Both of my dogs think that bees are one of the most exciting things on our walk. They whiz around their heads as we walk down the path due to the multitude of flowers in the townhouse landscaping, and are the source of much excitement. Hackles are sometimes raised, and I hear a lot of snapping. While I will try to distract them as much as possible, of course it’s not always possible.

I try to imagine what the dogs think they are, and this is what I believe:

Squirrels and bees and a dog

He treats bees like small squirrels in bee jackets.

Because when the squirrels dart past, they react almost exactly the same way.

It goes without saying that we are prepared with Benadryl in the cupboard in the event the dogs catch a squirrel bee, but here are some other good articles on how to prepared for and what to do if your dog eats a bee.

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Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.