I had to ask myself that very question. This story happened while we were camped out in the desert before going to Blogpaws. This silly dog, made friends with one of the local bumblebees. Or rather the bumblebee, befriended Torrey.
It all started when Al started some wood carving outside. He uses a special power tool when he carves, and it makes a kind of buzzing sound.
Pretty soon we had a giant bumblebee that would hang out. I don’t know for sure, but I don’t think these big bumblebees sting. This one didn’t seem interested in stinging, or being mean in any way. I think he thought that Al, and his power carver, were another bumblebee friend. Or maybe a rival, who knows.
This guy would just hover in the air right where we were sitting. Pretty soon, Torrey noticed him. Torrey has always loved to snap at, and chase flying bugs. She has even been stung doing this, she’s not deterred however. She would watch the bumblebee and try to catch him, never even coming kind of close. Pretty soon the bumblebee was playing with Torrey. It would fly down a little, get her attention, then zoom away.
I tried to get a photo of Torrey doing spins while playing with the bee, no such luck.
This back and forth would go on until Torrey got tired of it all. I think the bee would have played all day, that thing could hover in the air forever.
I have to say, it kept Torrey occupied and cracked us up for days. Has your dog ever made friends with a completely different species?
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