Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Little Dog on the Prairie

Dad just got his All Animals magazine from the HSUS and they had a big story that reminded us to post pics we had taken on our summer road trip of these guys -

Can you see him?

How about now?

Here's a hint

Apparently, all roads lead to Prairie Dog Town!

And they even have their own State Park.

The first pics were taken in our favorite town - Ennis, MT - right next to the post office.  This empty lot had several prairie dogs popping up.  But, they got kinda shy when Mom pulled out the ole camera and tried to take their pictures. 

When we got on the road headed to the next place, we saw all these signs for Prairie Dog Town.  Lucky dogs!  They have a town all their own AND a State Park!  Bet they don't have to wear leashes! 
Just saying . . .

But, we didn't have to stop in Prairie Dog Town to see tons of prairie dogs.  Mom spent like the next 1000  100 or so miles trying to get pics of prairie dogs.  Here's some of what she got.  We had to finally stop her and hide the camera.  We promise we won't show all of them!

Can you tell Mom is a little insane over the Prairie Dog?  Guess she likes any kind of dog :)  If you love Prairie dogs and you're interested in reading the HSUS article on Prairie Dogs, click here

The Road Dogs


Noah said...

A dog is a dog I guess. I have never seen a prairie dog, that would be neat

Brian said...

That's a much fun as wack-a-mole!
Join the Moosie Mission

Unknown said...

Praire dogs are soooooo cute but man are there fast!! :)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley... somebuddy taught all those little guys to sit up and BEG???? I wonder what kind of treats they used fur that?
Gosh they are CUTE. I can see why your mom likes them so much.

Backcountry Brodie said...

I sniffed out that Prairie Dog in the furst one! I think I sniffed him out rite quickly coz they duss look a lot like skwerrells. Mebbe they be skwerrells disguised as Prairie Dogs so they could get their own town and park and stuffs. Your mom mite has blowned their cover with all those pikshures.

K9 Katastrophie said...

ooooo there is lots of dem critters!!


Anonymous said...

My mom just LUVS prairie dogs, too. She read this article not too long ago abouts how prairie dogs have their own complicated language that they teach to baby prairie dogs. She found it Most Fascinating and I bet your mom would like it, too:

Me - I just think they'd be fun to chase!

Wiggles & Wags,

Oskar said...

Hmph, they don't look like any dogs I've ever met!

Nubbin wiggles,

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, they are cute. I don't think I have ever seen one before. Are they rodents or dogs?

Your pal, Pip

the teacher's pets said...

I am not soon as I read the words "prairie dogs" I called my fiance' into the computer room and read every single word of your post to him and he was almost as impressed as I was that you saw soooo many prairie dogs at once! My fiance' lived out west for a number of years and he's one of those "I've been there, done that" kind of guys but I was over the moon about these dogs! I've been to zoos in New England where there's a prairie dog area and I cannot get over how darn cute they are! I wonder if I should just adopt one already or is that not allowed???? Is your mom going to adopt one and walk it all around town? heeeeheeee!
Thank you soooo much for sharing this post! I think you and your humans are super lucky to see prairie dogs, etc, on your road trip!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

hee hees... yous momma is not insane at alls... our momma tinks 'dat little prairie doggie is super cutes too!! Him looks like IzZY!! Hee hees... 'dey looks like 'dey funny little dudes!!

lots of little dopplegangers... snorts!!
Josie Posie

Two French Bulldogs said...

We like those cute little prairie doggys
Benny & Lily

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Oh, nice. Do you know we've never, ever seen a prairie dog in a natural setting. Well, Franklin and I have never seen one at all. The humans have seen them in a zoo is all. It's pretty nice that you got pictures of actual, free range prairie doggies.

lotsa licks, Lola

houndstooth said...

I wonder what it would be like to be able to run after one of those guys! That place looks like it would be a lot of fun to visit!


Two Pitties in the City said...

I love the wild prairie dogs; I've only ever seen them at the zoo. I think they're ok off-leash walking.

Levi said...

What funny looking dogs?! :)

Wyatt said...

That's a lot of Prairie Dogs! More like Prairie Dog Metropolis!


George The Lad said...

Hey there squirrels without the tails!!! that would be great fun having a run around, a bit like them fair ground games where you have a hammer as they pop up lol!!!
See Yea George xxx

The Daily Pip said...

Pip's mom here ...I just sent you an email. I just now opened your package! OMG, I am so touched by your gift. I just can't express how much this means to me. The necklace just made my day, week, month! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!


3 doxies said...

I thinks they look very deeeeelish but my mum says I shouln't say that because her says they is...(gasp)...precious lookin'.


Sightless said...

That's really super cool.

Amy said...

Well pups, I have to agree with your mom. Those prairie dogs are cute little buggers!

the booker man said...

whoa! it's like whack-a-mole in real life! heehee. seriously, that is so really super cool that your mama got pics of the prairie doggies all peekin' out of their holes!

the booker man

pee s -- thankies for the happy birthday wishes! :)

betty said...

first time visiting your blog; wow, I can't imagine traveling with dogs! what an adventure!!

We used to live in Billings, Montana. I know exactly where this Prairie Dog State Park is!! And you are right, they are all over the place in Montana as you drive along from spring to fall!

too cute!!