Ah, dogs. Our Lab was lucky she didn’t slice her femoral artery falling out of the tree — an inch or so to the right and she would have bled out almost immediately. She is now a legend at the vet. My dad had called ahead and said that when he got there and they buzzed him in, the receptionist yelled over her shoulder, “YOU GUYS! IT’S THE TREE-CLIMBING DOG!!”
I cannot recommend teaching your dog to climb trees, though it seems she isn’t keen on learning. Oh, and once I had to take our golden retriever in because one of the 3.5 squirrels did not go gently into that good night and bit her on the face!
In conclusion, fuck squirrels and all their works.