Memphis, TN—During a routine walk Monday morning, local dog Snooper was caught in the act of ignoring a perfectly good squirrel that he could have been chasing.
Snooper’s owner, Web developer Miles Durk, was taking Snooper on a walk just outside the subdivision they live in. While walking along a road that borders a forest, Durk became aware of a squirrel scampering around to their right.
“I heard some rustling, and when I looked over, there was this big ol’ squirrel with its mouth full of acorns in the grass next to us. I thought for sure Snooper would see it any second and absolutely lose his mind, but boy was I wrong.”
Despite the squirrel making quite a ruckus with all of the crunchy Fall leaves in its path, Snooper remained content just taking in the cool evening.
“It was so embarrassing,” Durk told the Post. “I was worried someone would see him just walking by like nothing was there. I don’t need my neighbors thinking I have some prim and proper dog that doesn’t bark at stuff.”
Our reporter then asked Snooper whether this was a common practice for him, or if he was simply having an off day.
“What? Oh, is there a squirrel?” Snooper asked. “Ah, shoot. I mean, uh, bark! Bark bark!”
Snooper then watched as the squirrel looked up and slowly hopped away. Snooper looked back at Durk guiltily, then resumed walking down the road. Durk shook his head in disgust.
“Look, when I take my dog for a quick walk around the neighborhood, that’s one thing, but when I walk him by these woods, I do it so I can feel him pulling on the leash with all his might trying to chase after some critter or another. I want him to bark loud enough they’ll make noise complaints in the next county. If he’s going to just be lazy like this, what’s even the point?”