Friday, September 17, 2010
Scout's Latest Hobby
Scout is now our resident bug-catcher. She's keen on attacking anything smaller than her that moves (or hops) across the floor. This includes brooms, swiffers, the vacuum, leaves and, much to our delight, bugs (maybe someday I'll try to post the video we took of her going after the swiffer - it's pretty awesome). Last night, a poor little green grasshopper made the mistake of trying to hitch a ride on my shoe when I was minding my own business in our garage. I wasn't expecting the grasshopper, so when I saw it, I was quite startled. Scout noticed me jump when I saw it and came over to investigate. When I pointed out the grasshopper to her, it was game on. The grasshopper was pretty evasive, but Scout was tenacious. She followed that thing all over the garage until she got it. And, Scout also makes a great bug-catcher because not only will she catch the bugs, but then she eats them, leaving no mess to be cleaned up. It's a pretty good deal for everyone involved. Mr. Frisby no longer has to come take care of the bugs that come along and Scout gets the mental stimulation of a good chase. After the grasshopper incident last night, Scout later took care of a spider (she actually couldn't see it at first because it was the same color as the carpet, but in her efforts to find it, she stepped right on it. And then, when she did find its carcass, she ate it). Mr. Frisby said she took care of a grasshopper last weekend as well and when a cricket tried to barge into our house a couple weeks ago, Scout was right on it. This is a hobby that I am behind 100%! If only she could jump high enough to catch the flies. Believe me, she wishes she could.