58:16

          Are you sure she could only shout for a few days?… she is Italian after all and a teacher! Personally, I don’t fancy your chances! πŸ™‚ But if you do brave it out, don’t forget to post pictures!


          • Pecora Nera
            Jun 22, 2013 @ 14:06:32

            I want an Airedale. When I was little I had a friend who had one. It was as daft as a brush.7

            It once ran at a wall and jumped it. Unfortunately there was a large drop on the other side. I think it spent 4 months with two of its legs in plaster

            but a really lovely dog


          • Pecora Nera
            Jun 22, 2013 @ 14:17:56

            She couldn’t shout at me, when I present her with a little ball of fur that has a waggy tail at one end and a cute face at the other, could she?


            • theamateurcamera
              Jun 22, 2013 @ 14:32:02

              I always said I didn’t want a dog (I use to be a cat only person) until my husband brought home our first puppy years ago and then my heart melted… having said that, it was a spaniel and completely drove me mad! Now Mutley… we all chose her together, so hard picking a puppy when they’re all so adorable… she’s gorgeous and has a wonderful nature, I couldn’t imagine being without her! I am pretty sure Mrs Sensible’s heart would melt too but read up on puppies before you go ahead… they’re a lot of hard work initially, seriously… I was in tears for the first couple of weeks! πŸ™‚


              • Pecora Nera
                Jun 22, 2013 @ 17:58:31

                Mrs Sensible loves dogs, even dogs with little legs, small brains and fat bellies, like Gilda.

                Mrs Sensible had a dog when she was younger, I think it would be good for her to try and train a dog, rather than keep trying to train me


  9. gradabout
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 13:23:41

    Hahahaa! I love that you captured both of them looking at eachother!! hehe!!!! Thats tickled me at work πŸ™‚


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