So we’ve been having skunk problems. Every night they try to get our chickens or ducks or rabbits. So our dogs (mostly Vincent) keep guard all. Night. Long.
We wake up in the morning and the dogs are exhausted and sleep most of the day away. They’ve earned it without a shadow of a doubt because we can certainly smell how much they’ve been working. Even if they aren’t sprayed, the backyard is definitely smelly from the skunks they’ve chased off.
(I’m so glad, now, that Vincent is so good at dodging things, because we don’t have enough tomato juice to bathe him in.)
We’re trying to get another dog, because Vincent might be young and spry and energetic (and super protective of ‘his’ animals), but Sissy is getting up there in years and there’s no way she’s going to be able to help Vincent out with guard duty once the temperature drops like lead in water. I have no idea how she’s keeping up with him now.
Seriously, though, Vincent does a head check on the rabbits every morning whenever we open up the rabbit garage (there are no vehicles or machinery housed in the rabbit garage, just rabbits and animal feed). He walks through and touches noses with all of our long-time residents and even some of our short-time residents, then he turns and walks out with me as soon as I’m done filling up their water bottles/bowls.
He takes his duties very seriously and won’t let us go to bed until we’ve made sure to let him outside to start guard duty, even if he was napping when we were getting ready for bed in the first place.
Now if only we could find a way to stop the skunks from coming over in the first place so that our backyard would stop smelling skunky in the morning.
One, two, Three, four: I declare a Jaw War!
Watching my dogs do a jaw war which is a lot like a thumb war, but with teeth.
Check out the original One-Liner Wednesday. (Will update link when able.)
The battle was fierce and though no one lost no one really won either.
Well, that’s not quite true…
The humans. The humans lost.
Bloody scratches and subtle bite marks (“They didn’t feel subtle when I was getting them!”) told the tale.
And all the mayhem, the war, the blood and pain, was caused by a simple sneeze.
It’s that time again, but this time I think I’ll focus on a few little things once more instead of just one theme. Not because there aren’t big things or people that I can focus on, but because there are a lot of little things I can think of at the moment and I want to share them.
This week I am thankful for:Company during filing The best of friends Peace at home, goodwill between cats and dogs Comfy places to sleep
Companionship Curiosity is better with siblings Random camera shy cat Adorable puppies
Really, I’m grateful for animal family members today, both past and present.
For the original Thankful Thursday post today: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/thankful-thursday-the-goodness-of-life/
Since last Thursday I have decided that I like this prompt. No, I don’t like it, I love it and I need it. It really turned my day around and I was better for having found it. So I decided to do it again!
I am thankful for:Accepting the extra party guests (only supposed to have 2 friends plus 5 cousins…ended up with over 20 kids in a duplex)
Christmas morning cuddles
Peace between mother and daughter
Peace between siblings (they both belong to my sister)
Time with Grandma images from: martha0stout’s phone
Again I post only a small collection of things I’m grateful for and I look forward to this next week. It really gives me a better view on my life!
Be sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday for this week’s edition: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/thankful-thursday-mothers-day-gratitude/comment-page-1/#comment-1985