Friday, March 11, 2011

Saturday Snapshot--March 12, 2011

This meme is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books

To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.

We were hanging out in our back garden when all of a sudden we noticed that our dog had climbed the tree! Who the heck has ever heard of a tree-climbing poodle?! Of course, once he was up there he couldn't climb down by himself so I had to climb part way up and get him down.

25 comments:

Dizzy C said...

I wouldnt have expected that from a poodle. At first glance I thought it was a monkey! :)

carol

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Too funny! What a strange looking tree. What kind is it?

Helen's Book Blog said...

Carol--I actually googled poodle climbing a tree but didn't find anything worth reading :-)

Diane--It's a pepper tree. Charlie must have used the nodules to get up so high

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Maybe he is part monkey...LOL

Wow, who knew? Do you have a cat, too, and maybe he was mimicking?

Wouldn't it be fun to know what he was thinking?

That's an interesting tree, too.

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Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

That's amazing - the tree as well as the dog!

storygal said...

How high is that tree and how far did the poodle climb?

Trish said...

He must have been chasing a squirrel and then suddenly realized he was stuck. What a funny dog :)

LisaMM said...

Maybe he's part mountain goat!! I didn't even notice the puppy in the tree at first glance.

Sassy B. said...

I wonder how long he had been planning how he was going to be a part of Saturday Snapshots? Too funny.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Laurel-Rain, Margaret--I had no idea he could do this. I guess a squirrel is pretty good incentive! I do love this tree

Storygal--He probably climbed about 10 feet because I couldn't reach him without climbing up a bit

Trish--I do think a squirrel was the catalyst. Once I got him down he climbed a couple more times, but we managed to stop him before he got too high

Lisa--This climb from a dog who likes to pretend he can't get up onto a bed by himself. Now we know better!

Sassy--Yes, sneaky little guy!

Leslie said...

Oh that's too funny. My family had a poodle for many years and he never tried to climb a tree. Chase rabbits and squirrels, yes, but trees, no.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

LOL!! What a funny little dog!! Animals sure have their own little individual personalities, don't they? Our cat Beneigt acts a lot like a dog...he will raise up and scratch on the door to go out, drink from the toilet if the door is open, and will even come when you call him (which is amazing for a cat) ;) We call him a "catdog."

Ellie said...

My Jack Russell loves climbing trees too!

That's a very strange looking tree. Never saw one like that before!

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mostraum said...

That's great, I couldn't imagine a poodle climbing a tree like that. I hope you got him down in one piece.

Bev Hankins said...

At first I didn't even see him...I was too busy being fascinated by the odd-looking tree. The picture is just plain cool for the tree alone, but add a tree-climbing poodle and that makes for an awesome couple of pictures!

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Helen's Book Blog said...

Leslie--Squirrels are definitely our dogs main nemesis!

Ellie--So glad to hear my dog is not alone in his tree-climbing pursuits! We love our bulbous tree!

Mostraum--I got him down just fine though he definitely got himself stuck

Bev--Yes, the tree is definitely interesting looking and we love it

Helen's Book Blog said...

Peppermint--sorry! I accidentally skipped you. Thank goodness our dog doesn't drink from the toilet! That's so funny that you cat is doglike and my dog is catlike.

Connolly-Ahern (Col Reads) said...

Oh my gosh, I love that! What a powerful pooch!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Connolly-Ahern--Powerful pooch, I like it

kavyen said...

He sure must be a handful... and the tree itself looks very interesting.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Kavyen--You know, it's funny, usually he is such a calm dog and not a trouble-maker at all.

Alyce said...

That is so cute! I've never had a dog that climbed trees. I wonder if your dog will do it again after the experience of getting stuck. :)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Alyce--Now it feels like a party trick. We're all waiting to see if he'll do it again!

Irene said...

Those poodles sure are unpredictable. Great snapshot.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Irene--Now I know why poodles are circus dogs!