Everyday for 2 years a squirrel visits the collies and teases them endlessly. It comes through the tree branches and gets on the lowest branch about 8 feet in the air and lays there looking down at the collies flicking its tail! When it first appeared it was young and small and it is a rather large and fat squirrel now.
As time has progressed it has developed a routine and it comes through right at 3 pm everyday and the collies know it! First, lil Hallie is looking up at the trees watching and then Mick joins in and soon the others and I have this strange site of a bunch of collies looking up in the trees! Then, lil Hallie will move towards a side of a tree and sure enough there is the squirrel and the yard erupts with a huge roar of barks as the collies circle underneath hoping the squirrel misses a step and will be there with them on the ground!
So, the Squirrel jumps from tree to tree and then sits up there looking at the collie as they look back at it. Oh, the cruel games he plays…. keeping their hopes alive he will fall…. even coming down the tree several feet to drive them even crazier. It seems to know I wont hurt it so it plays for about a half hour with the collies and then moves on as they bark their protests at its leaving.