Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | May 3, 2017

Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel

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Kepler & BibleScienceGuy

Woof! Woof! This is Kepler again, Master’s Parson Russell terrier. I’m writing another article for Master’s blog.

Master is the BibleScienceGuy, and he has been encouraging me to write more. He says folks like the way I think and like to hear what I have to say.

So today I want to tell you about our recent indoor hunting adventure.

Squirrel Chase

On a recent Monday at 6 a.m., Henry and I began calling Master urgently. Usually we are quiet in our kennel crates, but this time we had good reason to be agitated. We were very excited because a small gray squirrel had invaded the family room.

I do not allow squirrels in our house, and I wanted to dispatch it with all due speed. Henry and I were intensely eager to get after it.

But Missus was concerned about too much havoc in the house if two dogs were out chasing the squirrel, so Master let me out first.

This was a very fast smart squirrel. He hid under the TV cabinet, and I couldn’t get under the cabinet to get him. Missus shooed him out with a broom, and he took off with me in hot pursuit. He ran around in the kitchen, dining room, living room, and front hall. We have linoleum and hardwood floors in these areas, and I just couldn’t keep my footing racing around tight corners after Mr. Squirrel. Master laughed at me, because I skidded and slipped and tumbled time after time as I chased Mr. Squirrel. Then he would run back under the TV cabinet.

I think we should have dirt floors in the house, because I need to make sharp turns without slipping. But Master says we have to accommodate Missus on the floors.

Missus likes to pour soapy water on the floor and rub and rub and rub. It wears me out me just to watch her. I have no idea why she likes to do this. Usually she’s quite sensible. Master said she couldn’t do her Soapy Water Rubbing Thing with dirt floors, so we have to keep the linoleum.

I told Master that our floors give squirrels an advantage, but he said Missus trumps squirrels.

I asked Master why Missus likes to do her Soapy Water Rubbing Thing. He said it’s hard to explain, but if I listened better when his audio Bible was playing, he said I would have heard a verse to help me understand. Master thinks Missus is an excellent wife who “looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.” (Proverbs 31:27)

Master told me that Missus’ favorite Book instructs wives to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored (Titus 2:5). I guess Missus takes that very seriously. But why couldn’t she still have nice dirt floors with plenty of traction — along with interesting scents?

I think this Soapy Water Rubbing Thing may be a woman thing. I think the Creator built it into Missus’ DNA — just like He put it in my DNA to catch squirrels. So Missus can’t keep from rubbing soapy water on floors, just like I can’t keep from chasing squirrels and barking at them.

Anyway, I couldn’t catch Mr. Squirrel because of his tight cornering. Master decided to let Henry out to help me. Henry and I know innately how to hunt like a pack. (Can you guess how we know? Right, the Creator built it into our dog DNA.)

The official Backyard Squirrel Patrol — Captain Kepler & Lieutenant Henry — sprang into instant action. It was all over in seconds. We got him! We ripped open his belly, and blood dripped all over as we played tug-of-war with Mr. Squirrel — Henry on one end and me on the other. Each of us was frantic to claim the prize.

Missus grabbed Henry up and took him outside. I took Mr. Squirrel under the desk and posed for this photo.

Eventually Master took Mr. Squirrel and did something with him. I hope Master skinned him and cut him up for our food bowls. I went around cleaning up the mess after the squirrel chase. I licked up all the squirrel blood — yummy!

I’m already looking forward to our next guest squirrel. I try to keep squirrels and chipmunks out of our yard, but for the most part they stay just out of reach — with one exception.

Master and I have no idea how squirrels keep getting inside the house. I do not mind this as much as he does, because I enjoy solving the problem. These chases are highlights for me. Here are accounts of my previous squirrel and chipmunk adventures:
Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
Taunting Kepler
Who Taught Kepler?
Kepler Chases a Squirrel

So that’s how things look from the Dog House!

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What innate behavior by your pet amazes you with God’s design?
2. If your pets could talk, what choices in your life would grab their attention?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 17th article in a series of blog posts on our Jack Russell terrier Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Master. Numbers 9-17 are by Kepler.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop

Read the sequel:
18. How Things Look from the Dog House coming soon . . .

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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
“for the defense of the gospel”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday May 3, 2017 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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Responses

  1. Good dog, Kepler! 😀

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    • Bill, You guys might want to start thinking about sleeping in the back yard to get away from all the wildlife.

      God put Kepler in the right family.

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