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All the experts say that goals should be lofty and challenging, so we have taken that to heart and are looking upwards for a real challenge.
Typhoon has proven over and over that he is faster than any rabbit. He can out twist and turn them no matter how hard they try to evade his hunting skills. Hu-Dad has worked hard to make sure all of the rabbits are long gone before Typhoon is allowed in the yard. The result is that Typhoon is now searching for a bigger challenge.
For newer readers, we don’t have squirrels up here. Typhoon and some birds, however, have been talking smack to each other. We expect this to be a summer long battle.
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We Had A Little Snow
Our winter may have been mild so far, but, like much of the east coast, we had a little snow this week. And so we had a little fun.
Mom sez: Ayla was our “bird dog”. Our Siberians have a partly covered deck, where their food and water dishes are, and the ravens and magpies just loved that. They’d sit on top of the gazebo frame and taunt Ayla, taking turns landing down to the top of the BBQ from there, and she got lots of exercise that way. Between the birds, and the squirrels who used to live in the trees that bordered our back fence, there was never a dull moment watching the performance. Now, our “delightful” neighbors across the back fence have “pruned” the beautiful big trees across the fence, and put “bait” out for the squirrels, so there are no more squirrels, and very few birds anymore.
My shepherd caught a crow in flight… lucky for the crow I think Sabo was shocked he caught it and I was able to out him long enough for the crow to escape sands some feathers
However now we have an ongoing bird war. And I’m afraid it’s only a matter of time, he’s an old man but he still has a six foot vertical leap.
Typhoon has the tree to launch off of… I see planning afoot
Almost sounds like it was a crow. They love to talk back. Fascinating birds.
One of my Siberians caught a bird on the fly. It was not high enough and he jumped up and grapped it. I told him to drop it and he opened his mouth and it flew off, it seemed fine. Those birds better give Typhoon a wide berth.
Sweet goals Typhoon! My Akita Izzy loves to chase the geckos here in Florida… hasn’t caught one of those speedy little critters yet but the chase continues ????
On have a 90lb German Shepherd and a 9lb long haired miniature Dachshund. Believe it or not the Dachshund grabbed a hold of a bird as it was trying to fly away and then the Shepherd stomped on it. Aries, my husky was exactly like Ty. He was lean and fast as lightning. He caught a squirrel in our back yard at the other house we lived at and he also had a kill list too. I’m not sure if Aries just wanted to play with the critters and he was just too big or he actually meant to kill them. Now Penny, my Dachshund looked like she meant to kill the bird. Bruce, my Shepard on the other looked like he just wanted to play. That’s all Bruce ever wants is to play unless there is a stranger around lol. Hugs and kisses to the herd.