Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Dear dog: Please break the rule
This cold and blustery day started with me letting Hud the herding dog puppy outside to find a dirty-headed bald eagle sitting on the power pole, watching the goings-on in the yard. Okay, so I put the big dog out with the little dog as a precaution.
Morning proceeded, and I noticed Rena the guardian wasn't staying close enough to the house to entertain the pup. How come? These two tricksters (click on photo for larger image) had come through, attempting to lure Rena out the back fence and onto the Mesa big game winter range. Rena is a lovely dog, but how I wish she'd grab at least one of these two coyotes. Now we've got a game where the Mesa fence is "safe." Grrr says me. Maybe I'll try to pop one with something more than a camera.
Our sheep herd will be moved here to the house in a few more weeks, and with them come the guardians with less tolerance.