Friday, 22 March 2019

Urban wildlife

So the other night, on my pre-bedtime 'comfort walk' around our Aberdeen neighbourhood, Gail and I spotted a fox, strolling down the street in front of us, bold as you like.

It was the second time we'd seen him in as many weeks.

As you know, we live in inner city area, albeit one with parks and green spaces nearby.

Can you believe that Gail criticised my reaction to this sighting, implying that what she described as my "ear splitting high pitched barking and frenzied straining at the leash" was somehow not acceptable behaviour.

Pray, what part of FOX terrier does she not understand?

photo from internet
Once again we are delighted to take part in the LLB Gang's Nature Friday blog hop.


  1. what did the fox say: ringdingding? but you are right you are a fox terrier so it is your job...

  2. We have seen fox and coyote on our walk here in the suburbs. Mom doesn't approve of our excitement either. Humans can be so odd.

  3. Hari OM
    Crikey Bertie lad... for a smart woman, Gail can sometimes miss the cue ball, what?!!! Now, your mission, should you choose to take it is to line Gail up on an all-night vigil with the camera and try to beat that shot from the net. (I know, I know, I can hear her from here... nearly as good as your foxie yelp!) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. My mom would have been joining you in the noisy department, Bertie, if it would have happened to us. Safety first and scaring him off is a great idea!

  5. Bertie I'm giggled so hard at"
    "ear splitting high pitched barking and frenzied straining at the leash" was somehow not acceptable behaviour.

    Pray, what part of FOX terrier does she not understand?" Indeed good buddy how hard is that to understand!!
    Oh my word that struck my funny bone.

    Thank you for the LOLing
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. eeek when we see a fox we ALWAYs pull to get it. I mean, imagine playing with the tail anyway! Peeps don't get it my friend... just be you! Milo the standard Poodle
    at not afraid of color

  7. Bow Wow!! That is some nature worth barking about!! We don't have foxes here. It's a good thing because Mom thinks they are adorable and would want to adopt one....BOL!

  8. Every now and then we have a family of foxes that stroll through the green space behind our fence. And yes, Bertie, we do like you, and let that family know that they are trespassing way too close to our kingdom. But they are pretty cute, don't you think?

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. We think you did a wonderful job! Just what does that fox think it's doing, sneaking around your kingdom. Hope it got the message.

  10. That sounds so exciting for you Bertie. Obviously your breed traits kicked in and you alerted everyone around. Well done! My humans recall seeing foxes around London when they lived there. Sadly, for us, there are no foxes for Enzo or I to bark at in New Zealand. The best animals we discover at night are stray cats and possums.

    My personal assistant, who types for me, just discovered this article by Auckland Museum about the failed attempts by the English to introduce foxes to our country Perhaps if you are more cunning than a fox you could work out a way to send one over to us to make our nightly "comfort walks" more fun!

    Love and woofs,

    1. Since posting my message above I have been sternly informed I'm only allowed to dream of foxes instead of suggesting you find a way to introduce one to my fox free country, so Bertie next time she sees my back legs run (while I am sleeping) I just might be chasing the fox that you saw.

  11. We can't believe Gail wasn't glad you were trying to scare that fox away. You were just protecting her.

  12. Well you told that fox what for and hope he knows not to come back
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. Sometimes we wonder if humans really understand us at all... ;-)
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  14. We are glad our reaction matches that of a well trained and breed fox terrier!