Calli came to her new home with us just a little over a year ago. Little did she know how little time she would spend here in our little Boise home.
Her first long road trip, to the coast, came after just a couple weeks.
But Calli’s life is more than just riding around in Moby. She gets to do . . . . .
Last week we put COVID-19 social distancing into play by heading for SE Oregon’s Owyhee high desert country to help with a annual project surveying short-eared owls. Luckily we got out of town just before the governors of Oregon and Idaho shut down the states.
Calli tried to help, but didn’t find surveying nearly as engaging as hunting.
Especially since I didn’t have binoculars for her to use.
So she turned her attention to the Belding’s ground squirrel, aka the “sage rat”. The high desert seems to be especially full of them this year.
The joy of mousing.
Calli’s mousing strategy: Step 1 – Find a fresh smelling burrow and dig deep.
Step 2 – Wait for it. . .
Step 3 – POUNCE!
Step 4 – Snuffle deep in the hole.
A new hole. Surely this time.
The end of another tough day in this dirty dog’s Moby life.