Chasing the Squirrel (December 2009)

Early this morning, cats and humans looked up to see Hershey higher in the trees than he has ever ventured before:

What could he possibly be doing up there?

Aha! It's a SQUIRREL! (if you don't believe us, click the image to enlarge:)

Just a tiny bit further now . . .

"Almost . . . GOTCHA!"

Hey!! No fair jumping to that other tree:

Tootsie and Schooner come running:

In hopes of heading off the squirrel, Tootsie scurries up a neighboring tree . . .

But even with two cats in pursuit, the squirrel manages to evade capture:

Carefully, Tootsie makes her way back down . . .

pauses for a sniff . . .

and continues her descent:

On the ground again, she and Hershey come to terms with their disappointment:

"I guess he really is gone, right, Toots?"

"At least we still have each other, Hershey":