May 3, 2011

Terrific Tuesday - And Here Is What Happened Next

This morning I was in my office, checking my emails, and sipping on a cup of Joe when I heard Nitro outside on the back deck freaking out and barking like a crazy dog. I figured he was just bugging my other dog Bailey this morning because they get up every morning and wrestle. I thought they were playing at first but then I saw Bailey casually walk by my office window and I could hear Nitro still freaking out, so I decided to grab my camera and head outside. Here is what happened next.

 Do you see anything unusual in this photo?

 A big beautiful moth with a torn wing...

 Nitro is such a chicken when it comes to bugs (so is Tallulah for that matter)...

 Nitro: I'm bigger then you and you better leave my back yard!

 Then he looks at me like "mommy aren't you going to get him for me?"....

 Nitro: Oh crap the critter moves!

 Stalking position....

 2nd warning....

 Nitro getting into stalking position again....

 Such a big chicken....

 Nitro showing a little bravery....On the next few shots this is what I imagine Nitro was saying in dog talk...

 Nitro: Now what should I do?

 Nitro: dog smells here....

Nitro: Okay, this is it....I'm warning you! You better leave right now!

 Nitro: Okay this is not working for the what?

Nitro: Hmmm....maybe this little critter isn't so bad after all....

Nitro:  Oh crap! The critter is flapping his wings!

Nitro:  Don't you flap those wings at me!

 Nitro: I'm bigger and tougher then you plus my mommy is standing right here and she will protect me!

 Nitro: Since mommy is so relaxed maybe this little critter isn't so bad after all.

Puppies are so entertaining at nine months. Shortly after I shot these photos, my husband Chris came up from the barn to see what all the ruckus was about and I had him move the moth so I could get back to work.


  1. This is so darn always amazes me when a young child or pet encounters something NEW...You really caught the joy and cuteness of Nitro discovering nature at its finest!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

  2. hahahah havi is sacred of her own shadow - so this cracks me up!

  3. How entertaining a little moth can be. Xander is our bug chaser here. I hope you all are having a good week. Zoe and I are just now recovering from the busy weekend. We're not used to being on the go that nonstop, but it was an awesome time!

  4. That is too cute! I've never seen a dog bark at a moth before!


  5. Hi! Just making the rounds to remind all my dog-bloggin' friends that the Tricks For Treats contest ends this Friday at 11:59 pm EST. Grab your video camera and get your submission in ASAP!


  6. Amazing sequence! Nitro I think this post needs to be "Terrified Tuesday" ;) Glad to see you made friends in the end - he was a rather attractive butterfly.

  7. BAH!! How funny! That sequence was cracking me up - that sounded just like Nyxie and her tough girl front ;)